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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.

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  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

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    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.
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    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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WARNER, JOHN WILLIAM, Republican Party
Virginia

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $8,295.70

Average cost per trip - $754.15
Total number of days spent traveling - 17 days
Rank of representative - 453 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - College of William and Mary
Dates - May 14, 2000 - May 15, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Williamsburg, VA

Purpose - speak at commencement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $700.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Dates - May 12, 2000 - May 13, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Blacksburg, VA

Purpose - speak at commencement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $651.00
Lodging Cost - $156.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $857.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mosbacher Energy Companies, TMPower Ventures
Dates - August 14, 2000 - August 14, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Church, VA

Purpose - keynote speaker and dedicate Commonwealth Chesapeake Power Station
Notes -

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Government Relations Council
Dates - October 19, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - To participate and be keynote speaker for the Annual business Government Relations Council meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,900.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Dates - November 11, 2001 - November 12, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Williamsburg, VA

Purpose - Veterans Day speech
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $574.88
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $574.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Norfolk Sports Club
Dates - April 6, 2002 - April 6, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Norfolk, VA

Purpose - keynote address for sports club annual jamboree -- Va. Outstanding collegiate coach
Notes - one-way travel provided because no commercial flight available. Norfolk, VA -- Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,200.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,200.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Town of Smithfield, Virginia
Dates - September 28, 2002 - September 28, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Smithfield, VA

Purpose - Airplane provided by the Town of Smithfield to participate in their 250th Birthday (official at parade and remarks)
Notes - Smithfield, VA - Winchester, VA

Travel Cost - $1,200.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,200.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Virginia Independent College Foundation
Dates - July 12, 2002 - July 12, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Hot Springs, VA

Purpose - to deliver keynote speech to the Va. Independent College Foundation "Evening of Excellence" and receive award
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $350.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Plaza Hotel
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 28, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Accepting an award from the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $225.00
Meal Cost - $201.92
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $426.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Emory and Henry College
Dates - May 14, 2004 - May 15, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Emory, VA

Purpose - To deliver commencement address
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $170.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $170.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lockheed Martin Corp
Dates - April 11, 2005 - April 11, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Suffolk, VA

Purpose - Tour new facility
Notes -

Travel Cost - $216.90
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $216.90

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.