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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.

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

Safari Club International - $16,941.29 spent on 15 trips
57.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
42.1% spent on Republican Party

BARCIA, JAMES A - Democratic Party
March 21, 2002 - March 24, 2002 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - speak at annual convention
Total Cost - $1,613.50

CHAMBLISS, SAXBY - Republican Party
February 3, 2000 - February 6, 2000 (4 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - speaking: receiving legislator of the year
Total Cost - $1,557.50

CUNNINGHAM, RANDY DUKE - Republican Party
March 22, 2002 - March 23, 2002 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - keynote speaker at dinner
Total Cost - $1,337.50

DINGELL, JOHN D - Democratic Party
January 11, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - To meet with officials on Thursday and to speak at dinner on Friday
Total Cost - $540.22

GUTKNECHT, GILBERT W JR - Republican Party
February 3, 2000 - February 6, 2000 (4 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - SCI Annual Convention
Total Cost - $594.20

HAYES, ROBERT C (ROBIN) - Republican Party
January 22, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (3 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - speaking engagement for Safari Club International Convention
Total Cost - $1,774.00

PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK - Democratic Party
January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - fact finding - speech
Total Cost - $918.33

PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK - Democratic Party
March 22, 2002 - March 25, 2002 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - conference
Total Cost - $1,614.53

PORTER, JON C SR - Republican Party
February 1, 2003 - February 2, 2003 (2 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - Legislative Dinner
Total Cost - $143.81

REHBERG, DENNIS R - Republican Party
January 31, 2003 - February 1, 2003 (2 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - speak at seminar of Safari Club International convention
Total Cost - $1,131.50

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
January 31, 2003 - February 1, 2003 (2 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - speech at the Safari club's international convention
Total Cost -

YOUNG, DON E - Republican Party
February 3, 2000 - February 6, 2000 (4 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - speak at annual conv. And participate in legis. Workshop
Total Cost - $594.20

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
March 22, 2002 - March 23, 2002 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speech at 30th annual conference
Total Cost - $4,993.00

NELSON, E BENJAMIN - Democratic Party
January 23, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (2 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $129.00

POMBO, RICHARD - Republican Party
January 23, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (2 days)
Reno, NV - Denver, CO
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

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.