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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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STEARNS, CLIFFORD B, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $34,937.89

Average cost per trip - $2,911.49
Total number of days spent traveling - 50 days
Rank of representative - 186 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 18, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cologne, Germany - Bonn, Germany - Liechtenstein

Purpose - US-German Roundtable/IMDI Congressional Visit to Liechtenstein
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,500.00
Lodging Cost - $940.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,940.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Wine Institute
Dates - October 17, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Napa Valley, CA

Purpose - To investigate regulatory issues pertaining to the wine industry, including shipment, international trade, the Market Access Program, and the Endangered Species Act.
Notes - Joan Stearns, spouse, accompanied. Other expense is Lake County Wine Alliance Charity Tickets for spouse and member

Travel Cost - $5,140.00
Lodging Cost - $1,004.64
Meal Cost - $705.90
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $7,000.54

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - Participation in the Prayer, Politics & Reconciliation Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $499.50
Lodging Cost - $158.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $777.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - January 20, 2003 - January 24, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Singapore

Purpose - IMDI Congressional Visits to Singapore Program
Notes - Lodging $300x4 nights-meals $100x5 meals

Travel Cost - $3,521.30
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,221.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - January 14, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding Visit
Notes - Other expenses are gratuities, museum tickets

Travel Cost - $2,350.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost - $420.00
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $3,790.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - October 24, 2004 - October 25, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Hollywood, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement at dinner
Notes - Orlando - Hollywood (Ft Lauderdale) - Orlando (all in Florida)

Travel Cost - $500.00
Lodging Cost - $221.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $846.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 11, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Fact-finding trip to learn more about current issues facing automobile industry
Notes - Phoenix, AZ - Detroit, MI - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $845.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost - $265.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,770.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Assn
Dates - January 6, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To participate in panel on high tech issues for the 109th Congress and to learn about other high tech matters
Notes - Member: Washington - Las Vegas - Phoenix Son: Orlando - Las Vegas - Orlando

Travel Cost - $856.62
Lodging Cost - $912.33
Meal Cost - $460.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,228.95

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Management & Development Institute
Dates - February 19, 2005 - February 26, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany

Purpose - Fact finding to learn about trade and international issues
Notes - Orlando - Washington - Paris - Stuttgart - Gainesville

Travel Cost - $3,980.60
Lodging Cost - $683.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,363.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Awakening Inc
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 10, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Ocala - Sea Island, GA - Ocala This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Jacksonville - San Diego - DC (Congressman Stearns); Jacksonville - San Diego - Jacksonville (Son - Bundy) This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Edison Electric Institute
Dates - February 15, 2004 - February 16, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Ocala - Orlando - Ocala This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

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.