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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

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    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.
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LEAHY, PATRICK, Democratic Party
Vermont

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $31,313.08

Average cost per trip - $3,914.14
Total number of days spent traveling - 25 days
Rank of representative - 208 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - speech to the association
Notes - wife accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,093.00
Lodging Cost - $696.20
Meal Cost - $196.95
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $2,021.15

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation
Dates - June 3, 2000 - June 4, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Atlantic City, NJ

Purpose - remarks at MCLEF annual banquette
Notes - Marcelle Leahy accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $475.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation
Dates - April 6, 2001 - April 7, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - remarks at Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation banquet
Notes - Marcelle Leahy

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $225.00
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $295.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Simons Foundation
Dates - November 30, 2001 - December 4, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Vancouver, Canada

Purpose - Remarks and acceptance of The Simons Foundation award for peace and disarmament.
Notes - Marcelle Leahy

Travel Cost - $5,325.00
Lodging Cost - $197.73
Meal Cost - $72.60
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,595.33

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 8, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Panel discussion hosted by the consumer electronic association at the consumer electronic show.
Notes - Marcell Leahy accompanied the Senator on this trip

Travel Cost - $2,022.00
Lodging Cost - $735.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,857.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Allen & Company
Dates - July 12, 2002 - July 14, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sun Valley, ID

Purpose - Discussion in the panel session on HIV/AIDS at the Allen & Company Annual Conference
Notes - Marcell Leahy accompanied the Senator on this trip

Travel Cost - $1,413.00
Lodging Cost - $1,009.00
Meal Cost - $395.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,817.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - McConnell Center for Political Leadership
Dates - March 2, 2003 - March 3, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - Remarks to the "McConnell Scholars" as well as the general Louisville University community
Notes - Marcella Leahy accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,425.00
Lodging Cost - $135.60
Meal Cost - $189.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,749.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for Strategic & Intl Studies (CSIS)
Dates - November 11, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose - US Participant in CSIS's high level dialogue entitled "The Future of the US-French Security Relationship" Marcelle accompanied the Senator on this trip.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $13,782.00
Lodging Cost - $821.00
Meal Cost - $900.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,503.00

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.