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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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  • 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.
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    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

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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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TIAHRT, TODD W, Republican Party
Kansas

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $72,011.41

Average cost per trip - $5,539.34
Total number of days spent traveling - 63 days
Rank of representative - 70 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - conservative members retreat, educational
Notes - other costs were audiovisuals and incidentals

Travel Cost - $63.75
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $234.86
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $637.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 10, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Kauai, HI

Purpose - aviation industry conference
Notes - spouse Vicki Tiahart

Travel Cost - $9,706.00
Lodging Cost - $2,996.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,102.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - W.O. Farber Center
Dates - February 16, 2004 - February 18, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Vermillion, SD - Wichita, KS

Purpose - to speak at the Farber Forum at the University of South Dakota
Notes -

Travel Cost - $819.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $844.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 25, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - HI

Purpose - aviation issues conference
Notes - took wife, Vicki Tiahrt

Travel Cost - $3,100.00
Lodging Cost - $1,225.00
Meal Cost - $1,050.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,375.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Chamber Foundation
Dates - May 19, 2000 - May 20, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Not specified
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $367.06
Meal Cost - $210.12
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $577.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bombardier Aerospace
Dates - August 14, 2000 - August 16, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Montreal, Canada

Purpose - to see Bombardier's HQ and manufacturing industry
Notes - took wife, Vicki Tiahrt

Travel Cost - $5,678.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,678.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 7, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - HI

Purpose - Aviation Issues conference
Notes - Spouse Vicki Tiahrt accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,200.00
Lodging Cost - $975.00
Meal Cost - $850.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,025.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - 2001 bipartisan congressional retreat
Notes - Spouse Vicki Tiahrt, and sons John and Luke accompanied. Meal costs included in lodging.

Travel Cost - $504.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,454.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - aviation issues conference
Notes - spouse Vicki Tiahrt accompanied.

Travel Cost - $13,717.84
Lodging Cost - $1,110.00
Meal Cost - $875.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,702.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for First Principles
Dates - August 13, 2003 - August 21, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Prague, Czech Republic - Vienna, Austria - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - to enhance relations between America and New Europe
Notes - with spouse Vicki

Travel Cost - $15,609.44
Lodging Cost - $1,566.00
Meal Cost - $644.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $17,819.44

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - 2003 Congressional Retreat
Notes - with spouse Vicki and children John and Luke - lodging cost includes meals

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Conservative Members Retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - Baltimore - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $425.26
Meal Cost - $608.94
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $1,149.21

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - 104th Congress Class Retreat
Notes - DCA - Scottsdale, AZ - Wichita, KS

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $504.00
Meal Cost - $567.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,071.00

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.