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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.
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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.
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    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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WELDON, DAVE, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $12,491.65

Average cost per trip - $1,040.97
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 399 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - House Republican Study Committee
Dates - January 4, 2001 - January 5, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $44.00
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost - $168.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $387.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - Speak to bipartisan congressional Health policy conference
Notes - Location of this trip was not disclosed. Other costs are for a fleece vest and tote bag.

Travel Cost - $679.50
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $386.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $1,983.45

Additional family members - No


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 - Location of this trip was not disclosed. Spouse Nancy Weldon and children Katie and David accompanied. Meal costs are included in lodging.

Travel Cost - $378.00
Lodging Cost - $1,530.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,908.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Canyonville Christian Academy
Dates - February 28, 2002 - March 2, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - invitation to speak at seminar on government at daughter's Boarding School
Notes - spouse Nancy Weldon accompanied, other expenses are for rental car

Travel Cost - $686.00
Lodging Cost - $267.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $340.93
Total Cost - $1,293.93

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 - discussion of issues and agenda
Notes - with spouse Nancy - lodging covers meals

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,385.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mercatus Center
Dates - February 21, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - education on congressional issues
Notes - with spouse Joy Gartzke - no location listed

Travel Cost - $160.00
Lodging Cost - $270.00
Meal Cost - $360.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $790.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Autism One
Dates - May 28, 2004 - May 29, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speech at convention
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $435.20
Lodging Cost - $170.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $655.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Texas Right to Life
Dates - April 19, 2004 - April 20, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Austin, TX

Purpose - Speech to members of the Texas legislator
Notes - Washington, DC - Austin, TX - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $353.95
Lodging Cost - $60.00
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $453.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Montel Williams Show
Dates - March 22, 2005 - March 23, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Purpose was to discuss the autism health issue, which Congressman Weldon has introduced legislation on
Notes - Orlando - New York, NY - Orlando

Travel Cost - $708.10
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $943.10

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Conservative Members Retreat
Notes - Member: DC - Baltimore - Orlando Spouse: Orlando - Baltimore - Orlando

Travel Cost - $113.40
Lodging Cost - $425.26
Meal Cost - $455.05
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $1,033.12

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 - Orlando - Arizona - Orlando [assumed city]

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ABC News
Dates - March 26, 2005 - March 28, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - The purpose of the trip was to appear on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."
Notes - Orlando, FL - Washington, DC - Orlando, FL

Travel Cost - $587.90
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $587.90

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.