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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.

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  • 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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WHITFIELD, ED, Republican Party
Kentucky

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $100,463.35

Average cost per trip - $6,697.56
Total number of days spent traveling - 73 days
Rank of representative - 36 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Audiology
Dates - March 16, 2000 - March 16, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - key note speaker for the American Academy of audiology for their members conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,524.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $12.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,536.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 27, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - TransAtlantic Conference-MTGS with Italian govt officials
Notes - spouse, Constance Harriman; under other expenses-non-travel expenses provided

Travel Cost - $6,300.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $9,120.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - healthy reform conference
Notes - spouse, Constance

Travel Cost - $826.46
Lodging Cost - $1,258.88
Meal Cost - $511.92
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $2,637.21

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - United States Telephone Association Leadership roundtable
Dates - February 24, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - La Quinta, CA

Purpose - to address the USTA conference
Notes - Location of this trip was not disclosed. Spouse Constance Harriman accompanied.[assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $4,614.75
Lodging Cost - $340.90
Meal Cost - $302.38
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,258.03

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 8, 2001 - August 18, 2001 (11 days)
Location(s) - Scotland

Purpose - speech to members of Scottish Parliament and the European Parliament on Kyoto and energy issues
Notes - Spouse Constance Harriman accompanied. August 8 - August 11 at personal expense.

Travel Cost - $7,462.16
Lodging Cost - $2,409.00
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost - $350.00
Total Cost - $11,357.16

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Peabody Coal
Dates - February 12, 2001 - February 12, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Return from Peabody coal meeting in KY-01 to Washington DC for votes.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $354.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $354.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation, Qatar Chamber of Commerce
Dates - March 24, 2002 - April 1, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - London, England - Doha, Qatar - Rome, Italy

Purpose - conference on trade and Christian/Muslim dialogue. Participated in discussion about impact of WTO on domestic commerce.
Notes - spouse Constance Harriman accompanied. March 28-April 1 at personal expense.

Travel Cost - $15,933.02
Lodging Cost - $1,350.00
Meal Cost - $360.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $17,643.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - February 16, 2002 - February 19, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - discussion with entertainment, technology and healthcare industry officials regarding public policy issues facing these industries as it is impact on job creation.
Notes - spouse Constance Harriman accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,579.38
Lodging Cost - $498.18
Meal Cost - $654.46
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,732.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Dates - March 21, 2003 - March 22, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - address the Interventional Pain Management Symposium
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,690.50
Lodging Cost - $390.77
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,131.27

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Thoroughbred Racing Association
Dates - January 25, 2004 - January 27, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speak at Eclipse Awards regarding horse slaughter protection Act
Notes - spouse - Constance Harriman - other costs - taxi and rental car

Travel Cost - $1,092.40
Lodging Cost - $78.22
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $190.65
Total Cost - $1,761.27

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - November 3, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - Educational/fact finding
Notes - DC - Budapest, Hungary - DC Personal Expense 11/4 to 11/7 classified as CODEL for side trip

Travel Cost - $6,925.02
Lodging Cost - $1,208.60
Meal Cost - $905.05
Other Cost - $216.84
Total Cost - $9,255.51

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - AmerisourceBergen
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 7, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Paducah, KY

Purpose - Tour distribution facility - fact finding
Notes - Washington - Paducah, KY - Washington

Travel Cost - $955.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $10.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $965.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Dates - April 1, 2005 - April 2, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Address conference attendees
Notes - Washington, DC - New Orleans - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $838.39
Lodging Cost - $233.03
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,121.42

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Institute, Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Dates - March 25, 2005 - March 31, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Doha, Qatar

Purpose - Attend fifth annual forum on Democracy and free trade in Doha, Qatar
Notes - Washington, DC - Doha, Qatar - Washington, DC Personal Expense: 3/25 - 3/28 Including spouse

Travel Cost - $19,532.90
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $20,132.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - US Assn of Former Members of Congress Congressional Study Group on Turkey
Dates - May 28, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (9 days)
Location(s) - Istanbul, Turkey - Ankara, Turkey - Northern Cyprus

Purpose - Led the first US Turkish study group to meet with the Prime Minister and Parliamentarians in Turkey and was the first delegation from the US to fly into Northern Cyprus
Notes - DC - Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey - Northern Cyprus - DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $8,990.04
Lodging Cost - $1,684.00
Meal Cost - $784.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,458.04

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.