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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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  • 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.

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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MCCONNELL, MITCH, Republican Party
Kentucky

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $19,161.84

Average cost per trip - $2,129.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 23 days
Rank of representative - 315 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - March 5, 2000 - March 6, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - to speak at AIPAC's annual Palm Beach Washington Club meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $527.00
Lodging Cost - $223.88
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $900.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Peabody Group, St. Louis MO
Dates - February 12, 2001 - February 12, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Madisonville, KY

Purpose - To announce opening of new Peabody plan in Muhlenberg County, KY
Notes - Madisonville, KY - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $354.99
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $354.99

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - August 28, 2001 - August 29, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cleveland, OH

Purpose - Remarks at Cleveland Committee for AIPAC reception and dinner honoring AIPAC president, Tim Wuliger
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,200.50
Lodging Cost - $190.24
Meal Cost - $16.57
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,407.31

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Armenian Assembly of America
Dates - December 8, 2001 - December 9, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - keynote dinner event celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Armenian Independence, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
Notes - lodging: senator and wife, Elaine Chao, stayed with a friend. Washington, DC -- Los Angeles, CA -- Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $2,214.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,214.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 15, 2002 - November 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Remarks at annual "Restoration Weekend" luncheon on Saturday, November 16 at the Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach, CA
Notes - Meal and lodging expenses include those of my wife, Elaine Chao, whose attendance was "appropriate to assist in the representation of the Senate (rule 35.2 (d) (f)). Senator's transpiration costs only - that of his wife was paid by NRSC

Travel Cost - $1,134.00
Lodging Cost - $240.00
Meal Cost - $335.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,709.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Farm Bureau Federation
Dates - January 6, 2002 - January 7, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV

Purpose - annual convention, to be presented with AFBF Distinguished Service Award on 1/6, and to attend Kentucky Farm Bureau breakfast 1/7
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,924.50
Lodging Cost - $235.20
Meal Cost - $30.81
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,190.51

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Attendance at annual Senate Leadership Retreat
Notes - Congressional Institute is at 401 Wythe St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Travel Cost - $123.00
Lodging Cost - $317.00
Meal Cost - $299.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $739.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - June 18, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Speaking engagement and panel participation - AEI World Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,570.00
Lodging Cost - $370.00
Meal Cost - $270.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,210.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - Aspen Institute conference related to US/EU/Russia relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,474.15
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,436.15

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.