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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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    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.
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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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KING, STEVEN A, Republican Party
Iowa

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $46,261.21

Average cost per trip - $5,782.65
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 136 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Australian Assn (AAA), Australian Govt
Dates - February 19, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (9 days)
Location(s) - Sydney, Australia

Purpose - Fact finding mission for agriculture and trade
Notes - 2/19 DC - Sydney, Australia 2/20 / Sydney, Australia 2/27 - DC 2/27 *Transportation expenses were the only expenses covered by AAA

Travel Cost - $25,852.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $25,852.70

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Washington, DC - Baltimore, MD - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $226.80
Lodging Cost - $414.63
Meal Cost - $608.94
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $1,289.78

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Washington, DC - Cambridge, MD - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $127.50
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $534.36
Other Cost - $78.26
Total Cost - $1,040.12

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Des Moines - Tel Aviv - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $7,046.02
Lodging Cost - $1,292.00
Meal Cost - $931.50
Other Cost - $1,220.32
Total Cost - $10,489.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cable & Telecommunications Assn
Dates - June 8, 2003 - June 9, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Educational, public policy
Notes - Des Moines - Chicago - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $3,164.09
Lodging Cost - $488.33
Meal Cost - $57.38
Other Cost - $309.33
Total Cost - $4,019.13

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Educational, public policy, 2003 Congressional Retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - White Sulphur Springs, WV - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $713.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,063.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Business Roundtable
Dates - May 1, 2003 - May 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meeting between Members of Congress and business community leaders on matters of public policy relating to business and the economy.
Notes - Washington, DC - New York City - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $663.00
Lodging Cost - $707.88
Meal Cost - $215.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,585.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Eagle Forum
Dates - September 23, 2005 - September 25, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - St Louis, MO

Purpose - Public policy forum
Notes - Washington, DC - St Louis, MO - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $578.40
Lodging Cost - $212.36
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $920.76

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.