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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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SESSIONS, JEFFERSON B, Republican Party
Alabama

Total number of trips - 16
Total cost of trips - $18,315.13

Average cost per trip - $1,144.70
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 321 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Ditchley Foundation, Oxfordshire, UK
Dates - March 10, 2000 - March 12, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - England

Purpose - conference on International Action on Illegal Drugs
Notes -

Travel Cost - $346.50
Lodging Cost - $569.25
Meal Cost - $297.00
Other Cost - $110.00
Total Cost - $1,322.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Defense Industry Association, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Army Space & Missile Defense Assoc, Air Defense Artillery Association
Dates - August 23, 2000 - August 23, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Huntsville, AL

Purpose - speech to space and missile defense conference
Notes - Mobile, AL - Huntsville, AL - Mobile, AL

Travel Cost - $1,700.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,700.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AAA Cooper Transportation Inc.
Dates - April 21, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orange Beach, AL

Purpose - to get to Orange Beach, AL
Notes - To speak to Alabama Truckers Association meeting. Birmingham, AL to Orange Beach, AL

Travel Cost - $365.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $365.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Samford
Dates - May 26, 2001 - May 26, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL

Purpose - speech at Stamford University
Notes - Washington, DC to Birmingham, AL

Travel Cost - $650.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $650.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 8, 2001 - August 11, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - Heritage Foundation Conference/Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,745.00
Lodging Cost - $103.16
Meal Cost - $557.13
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,405.29

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alabama Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Dates - April 4, 2002 - April 4, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Gadsden, AL - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - meeting of AEC
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,370.65
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,370.65

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Council of Alabama
Dates - August 25, 2002 - August 26, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - To speak and participate in Business Council of Alabama's annual legislative conference
Notes - Other expenses include registration, meals and reception costs

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $138.04
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $800.00
Total Cost - $938.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lockheed Martin
Dates - September 30, 2002 - September 30, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Huntsville, AL

Purpose - Tour of Lockheed-Martin Courtland facility
Notes - got to Huntsville by automobile. Huntsville, AL - Washington DC

Travel Cost - $661.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $661.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - February 1, 2002 - February 3, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Republican senators working retreat
Notes - at Greenbrier Resort

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $597.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $597.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Awakening
Dates - January 3, 2003 - January 5, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - Speak at awakening conference
Notes - Awakening is at PO Box 19177, Atlanta, GA 31126

Travel Cost - $1,473.00
Lodging Cost - $625.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,098.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 14, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Plam Beach, FL

Purpose - Annual issues conference participant
Notes - Center is at 4401 Wilshre Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $692.00
Lodging Cost - $516.00
Meal Cost - $552.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,760.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Awakening
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - Speak and participate at Awakening Conference
Notes - At The Cloisters, Awakening is at 3455 Peachtree Rd. NE - Meals included lodging

Travel Cost - $1,171.40
Lodging Cost - $748.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,919.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - February 13, 2004 - February 13, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Participate in Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama
Notes - Faith and Politics Institute is at 110 Maryland Ave. NE, Suite 304, Washington DC 20002

Travel Cost - $400.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $143.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $793.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama
Dates - May 20, 2005 - May 20, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Attend Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Grand Opening ceremony
Notes - Washington, DC - Montgomery, AL

Travel Cost - $575.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $575.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Northrop Grumman Corp
Dates - June 27, 2005 - June 27, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Huntsville, AL

Purpose - Ground breaking ceremony for Northrop Grumman facility in Huntsville
Notes - Washington, DC - Huntsville, AL Flew on their plane so reimbursement is first class equivalent

Travel Cost - $580.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $580.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Northrop Grumman Corp
Dates - October 24, 2005 - October 24, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Mobile, AL

Purpose - Ground-breaking ceremony for Northrop Grumman facility in Alabama
Notes - Mobile, AL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $580.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $580.00

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.