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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.

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.

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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BUNNING, JIM, Republican Party
Kentucky

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $4,270.80

Average cost per trip - $427.08
Total number of days spent traveling - 25 days
Rank of representative - 514 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Pepperdine University
Dates - April 27, 2001 - April 27, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Malibu, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,159.00
Lodging Cost - $320.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,479.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Kentucky Bankers Association
Dates - September 9, 2001 - September 10, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,426.45
Lodging Cost - $365.35
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,791.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Induction into Ted William Hall of Fame
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 20, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Citrus Hills, FL

Purpose - Related to Major League Baseball Career
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure Form so actual costs not listed. Costs are for roundtrip airfare from Washington DC for self and spouse, meals, tickets, and lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Baseball Hall of Fame
Dates - August 4, 2000 - August 6, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose - Related to Major League Baseball Career
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form, so actual costs not listed. Cost is for round-trip airfare for self and spouse, tickets, meals and lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Baseball Hall of Fame
Dates - July 25, 2002 - July 27, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose -
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form, only total cost given. Cost is for round-trip travel from Washington DC for self and spouse, tickets, and lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Philadelphia Phillies
Dates - April 3, 2003 - April 4, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Visit Opening Day Ceremonies with spouse
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form, only total cost given. Cost is for round-trip travel from Washington DC for self and spouse, meals, and lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Baseball Hall of Fame
Dates - July 27, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose - Other
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form, only total cost given. Cost is for round-trip travel from Washington DC for self and spouse, meals, and lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Philadelphia Phillies
Dates - September 27, 2003 - September 28, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Visit Closing Veterans Stadium Day with spouse.
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form so only total cost given. Cost is for roundtrip air travel from Cincinnati, OH for self and spouse, meals, and lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Baseball Hall of Fame
Dates - July 28, 2004 - July 30, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Cooperstown, NY - Washington, DC Including spouse This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture Restoration Weekend
Dates - November 10, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Kentucky - West Palm Beach, FL - Kentucky Including spouse This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes

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.