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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.
  • 12.01.14

    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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WAMP, ZACH, Republican Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $13,609.32

Average cost per trip - $2,268.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 386 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


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

Purpose - fact finding - tour of energy plant
Notes - Location of this trip was not disclosed. Spouse Kim Wamp accompaied.

Travel Cost - $2,006.96
Lodging Cost - $277.62
Meal Cost - $21.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,305.58

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 - for bipartisan retreat
Notes - with spouse Kim and children Weston and Coty Wamp - lodging includes meals cost

Travel Cost - $875.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,101.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Coal Utilization Research Council
Dates - March 28, 2005 - April 3, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Purpose - Education & exchange on fossil fuel technologies. Visits & briefings on coal gasification / clean coal / German government energy policy
Notes - Washington, DC - Berlin/Amsterdam - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,718.83
Lodging Cost - $804.00
Meal Cost - $401.56
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,924.39

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - To participate in the Keystone Energy Board Winter Conference as a panelist in the Energy Policy plenary session
Notes - Chattanooga, TN - Denver, CO - Chattanooga, TN Including spouse

Travel Cost - $695.64
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $35.18
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $730.82

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - July 25, 2004 - August 4, 2004 (11 days)
Location(s) - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania - Cape Town, South Africa

Purpose - To investigate airport security, border security, port security, the World Food Program and the multi-billion AIDS programs
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Dar Es Salaam - Cape Town - Atlanta, GA

Travel Cost - $2,967.41
Lodging Cost - $109.64
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,077.05

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Morgan Keegan
Dates - May 22, 2005 - May 23, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Homeland security conference keynote address
Notes - WAS - NYP - WAS

Travel Cost - $1,080.65
Lodging Cost - $389.83
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,470.48

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.