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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

National Rifle Association - $42,502.01 spent on 23 trips
5.8% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
94.2% spent on Republican Party

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
January 15, 2000 - January 18, 2000 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Bd. Mtg./Speech
Total Cost - $959.51

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
September 24, 2000 - September 24, 2000 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $615.00

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
February 3, 2001 - February 4, 2001 (2 days)
Arlington, VA
Purpose - Board meeting
Total Cost - $542.10

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
May 18, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (4 days)
Kansas City, MO
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $8,676.63

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
September 30, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (1 days)
Long Island, NY
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $2,100.82

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
November 18, 2001 - November 18, 2001 (1 days)
Hampton, GA
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $250.00

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
January 26, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Meeting
Total Cost - $2,839.50

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
January 12, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - board meeting
Total Cost - $1,173.00

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
February 1, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - meeting
Total Cost - $2,282.50

CUBIN, BARBARA L - Republican Party
May 20, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (3 days)
Charlotte, NC
Purpose - Annual convention, Board of Directors meeting
Total Cost - $1,115.23

CUBIN, BARBARA L - Republican Party
January 26, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - NRA event
Total Cost - $4,450.49

CUBIN, BARBARA L - Republican Party
July 25, 2003 - July 28, 2003 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - NRA annual board meeting
Total Cost - $2,045.69

FROST, MARTIN - Democratic Party
April 22, 2003 - April 22, 2003 (1 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,000.00

HILLEARY, VAN - Republican Party
March 24, 2002 - March 24, 2002 (1 days)
Bristol, VA
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $250.00

YOUNG, DON E - Republican Party
June 26, 2000 - June 27, 2000 (2 days)
Greensboro, NC
Purpose - speak to outdoor writers assoc. of amer
Total Cost - $1,420.00

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
May 19, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (3 days)
Kansas City, MO
Purpose - Board members annual meeting
Total Cost - $1,536.50

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
April 27, 2002 - April 29, 2002 (3 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - To participate in the NRA's annual event
Total Cost - $1,636.26

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
April 26, 2003 - April 28, 2003 (3 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - To participate in the NRA's Annual Board Meeting
Total Cost - $3,266.66

GRASSLEY, CHARLES E - Republican Party
April 23, 2003 - April 26, 2003 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - attend NRA convention
Total Cost - $1,923.50

MILLER, ZELL BRYAN - Democratic Party
April 26, 2002 - April 28, 2002 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $1,468.00

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
April 15, 2005 - April 17, 2005 (3 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - NRA Board Meeting
Total Cost - $1,672.39

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
April 16, 2004 - April 19, 2004 (4 days)
Pittsburgh, PA
Purpose - Annual Board Meeting
Total Cost -

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
September 30, 2005 - October 4, 2005 (5 days)
Anchorage, AK
Purpose - NRA board meeting
Total Cost - $1,278.23

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.