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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

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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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DASCHLE, THOMAS ANDREW, Democratic Party
South Dakota

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $10,365.53

Average cost per trip - $1,151.73
Total number of days spent traveling - 15 days
Rank of representative - 426 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Rural Electric Company
Dates - March 19, 2000 - March 20, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $1,829.50
Lodging Cost - $199.00
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,043.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Cable Television Association
Dates - June 11, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,067.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,067.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Dates - June 25, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - keynote address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,839.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,839.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce
Dates - October 29, 2001 - October 29, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Sioux Falls, SD

Purpose - keynote address
Notes - Sioux Falls - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,100.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,100.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Crown Publishing
Dates - August 15, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - publicity for book
Notes - Washington, DC - New York City

Travel Cost - $229.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $229.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Crown Publishing
Dates - November 7, 2003 - November 10, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - publicity for book
Notes - Washington, DC - New York City

Travel Cost - $248.00
Lodging Cost - $865.28
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,113.28

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Crown Publishing
Dates - November 16, 2003 - November 17, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - publicity for book
Notes - Washington, DC - New York City

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $387.19
Meal Cost - $178.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $565.19

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Crown Publishing
Dates - December 2, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - publicity for book
Notes - Washington, DC - New York City

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $758.06
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $758.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Kansas State University
Dates - May 9, 2004 - May 9, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Manhattan, KS

Purpose - delivered the Landon Lecture on May 10
Notes - Oklahoma City - OK to Manhattan, KS - Oklahoma City

Travel Cost - $650.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $650.00

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.