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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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    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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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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NICKLES, DONALD LEE, Republican Party
Oklahoma

Total number of trips - 18
Total cost of trips - $93,878.70

Average cost per trip - $5,215.48
Total number of days spent traveling - 69 days
Rank of representative - 40 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Wine Spirits Wholesalers Association
Dates - January 11, 2000 - January 14, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes - Wife, Linda accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,796.60
Lodging Cost - $1,144.80
Meal Cost - $590.58
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,531.98

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (9 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes - Wife, Linda accompanied.

Travel Cost - $6,300.00
Lodging Cost - $4,900.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $12,200.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Beer Institute
Dates - November 19, 2000 - November 20, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $882.33
Lodging Cost - $308.58
Meal Cost - $195.63
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,386.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Electric Power Supply Association
Dates - January 28, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,265.00
Lodging Cost - $292.05
Meal Cost - $95.62
Other Cost - $125.00
Total Cost - $3,777.67

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Manufacturers
Dates - February 22, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,985.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost - $85.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,470.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lincoln Club of Northern California
Dates - April 28, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, CA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,200.00
Lodging Cost - $512.25
Meal Cost - $162.82
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,875.07

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 18, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Scotland

Purpose - speech/participate in 2001 transatlantic conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,249.66
Lodging Cost - $2,801.50
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $12,187.16

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - US Chamber of Commerce
Dates - December 10, 2001 - December 11, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $660.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $110.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $970.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Corning Inc.
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Augusta, GA

Purpose - Participate in the Augusta Public Policy Conference
Notes - Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,395.50
Lodging Cost - $410.88
Meal Cost - $296.98
Other Cost - $543.20
Total Cost - $2,646.56

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - May 24, 2003 - May 26, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Greenbrier

Travel Cost - $141.88
Lodging Cost - $581.66
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $723.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,060.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $490.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,900.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Century Business Services Inc
Dates - August 6, 2003 - August 9, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Ireland

Purpose - congressional seminar
Notes - [Amended to change sponsor from Kesseler & Associates]

Travel Cost - $6,740.05
Lodging Cost - $805.00
Meal Cost - $328.90
Other Cost - $101.20
Total Cost - $7,975.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,734.08
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,208.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Clark Consulting
Dates - October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speech at Clark Bardes Federal Policy Group
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,474.98
Lodging Cost - $673.62
Meal Cost - $281.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $2,579.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - February 20, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Congressional Seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,987.80
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,647.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - May 29, 2004 - June 1, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Legislative conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,915.80
Lodging Cost - $1,094.67
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,010.47

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Congressional issues forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,070.00
Lodging Cost - $370.00
Meal Cost - $642.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,082.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Actuaries
Dates - October 17, 2004 - October 21, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - HI

Purpose - Seminar and conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,403.95
Lodging Cost - $4,522.12
Meal Cost - $401.99
Other Cost - $378.74
Total Cost - $9,706.80

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.