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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

    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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COCHRAN, THAD, Republican Party
Mississippi

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $16,765.70

Average cost per trip - $1,197.55
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 339 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Council on Foreign Relations
Dates - February 17, 2000 - February 17, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes - Disclosure file 6/5/01. Actual Reimbursement

Travel Cost - $197.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $197.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2000 - August 20, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Prague, Czech Republic

Purpose - Congressional conference on US Russia relations
Notes - Disclosure file 6/5/01.

Travel Cost - $1,698.70
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $3,123.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American College of Dentists
Dates - October 13, 2000 - October 13, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, Il

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes - Disclosure filed 6/5/01.

Travel Cost - $1,918.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,918.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 23, 2001 - September 24, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $1,583.34
Lodging Cost - $715.18
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,298.52

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cahners
Dates - July 15, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $197.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $197.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.
Dates - April 22, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - annual meeting of the Profile in Courage Award Committee
Notes -

Travel Cost - $470.01
Lodging Cost - $394.71
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $864.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mississippi Poultry Association
Dates - September 21, 2001 - September 22, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Gulfport, MS

Purpose - Keynote speaker for annual meeting of the Mississippi Poultry Association
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,200.00
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,329.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation, British Petroleum, Business-Government Relations Council
Dates - October 19, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - To address Business-Government Relations Council annual meeting
Notes - CSX Corp. paid for flight from DC to WV; British Petroleum paid for flight from WV to DC; Business-Government Relations Council paid for lodging

Travel Cost - $378.00
Lodging Cost - $596.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $974.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Southern Crop Production Association
Dates - October 21, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - To address Southern Crop Production Association
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $198.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $198.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.
Dates - May 5, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Attend awards ceremony
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $563.00
Lodging Cost - $489.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,052.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.
Dates - March 3, 2002 - March 4, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - attend award committee meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $337.50
Lodging Cost - $325.00
Meal Cost - $73.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $736.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.
Dates - March 9, 2003 - March 10, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Organization meeting
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $371.09
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $371.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.
Dates - March 7, 2004 - March 8, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Organization meeting
Notes - actual reimbursement was $881.70; the remaining expenses are good faith estimate"

Travel Cost - $1,276.20
Lodging Cost - $381.30
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,657.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Wine Institute
Dates - July 9, 2005 - July 11, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sonoma, CA

Purpose - To conduct a fact-finding program on issues of importance to the wine industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,418.50
Lodging Cost - $275.00
Meal Cost - $155.42
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,848.92

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.