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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

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  • 12.16.14

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    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
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    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.

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SHAW, CLAY, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $26,082.54

Average cost per trip - $1,863.04
Total number of days spent traveling - 76 days
Rank of representative - 247 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 1, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Fact-finding and to speak on trade implications of social policy pension reform
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Emilie Shaw; loding and meal expenses not actually listed

Travel Cost - $5,894.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,894.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association, Large Public Power Council
Dates - January 6, 2000 - January 9, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Fact-finding mission re: tax
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Emilie C. Shaw - no actual expenses listed on the sheet. Las Vegas, NV - Carefree, AZ

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - WILD Foundation
Dates - July 1, 2000 - July 10, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Tzaneen, South Africa - Johannesburg, South Africa - Windoek, Namibia

Purpose - Fact-finding mission to include environment, natural resource priorities and foreign policy
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Emilie C. Shaw - no actual expenses listed on the sheet

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 16, 2002 - March 16, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - participate in Futures Industry Association's conference
Notes - Spouse Emilie C. Shaw accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $510.82
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $510.82

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 17, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - meetings with business and govt. leaders on public policy issues that affect US - Scotland relations
Notes - spouse Emilie Shaw - other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,908.00
Lodging Cost - $1,971.00
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $5,105.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - bipartisan congressional retreat
Notes - spouse Emilie - Grandchildren Keeley clay and Ashton Wilder Grand. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $504.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,454.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for Strategic and International Studies
Dates - January 22, 2001 - January 26, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Zurich, Switzerland

Purpose - head of American delegation to the Commission on Global Aging's 2nd Plenary meeting
Notes - spouse Emilie Shaw. No figures given for expenses.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 20, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Duck Key, FL

Purpose - to bring leaders from outdoor industry and conservation organizations together to discuss issues facing America's sporting traditions
Notes - Exact numbers not filled in - with spouse Emilie Shaw. [Personal financial disclosure statement showed location]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Republican Main Street Partnership
Dates - June 21, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - conference to share ideas
Notes - spouse, Emilie Shaw, other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $609.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $1,709.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - April 11, 2003 - April 15, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Malaga, Spain

Purpose - discuss transatlantic relations and promote transatlantic partner through member (of Congress) to Member (of European parliament) dialogue.
Notes - spouse, Emilie Shaw accompanied. No actual figures for expenses disclosed.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Shannon, Ireland - London, England - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - to meet with government and business leaders to discuss public policy issues that affect relations between U.S. & Great Britain.m. Also to meet with British secretary for labor & pensions to discuss social security.
Notes - spouse, Emilie Shaw accompanied. [Amended report to remove Kessler & Associats as sponsor. Also to reduce amount]

Travel Cost - $3,470.60
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,944.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Clark Consulting
Dates - October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - guest speaker at 2003 client retreat-re:ways & means committee business
Notes - spouse, Emilie Shaw accompanied. No actual figures for expenses disclosed.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - African Wildlife Foundation
Dates - June 26, 2004 - July 6, 2004 (11 days)
Location(s) - Tanzania

Purpose - Study of conservation in Tan
Notes - DC - Tanzania - DC Rep did not include any dollar amounts for expenses

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Century Business Services Inc
Dates - August 3, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (8 days)
Location(s) - Shannon, Ireland - London, England

Purpose - International trade symposium
Notes - Washington, DC - Shannon, Ireland - London, England Including spouse Personal expense: 8/8 - 8/10

Travel Cost - $2,934.84
Lodging Cost - $1,610.00
Meal Cost - $920.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,464.84

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

Recent Posts

  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.