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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

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    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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TANCREDO, THOMAS GERARD, Republican Party
Colorado

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $39,854.09

Average cost per trip - $4,981.76
Total number of days spent traveling - 36 days
Rank of representative - 163 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Egypt's International Economic Forum
Dates - April 12, 2001 - April 12, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Egypt

Purpose - congressional fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $250.00
Lodging Cost - $100.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $400.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - April 5, 2001 - April 12, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - United Arab Emirates - Qatar - Lebanon

Purpose - congressional fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $9,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,150.00
Meal Cost - $330.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,480.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Associations
Dates - February 14, 2002 - February 22, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Ankara, Turkey - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - Fact-finding trip caucus on US-Turkish Relations
Notes - Jackie Tancredo, spouse, accompanied.

Travel Cost - $12,708.66
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $308.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,616.66

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Dates - April 15, 2003 - April 16, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Heidelberg, Germany

Purpose - Attend 20th Annual Congress Berndestag Seminar
Notes - Jackie Tancredo, spouse

Travel Cost - $1,815.00
Lodging Cost - $180.00
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,065.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Federation of American Immigration Reform
Dates - June 3, 2004 - June 4, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ - Denver, CO

Purpose - to be a speaker at an event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $669.20
Lodging Cost - $95.25
Meal Cost - $55.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $819.45

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Airbus
Dates - August 15, 2004 - August 24, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - Toulouse, France

Purpose - Aviation fact finding visit to Airbus Headquarters
Notes - Denver - Washington - Paris - Toulouse - Toulouse - Paris - Washington - Denver Personal Expense 8/19 - 8/21

Travel Cost - $10,880.80
Lodging Cost - $508.78
Meal Cost - $322.60
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,712.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jasper County Republican Central Committee
Dates - February 12, 2005 - February 13, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - MO

Purpose - Keynote Speaker for Jasper County Lincoln Day Dinner
Notes - Denver - Missouri - Denver

Travel Cost - $560.80
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $760.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation
Dates - April 23, 2004 - April 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - LA - DC 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 - No

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.