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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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.

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SLAUGHTER, LOUISE M, Democratic Party
New York

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $10,290.54

Average cost per trip - $791.58
Total number of days spent traveling - 35 days
Rank of representative - 427 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Dates - April 18, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Niagara Falls, NY

Purpose - 17th annual congress - Bundetag Seminar
Notes - travelled with husband, Robert Slaughter

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $318.00
Meal Cost - $386.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $704.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Citizen
Dates - June 5, 2000 - June 6, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Montreal, Canada

Purpose - fact-finding trip on international prescription drug cost differential
Notes -

Travel Cost - $120.00
Lodging Cost - $45.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $165.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Virginia
Dates - March 30, 2001 - March 31, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Charlottesville, VA

Purpose - Discuss member's legislation regarding genetic non-discrimination
Notes - Spouse Robert Slaughter accompanied.

Travel Cost - $35.15
Lodging Cost - $86.51
Meal Cost - $21.66
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $143.32

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - University of Kentucky
Dates - May 5, 2001 - May 7, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Lexington, KY

Purpose - commencement speaker
Notes - other costs are for computer time at Kinko's editing and copying speech

Travel Cost - $788.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $60.58
Total Cost - $848.58

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Kentucky
Dates - April 19, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Lexington, KY

Purpose - Deliver speech on the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center Community-Based faculty initiative.
Notes - Spouse Robert Slaughter accompanied.

Travel Cost - $770.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $53.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $823.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Myra Tobin, Kentuckians for New York
Dates - October 29, 2001 - October 30, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speech - update on action in congress
Notes -

Travel Cost - $32.00
Lodging Cost - $274.83
Meal Cost - $82.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $388.83

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Dates - July 28, 2001 - July 28, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speech on the arts and accept award.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $336.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $336.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Institute for Genomic Research, AAAS
Dates - February 17, 2001 - February 18, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - speech about genetic non-discrimination
Notes -

Travel Cost - $493.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $46.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $789.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York State United Teachers
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 8, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Albany, NY

Purpose - speak at 5th annual NYSUT health and safety conference
Notes - one-way flight then drove back with staff member Lisa LaTravato (who listed $179.21 for transportation expense)

Travel Cost - $208.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $238.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of Medical Colleges
Dates - January 16, 2002 - January 17, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Savannah, GA

Purpose - speak at 13th annual development conference for health professions, financial aid officers, about credit card legislation.
Notes - other expenses include $25 cancellation fee for spouse's airline ticket (he did not attend)

Travel Cost - $749.50
Lodging Cost - $177.00
Meal Cost - $44.50
Other Cost - $25.00
Total Cost - $996.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Auto Workers
Dates - April 26, 2004 - April 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Atlantic City, NJ

Purpose - Speaker at a conference
Notes - Rochester, NY - Atlantic City, NJ

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $155.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $155.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Free Press Media Conference
Dates - May 26, 2004 - May 31, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Plenary session
Notes - Rochester, NY - New Orleans, LA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $497.81
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,497.81

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroad's Legislative Conference
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaking on panel
Notes - Rochester, NY - Palm Beach, FL Including spouse

Travel Cost - $450.00
Lodging Cost - $1,554.00
Meal Cost - $1,030.00
Other Cost - $171.00
Total Cost - $3,205.00

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

  • 12.16.14

    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.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.