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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

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  • 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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TANNER, JOHN S, Democratic Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $56,397.80

Average cost per trip - $4,699.82
Total number of days spent traveling - 49 days
Rank of representative - 110 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - January 22, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - meet w/ Winn Dixie officials
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,129.00
Lodging Cost - $58.00
Meal Cost - $56.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,243.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Restaurant Association
Dates - May 18, 2001 - May 20, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - speech, visit trade show, meet with constituents
Notes - Spouse Betty Ann Tanner

Travel Cost - $3,846.00
Lodging Cost - $570.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,666.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Electronics Industry Alliance
Dates - January 30, 2002 - January 31, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Memphis, TN

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,854.50
Lodging Cost - $335.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,239.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy Foundation
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 18, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - fact-finding, education and people-to-people
Notes - other expenses are for local transportation

Travel Cost - $800.00
Lodging Cost - $240.00
Meal Cost - $170.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $1,285.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cigar Association of America
Dates - October 2, 2003 - October 5, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Homestead, VA

Purpose - Give a speech-meet with industry officials
Notes - Betty Ann Tanner, spouse

Travel Cost - $1,658.00
Lodging Cost - $1,625.94
Meal Cost - $366.25
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,650.19

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Community Financial Services Association of America
Dates - June 27, 2003 - June 29, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry
Notes - Betty Ann Tanner, spouse-other expenses forum related activities.

Travel Cost - $2,900.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $814.00
Total Cost - $4,964.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Participate in seminar on policy
Notes - Betty Ann Tanner, spouse-other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $959.20
Lodging Cost - $567.64
Meal Cost - $603.56
Other Cost - $140.56
Total Cost - $2,270.96

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Discuss trade issues with Cuba
Notes - Betty Ann Tanner, spouse-Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $776.66
Lodging Cost - $1,464.00
Meal Cost - $267.36
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $2,558.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 23, 2003 - March 26, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Conference on Conservation Issues..
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $792.00
Lodging Cost - $1,666.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,458.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Conservation International
Dates - January 8, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (12 days)
Location(s) - Madagascar - South Africa

Purpose - view international conservation practices and U.S. technical assistance
Notes - other costs were gifts - spouse Betty Ann Tanner

Travel Cost - $14,032.28
Lodging Cost - $1,164.96
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost - $85.00
Total Cost - $15,762.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Electronic Industry Association
Dates - January 28, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - participate in leadership forum
Notes - spouse Betty Ann Tanner - other cost for tours with group

Travel Cost - $811.55
Lodging Cost - $649.00
Meal Cost - $625.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $2,175.55

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - America's Trust Inc
Dates - April 15, 2005 - April 17, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Napa Valley, CA

Purpose - Seminar on legislative issues; port security, wine industry concerns
Notes - DC - Napa Valley - DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $10,890.16
Lodging Cost - $1,317.44
Meal Cost - $917.74
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,125.34

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.