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.

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.

Back to all reports


ENSIGN, JOHN ERIC, Republican Party
Nevada

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $19,514.48

Average cost per trip - $2,787.78
Total number of days spent traveling - 29 days
Rank of representative - 306 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Dates - April 29, 2003 - April 30, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Speaking event for the International Church if the Foursquare Gospel Annual Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $767.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $917.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cuban American National Foundation
Dates - May 20, 2003 - May 20, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Speaking event for the International Church if the Foursquare Gospel Annual Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $789.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $789.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - August 26, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - Participation in Policy Dialogues with Japanese Government Officials
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,068.90
Lodging Cost - $800.43
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,869.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - December 8, 2003 - December 16, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel - Amman, Jordan

Purpose - Participation in fact-finding trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,439.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $339.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,378.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Dates - January 29, 2002 - February 2, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - Participant in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form so actual cost not listed, cost was for entrance fee for golf tournament.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Barrick Goldstrike Mines
Dates - October 28, 2004 - October 28, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Winnemucca, NV - Barrick, NV

Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,000.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Intl Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2004 - August 25, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - Participation in policy dialogues/programs with Japanese government officials
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,715.40
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $155.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $3,560.40

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.