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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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  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

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    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

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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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NELSON, E BENJAMIN, Democratic Party
Nebraska

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $34,287.44

Average cost per trip - $2,285.83
Total number of days spent traveling - 47 days
Rank of representative - 188 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Big Horn Canyon Ranch Hunting Club
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 17, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sheridan, WY

Purpose - to address members of BHCRHC
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,198.00
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,353.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Clean Fuels Development
Dates - May 6, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - deliver keynote address to annual event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $15.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $45.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jim Jansen
Dates - August 9, 2002 - August 15, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moose Lake, AK

Purpose - Fact-finding on Alaska issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,000.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $1,750.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mass Mutual Insurance
Dates - May 5, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - To deliver a speech to the Association of Life Insurance Council
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,598.50
Lodging Cost - $625.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,348.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - to participate in a conference on Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,037.60
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,162.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - State Bar Association of Texas
Dates - June 13, 2003 - June 13, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,583.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,618.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Dates - June 21, 2003 - June 23, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,122.60
Lodging Cost - $470.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,642.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Kutak Rock
Dates - October 12, 2003 - October 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sioux City, IA

Purpose - Speaking engagement on conflict in Iraq, speaking engagement at Ponca State Park dedication ceremony
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,833.88
Lodging Cost - $35.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,898.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mid American Energy Holdings Company
Dates - November 30, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Camilla, GA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $728.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,128.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Dates - December 11, 2003 - December 11, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Luncheon
Notes -

Travel Cost - $602.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $627.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jerusalem Fund
Dates - January 10, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Jerusalem, Israel

Purpose - To receive the Friend of Zion Award
Notes - other expense not specified

Travel Cost - $7,800.00
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost - $1,050.00
Total Cost - $12,850.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - January 23, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $25.00
Lodging Cost - $89.00
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $129.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Wild Turkey Federation
Dates - February 20, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, OH

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $127.00
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $217.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Manufacturers
Dates - March 31, 2005 - April 1, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Speak to the Board of Directors during their Full Board session
Notes -

Travel Cost - $516.22
Lodging Cost - $1,001.14
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,517.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Behlen Manufacturing Co
Dates - December 29, 2004 - January 3, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Advisory board meeting
Notes - Omaha, NE - Naples, FL - Omaha, NE Including spouse 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 - 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.