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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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JEFFORDS, JAMES M, Independent Party
Vermont

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $43,623.78

Average cost per trip - $2,908.25
Total number of days spent traveling - 54 days
Rank of representative - 149 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Educational Finance Group
Dates - February 4, 2000 - February 6, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - keynote speaker on higher education lending issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $836.50
Lodging Cost - $246.00
Meal Cost - $18.53
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,101.03

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - St. Petersburg, FL

Purpose - conference on education
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,081.00
Lodging Cost - $963.00
Meal Cost - $1,170.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,214.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - July 29, 2001 - August 3, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Florence, Italy

Purpose - To participate in conference on the convergence of U.S. national security and the global environment
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,485.60
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,765.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Alliance of Western Milk Producers
Dates - June 24, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Lake Tahoe, NV

Purpose - attend dairy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $139.00
Meal Cost - $65.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $204.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Globe USA
Dates - July 13, 2001 - July 14, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Conference on clean technologies and alternative energy as ways of reducing gas emissions and addressing global climate change
Notes - amount includes lodging and meals

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $325.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $325.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Long Beach Education Partnership Seamless Education
Dates - June 21, 2001 - June 24, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Long Beach, CA

Purpose - To attend conference on education
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates.

Travel Cost - $2,112.00
Lodging Cost - $1,050.00
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,202.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harlem Business Alliance
Dates - December 6, 2002 - December 8, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Attend and speak at "Profiles in Courage" Awards
Notes -

Travel Cost - $234.00
Lodging Cost - $1,100.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,334.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
Dates - February 21, 2002 - February 23, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,302.00
Lodging Cost - $1,012.00
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,354.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transportation Research Board
Dates - October 27, 2002 - October 28, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speech to transportation group
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,204.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,204.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Society for Ethical Culture in the City of New York
Dates - March 8, 2003 - March 9, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote speaker at annual awards ceremony
Notes -

Travel Cost - $333.00
Lodging Cost - $274.67
Meal Cost - $73.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $681.17

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc.
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - To attend/speak at annual meeting and conference
Notes - Mrs. Jeffords accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $381.21
Meal Cost - $475.07
Other Cost - $39.00
Total Cost - $895.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Attend JFK School of Government/The Commonwealth Fund Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Mrs. Jeffords accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,425.50
Lodging Cost - $881.40
Meal Cost - $1,020.00
Other Cost - $56.00
Total Cost - $3,382.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 23, 2004 - May 28, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - To participate in a conference on political Islam
Notes - Mrs. Jeffords accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,925.50
Lodging Cost - $2,275.00
Meal Cost - $1,968.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,168.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in a conference on Education Reform
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,721.80
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,341.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for Int'l Policy
Dates - April 29, 2005 - May 4, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - To encourage greater trade with the State of Vermont and to investigate the current political and economic status of Cuba
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,050.00
Lodging Cost - $800.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $2,450.00

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.