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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

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    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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THOMPSON, FRED, Republican Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $33,904.12

Average cost per trip - $2,608.01
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 189 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Mass Retail Association
Dates - January 22, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $9,701.95
Lodging Cost - $1,567.14
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $148.00
Total Cost - $11,417.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - SRI International, Atomic Tangerine, Forbes ASAP
Dates - May 8, 2000 - May 9, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Jose, CA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,842.00
Lodging Cost - $353.62
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,220.62

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains
Dates - May 12, 2000 - May 12, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Pigeon Forge, TN

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $958.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $958.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Dennis Miller Live
Dates - July 6, 2000 - July 8, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - to appear on Dennis Miller Live July 7
Notes - $260 for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,458.50
Lodging Cost - $125.45
Meal Cost - $260.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,843.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - North Carolina School of the Arts
Dates - November 10, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Winston-Salem, NC

Purpose - to participate in the National Conference on Ethics in Filmmaking
Notes -

Travel Cost - $935.00
Lodging Cost - $359.37
Meal Cost - $96.94
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,391.31

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - March 2, 2001 - March 5, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,223.50
Lodging Cost - $1,435.50
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,709.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bethlehem Center
Dates - March 30, 2001 - March 30, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chattanooga, TN

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $727.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $727.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute World Forum
Dates - July 22, 2001 - July 24, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - To moderate and participate in panel discussions
Notes - travel provided by executive branch

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $320.00
Meal Cost - $160.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $480.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - First Farmers and Merchants Bank
Dates - October 12, 2001 - October 12, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $426.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $426.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ASCAP
Dates - October 18, 2001 - October 18, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - ASCAP Event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $426.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $426.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - August 31, 2001 - September 3, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - Restoration Weekend and speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,895.00
Lodging Cost - $235.00
Meal Cost - $109.65
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,239.65

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - USA Today
Dates - October 12, 2002 - October 14, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - debate at USA Today forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,773.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,373.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute
Dates - June 21, 2002 - June 23, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - to moderate and participate in panel discussions
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,000.00
Lodging Cost - $370.00
Meal Cost - $322.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,692.00

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.