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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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BROWNBACK, SAM, Republican Party
Kansas

Total number of trips - 16
Total cost of trips - $26,645.42

Average cost per trip - $1,665.34
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 245 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Ave Marie
Dates - September 27, 2002 - September 28, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ann Arbor, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $105.84
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $155.84

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ave Marie
Dates - October 15, 2002 - October 15, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Milwaukee, WI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,094.15
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,144.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Awakening
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 6, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - Keynote Speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $512.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $862.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Right to Life of Louisville, KY
Dates - April 19, 2002 - April 20, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - Guest speaker at gala banquet
Notes -

Travel Cost - $969.50
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,094.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Participation in the Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $65.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $498.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ave Maria School of Law
Dates - May 18, 2003 - May 18, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Ann Arbor, MI

Purpose - Commencement address
Notes - other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $7,192.73
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $170.00
Total Cost - $7,362.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Archdiocese of Denver
Dates - April 23, 2004 - April 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - Deliver first annual Robert Casey lecture on Faith & Public Life
Notes -

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $300.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 4, 2003 - August 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - Participation in conference
Notes - Filed in end of year financial disclosure so actual costs not listed. Costs are for lodging and food.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ACLJ
Dates - March 12, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Topeka, KS - San Antonio, TX

Travel Cost - $10,074.80
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,074.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Regent Univ
Dates - March 12, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $933.71
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $933.71

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pro Life Defense Fund
Dates - April 15, 2005 - April 16, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA - Manchester, MA

Purpose - Received an award
Notes - Boston and Manchester, Massachusetts

Travel Cost - $572.90
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $642.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Republican Party
Dates - May 3, 2005 - May 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Grand Rapids, MI - Grand Rapids, MI

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - [Amended to change sponsor to Michigan Rep Party]

Travel Cost - $1,704.58
Lodging Cost - $596.55
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,301.13

Additional family members -


Sponsor(s) - Midland Young Republicans
Dates - February 16, 2004 - February 16, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Midland, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Kansas City, MO - Midland, TX This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee
Dates - February 29, 2004 - February 29, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Kansas City, MO - West Palm Beach, FL This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Empower America
Dates - May 17, 2004 - May 17, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Topeka, KS

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Share charter flight from Lawrence, KS to Washington, DC after speaking engagement in Topeka, KS May 17, 2004 This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

Additional family members -


Sponsor(s) - Center for Moral Clarity
Dates - October 13, 2005 - October 14, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, OH

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $620.90
Lodging Cost - $654.76
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,275.66

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.