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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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WYDEN, RONALD LEE, Democratic Party
Oregon

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $21,890.58

Average cost per trip - $1,824.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 33 days
Rank of representative - 284 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Radio and Television Society Foundation
Dates - April 30, 2000 - May 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speech to Internet Issues 2000 forum
Notes - Washington, DC - New York - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $266.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $266.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Assisted Living Federation
Dates - September 9, 2000 - September 11, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - speech to assisted living federation of America fall conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Seattle - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $2,233.00
Lodging Cost - $404.60
Meal Cost - $63.32
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,700.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - September 22, 2000 - September 24, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - speech to NAB congressional breakfast
Notes - Washington, DC - San Francisco - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $2,567.27
Lodging Cost - $1,254.50
Meal Cost - $41.08
Other Cost - $70.78
Total Cost - $3,933.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - November 28, 2000 - November 28, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - speech to American Israel public affairs committee Atlanta chapter annual dinner
Notes - Portland, OR - Atlanta - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,641.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,641.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - December 12, 2000 - December 14, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - speeches to American Israel public affairs committee; Los Angeles and San Diego chapters
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,596.05
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $49.12
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,645.17

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pacific Crest Securities
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - Participate in Pacific Crest Securities annual electronic technology conference
Notes - Adam Wyden

Travel Cost - $1,351.00
Lodging Cost - $1,347.95
Meal Cost - $52.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,751.31

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - US Chamber of Commerce
Dates - July 20, 2001 - July 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Participate in National Chamber Foundation Consumer Privacy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $595.34
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $595.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Jewish Committees
Dates - August 8, 2002 - August 9, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Speech to UJC young leadership cabinet retreat
Notes - Eugene, OR - Phoenix, AZ - Portland, OR

Travel Cost - $717.00
Lodging Cost - $140.50
Meal Cost - $11.42
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $868.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Jewish Committees
Dates - November 21, 2002 - November 23, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - speech to United Jewish Committee Annual Conference roundtable
Notes -

Travel Cost - $128.45
Lodging Cost - $212.00
Meal Cost - $77.81
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $418.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Jewish Communities
Dates - July 25, 2003 - July 26, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Speech to United Jewish Communities Young Leadership Cabinet Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $435.00
Lodging Cost - $114.28
Meal Cost - $47.05
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $596.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tel Aviv University American Council
Dates - December 25, 2003 - December 30, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Fact finding mission ot Israel
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,933.00
Lodging Cost - $865.00
Meal Cost - $325.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,123.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Dates - February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Stanford, CA

Purpose - Speech to SIEPR 2004 Economic Summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,229.10
Lodging Cost - $121.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,350.70

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.