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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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    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

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    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

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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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KYL, JON L, Republican Party
Arizona

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $46,213.50

Average cost per trip - $3,554.88
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 137 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - America West Airlines
Dates - August 17, 2000 - August 21, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Kalispell, MT

Purpose - speak to the America West board of directors' retreat
Notes - Kyl paid for 4th night, wife Caryll accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,297.00
Lodging Cost - $447.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,774.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 26, 2000 - February 26, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - give keynote luncheon address at conference
Notes - Phoenix, AZ - Los Angeles -Phoenix

Travel Cost - $236.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $236.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute
Dates - June 22, 2001 - June 24, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - speaker at annual meeting
Notes - wife Caryll Kyl

Travel Cost - $50.00
Lodging Cost - $330.00
Meal Cost - $330.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $710.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - May 6, 2001 - May 6, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - featured speaker at the 40th annual Texas Congressional reception and dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,155.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,155.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Donors Forum on International Affairs
Dates - May 14, 2001 - May 14, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speaker at the Donors' Forum meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $417.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $417.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - June 21, 2002 - June 23, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Participate in a panel discussion on counter terrorism
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates. Amounts include expenses of Caryll Kyl.

Travel Cost - $3,510.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $314.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,124.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Council for National Policy
Dates - February 8, 2002 - February 9, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dana Point, CA

Purpose - Keynote speaker for conference
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates. Amounts include expenses of Caryll Kyl.

Travel Cost - $1,061.00
Lodging Cost - $401.50
Meal Cost - $258.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,720.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Hans Seidel Foundation
Dates - July 3, 2002 - July 8, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Munich, Germany - Berlin, Germany

Purpose - Participate in conferences for Hanns Seidel Foundation and Aspen Institute
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates. Amounts include expenses of Caryll Kyl.

Travel Cost - $16,500.00
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $17,800.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - October 6, 2002 - October 6, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose -
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,075.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,075.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Vail Valley Foundation, American Enterprise Institute
Dates - June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Participate in AEI World Forum panel discussion
Notes - Caryll Kyl accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,953.00
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $384.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,697.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - December 1, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Middleburg, VA

Purpose - Participate in the Senate Leadership Retreat
Notes - Caryll Kyl accompanied

Travel Cost - $246.00
Lodging Cost - $317.00
Meal Cost - $549.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,112.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Vail Valley Foundation, American Enterprise Institute
Dates - June 18, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Moderator in group discussions for the 2004 AEI World Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,640.00
Lodging Cost - $370.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,210.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Vail Valley Foundation, American Enterprise Institute
Dates - June 24, 2005 - June 26, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Moderator in group discussions for the 24th annual AEI World Forum
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost - $4,150.00
Lodging Cost - $380.00
Meal Cost - $608.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $5,183.00

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.