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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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ROBERTS, PAT, Republican Party
Kansas

Total number of trips - 17
Total cost of trips - $64,200.46

Average cost per trip - $3,776.50
Total number of days spent traveling - 68 days
Rank of representative - 82 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Fertilizer Institute
Dates - August 10, 2000 - August 11, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - speaker at board of directors' meeting
Notes - at the Greenbrier

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $585.12
Meal Cost - $32.05
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $617.17

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Crop Insurers
Dates - February 12, 2000 - February 14, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Indian Wells, CA

Purpose - speaker at annual meeting
Notes - spouse accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,088.76
Meal Cost - $133.59
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,222.35

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 22, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - participant in conference on US policy toward Cuba
Notes - spouse accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,708.00
Lodging Cost - $2,240.00
Meal Cost - $3,240.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,188.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 23, 2000 - December 1, 2000 (9 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - participate in 2000 transatlantic conference
Notes - spouse accompanied

Travel Cost - $6,300.00
Lodging Cost - $5,600.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $12,970.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Economic Leadership Institute, Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - December 1, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Venice, Italy

Purpose - participate in fall meeting
Notes - spouse accompanied

Travel Cost - $262.00
Lodging Cost - $510.00
Meal Cost - $458.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,230.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Wheat Growers
Dates - February 11, 2000 - February 11, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speaker at wheat industry conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $228.90
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $273.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Dairy Foods Association
Dates - February 10, 2001 - February 12, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - keynote speaker at meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,078.00
Lodging Cost - $496.00
Meal Cost - $527.20
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,101.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Soybean Association
Dates - February 25, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - keynote speaker at Commodity Classic meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $582.40
Lodging Cost - $226.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $808.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Society of Baking
Dates - March 11, 2001 - March 12, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - speaker at annual meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $132.14
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $132.14

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Cochair of conference and speaker
Notes - Spouse accompanied

Travel Cost - $16,838.08
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,312.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Rural Community Insurance Services
Dates - October 4, 2003 - October 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Conference speaker
Notes - Spouse accompanied

Travel Cost - $55.00
Lodging Cost - $169.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $324.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Lincoln Club of Northern California
Dates - March 26, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, CA

Purpose - Speaker at annual meeting (spring seminar)
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,147.94
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,247.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Dairy Foods Association
Dates - February 13, 2004 - February 16, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Speaker at international sweetener colloquium
Notes - Spouse accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,017.50
Meal Cost - $231.36
Other Cost - $366.03
Total Cost - $1,614.89

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 18, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Speaker and participant in the Futures Industry Association annual conference
Notes - Spouse accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,840.60
Lodging Cost - $2,184.28
Meal Cost - $613.68
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,638.56

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Foundation for Supplementary Occupation and Techniques
Dates - November 12, 2000 - November 20, 2000 (9 days)
Location(s) - Bangkok, Thailand

Purpose - Fact-finding trip. Washington, DC - Bangkok, Thailand
Notes - Spouse accompanied. Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure Record so actual costs not specified; costs include airfare, meals and lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Intl Dairy Foods Assn
Dates - January 8, 2005 - January 11, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speaker at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,400.00
Lodging Cost - $970.00
Meal Cost - $620.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,990.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 18, 2005 - March 21, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Speaker on panel meeting
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost - $3,615.82
Lodging Cost - $1,028.81
Meal Cost - $884.42
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,529.05

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.