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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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  • 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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WELLSTONE, PAUL DAVID, Democratic Party
Minnesota

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $21,562.58

Average cost per trip - $1,437.51
Total number of days spent traveling - 27 days
Rank of representative - 287 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - University of North Carolina School of Law
Dates - March 24, 2000 - March 26, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Raleigh, NC

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Wife Sheila accompanied. Washington, DC - Raleigh/Durham, NC - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $592.00
Lodging Cost - $650.00
Meal Cost - $117.39
Other Cost - $50.25
Total Cost - $1,409.64

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Dates - May 30, 2000 - June 1, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Wife Sheila accompanied. Minneapolis, MN - New Orleans, LA

Travel Cost - $1,333.50
Lodging Cost - $327.90
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,661.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Mike Moskoff Madison Community Health Center
Dates - May 12, 2000 - May 13, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Madison, WI

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago - Madison, WI - Minneapolis

Travel Cost - $1,296.00
Lodging Cost - $165.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,461.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - SEIU AFL-CIO
Dates - May 20, 2000 - May 20, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Pittsburgh, PA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - one-way flight. Washington, DC - Pittsburgh

Travel Cost - $331.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $331.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - SEIU AFL-CIO
Dates - September 29, 2000 - September 30, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Other expenses were for a cab.

Travel Cost - $2,180.00
Lodging Cost - $434.89
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $69.00
Total Cost - $2,683.89

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Farmers Union
Dates - February 26, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Minneapolis, MN - Salt Lake City, UT - Minneapolis, MN

Travel Cost - $1,275.00
Lodging Cost - $127.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,402.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Columbia University
Dates - March 31, 2000 - April 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,672.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,672.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Common Cause
Dates - July 31, 2000 - July 31, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Speaking engagement at Shadow convention 2000
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,111.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,111.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Steelworkers of America
Dates - August 7, 2000 - August 8, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,153.00
Lodging Cost - $152.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,305.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin America Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Dates - April 16, 2001 - April 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,532.00
Lodging Cost - $255.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,787.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Dates - May 1, 2001 - May 2, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $945.55
Lodging Cost - $279.46
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,225.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Jewish Democratic Council
Dates - June 25, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Cleveland, OH

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,579.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,579.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Random House Inc.
Dates - July 16, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Interview, speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,373.01
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,373.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Random House Inc.
Dates - July 25, 2001 - July 26, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Interview, speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $817.78
Lodging Cost - $169.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $986.78

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Citizen Action, Illinois, 28 East Jackson Blvd., Suite 605, Chicago Il 60604
Dates - August 28, 2001 - August 28, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $574.25
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $574.25

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

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  • 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.