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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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STUPAK, BART, Democratic Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $50,691.16

Average cost per trip - $5,069.12
Total number of days spent traveling - 46 days
Rank of representative - 122 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Keystone Group
Dates - February 10, 2000 - February 14, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Keystone, CO

Purpose - policy conference regarding electric industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $811.00
Lodging Cost - $463.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,374.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - British Nuclear Fuels, Ltd.
Dates - May 27, 2001 - June 4, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Manchester, England - London, England

Purpose - Informational trip to learn about nuclear energy, nuclear waste disposal and nuclear plant decommissioning.
Notes - spouse Laurie Stupak accompanied.

Travel Cost - $12,780.00
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,080.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Williams Co.
Dates - October 25, 2001 - October 28, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Tulsa, OK

Purpose - fact finding visit of Williams Co., energy industry.
Notes - Spouse Laurie Stupak accompanied - desitination not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,766.36
Lodging Cost - $292.42
Meal Cost - $21.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,079.78

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Association of Counties
Dates - August 20, 2002 - August 21, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Harbor Springs, MI

Purpose - speaking engagement for annual MAC dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $180.51
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $225.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 19, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - conference
Notes - accompanied by spouse Laurie Stupak. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,125.00
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $849.84
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,892.79

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Issues conference
Notes - Laurie Stupak, spouse-Other expenses are for a blanket.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $283.82
Meal Cost - $214.42
Other Cost - $30.28
Total Cost - $528.52

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - DLC Spring Retreat - Issues and Policy Conference
Notes - other expenses for golf and $30 DLC

Travel Cost - $1,011.36
Lodging Cost - $1,044.00
Meal Cost - $813.32
Other Cost - $155.00
Total Cost - $3,023.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Keystone Center
Dates - February 18, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Keystone, CO

Purpose - Keystone Energy Board Conference - discuss energy bill and proposed reforms
Notes - spouse - Laurie Stupak

Travel Cost - $1,692.08
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,732.08

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - May 24, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain - Paris, France

Purpose - Tour of Spanish and French nuclear facilities and discussions with industry officials
Notes - Washington, DC - Barcelona, Spain - Paris, France - Green Bay, WI Including spouse Personal Expenses: 5/30 - 6/1

Travel Cost - $13,518.52
Lodging Cost - $2,307.96
Meal Cost - $3,952.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,778.48

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - JFK School of Government Harvard Univ
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Congressman: Atlanta, GA - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Aventura, FL - Green Bay, WI Mrs. Stupak: Green Bay, WI - Ft Lauderdale - Aventura, FL - Green Bay, WI Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,488.50
Lodging Cost - $1,315.32
Meal Cost - $1,082.60
Other Cost - $89.90
Total Cost - $3,976.32

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.