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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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  • 12.16.14

    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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ALEXANDER, LAMAR, Republican Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $19,792.15

Average cost per trip - $1,799.29
Total number of days spent traveling - 27 days
Rank of representative - 304 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 13, 2003 - January 13, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Heritage Foundation New Members Orientation
Notes - Costs are actual reimbursement, this is a 2003 form and was signed in 2003, although in 2004 stack

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $225.78
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $225.78

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University
Dates - April 30, 2004 - May 1, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Participate in annual dean's conference, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Notes - Costs are good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $715.70
Lodging Cost - $278.95
Meal Cost - $134.74
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,129.39

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cistercian Preparatory School
Dates - May 15, 2004 - May 16, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Commencement address
Notes - Costs are actual reimbursement

Travel Cost - $2,758.38
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,758.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Newsweek Productions, Inc.
Dates - December 12, 2001 - December 13, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form - so actual costs not listed. Costs are 'Amtrak Train Fee from Boston to New York, lodging, car service and airfare from New York to Nashville.'

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University
Dates - January 1, 2002 - January 1, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - Various travel expenses necessary while professor.
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure Form - so actual costs not listed. Costs are for various travel expenses January 2002 through May 2002.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - George Bush Presidential Library Foundation
Dates - January 24, 2002 - January 24, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure Form - so actual costs not listed. Cost is for "Airfare from Boston to Houston and car service".

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University
Dates - August 1, 2001 - August 1, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - Various travel expenses necessary while professor.
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form - so actual costs not listed. Costs are for travel expenses August 2001 through December 2001.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 26, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - Congressional conference on education reform
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,523.00
Lodging Cost - $1,600.00
Meal Cost - $720.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,843.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance for School Choice
Dates - August 5, 2004 - August 8, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,998.00
Lodging Cost - $538.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,536.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 21, 2004 - August 27, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Venice, Italy

Purpose - To attend congressional conference on US-Russia-Europe: A Cooperative Effort
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,324.20
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $2,130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,329.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Univ of Virginia
Dates - November 4, 2004 - November 4, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Charlottesville, VA

Purpose - Speaker at education conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $970.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $970.40

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.