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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

World Economic Forum - $177,899.20 spent on 42 trips
42.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
58.0% spent on Republican Party

BEREUTER, DOUGLAS K - Republican Party
January 27, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (5 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - To participate in the World Economic Forum
Total Cost - $6,894.50

BEREUTER, DOUGLAS K - Republican Party
January 24, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (6 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - To participate in the World Economic Forum
Total Cost - $9,881.00

BERMAN, HOWARD L - Democratic Party
January 25, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (7 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - Participant and attended meetings
Total Cost - $8,606.00

BERMAN, HOWARD L - Democratic Party
January 31, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (5 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - participate in and attend conference
Total Cost - $2,009.00

BERMAN, HOWARD L - Democratic Party
January 20, 2004 - January 25, 2004 (6 days)
Zurich, Switzerland
Purpose - Attend and participate in forum
Total Cost - $5,349.40

DREIER, DAVID - Republican Party
January 25, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (5 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $3,450.00

DREIER, DAVID - Republican Party
February 1, 2002 - February 3, 2002 (3 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - speak and participate in meetings with world economic leaders
Total Cost - $1,425.50

DREIER, DAVID - Republican Party
January 28, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (4 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $3,440.00

DUNN, JENNIFER - Republican Party
January 26, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (6 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - participation in World Economic Forum's annual meeting
Total Cost - $7,490.53

DUNN, JENNIFER - Republican Party
January 24, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (6 days)
Zurich, Switzerland
Purpose - Participation in the World Economic Forum's annual meeting.
Total Cost - $7,161.00

DUNN, JENNIFER - Republican Party
February 1, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Educational
Total Cost - $1,802.00

DUNN, JENNIFER - Republican Party
January 22, 2003 - January 27, 2003 (6 days)
Zurich, Switzerland
Purpose - Educational
Total Cost -

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
January 21, 2004 - January 26, 2004 (6 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - participation in forum
Total Cost - $8,983.00

KOLBE, JIM - Republican Party
January 27, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (5 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - conference participation
Total Cost - $6,894.50

KOLBE, JIM - Republican Party
February 25, 2001 - February 27, 2001 (3 days)
Cancun, Mexico
Purpose - Forum meetings
Total Cost - $2,465.00

KOLBE, JIM - Republican Party
January 24, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (6 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - Conference participation
Total Cost - $3,650.00

KOLBE, JIM - Republican Party
January 31, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (5 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - participate in forum
Total Cost - $1,833.50

KOLBE, JIM - Republican Party
January 21, 2003 - January 27, 2003 (7 days)
Geneva, Switzerland - Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - Participation in World Economic Forum
Total Cost - $7,004.22

LEACH, JAMES A - Republican Party
January 27, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (5 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - attend conference and give presentation on American legislative perspectives
Total Cost - $6,894.50

LEVIN, SANDER - Democratic Party
January 31, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (5 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - participant
Total Cost - $1,993.50

MARKEY, EDWARD JOHN - Democratic Party
January 26, 2000 - January 30, 2000 (5 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - To participate on a panel, Jan. 29-30 at personal expense
Total Cost - $4,640.00

MARKEY, EDWARD JOHN - Democratic Party
January 24, 2001 - January 28, 2001 (5 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - participant on panel
Total Cost - $7,211.00

MORAN, JAMES P JR - Democratic Party
January 25, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (5 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - to discuss the future of NATO
Total Cost - $3,650.00

OXLEY, MICHAEL G - Republican Party
January 22, 2003 - January 27, 2003 (6 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - participant in World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos
Total Cost - $9,464.00

PORTMAN, ROBERT J - Republican Party
February 2, 2002 - February 3, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Participated in WEF annual meeting
Total Cost - $270.00

PORTMAN, ROBERT J - Republican Party
January 22, 2003 - January 27, 2003 (6 days)
Zurich, Switzerland
Purpose - congressman participated in forum
Total Cost - $7,907.84

THOMAS, WILLIAM M - Republican Party
February 2, 2002 - February 3, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - speech and fact finding
Total Cost - $1,742.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
January 31, 2002 - February 1, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - World Economic Forum Conference
Total Cost - $927.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
January 22, 2004 - January 26, 2004 (5 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - Attendance at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
Total Cost - $2,058.58

DODD, CHRISTOPHER J - Democratic Party
January 25, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (5 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - speaking engagement at work economic forum annual meeting
Total Cost - $6,038.56

GRAHAM, BOB - Democratic Party
January 31, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (5 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - participate in World Economic Forum
Total Cost - $1,727.00

HATCH, ORRIN GRANT - Republican Party
January 25, 2001 - January 27, 2001 (3 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - Speech, participation in Annual Meeting
Total Cost - $1,380.00

HATCH, ORRIN GRANT - Republican Party
January 31, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (5 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Participation in forum (four day event)
Total Cost - $1,711.00

KERRY, JOHN F - Democratic Party
January 27, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (5 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - participation in World Economic Conference
Total Cost - $5,919.00

KERRY, JOHN F - Democratic Party
January 24, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (6 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - To participate in the world economic conference
Total Cost - $5,052.10

SMITH, GORDON HAROLD - Republican Party
January 31, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (5 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - participate in workshops
Total Cost - $2,156.00

TORRICELLI, ROBERT G - Democratic Party
January 25, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (5 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - To attend World Economic Forum conference
Total Cost - $1,871.00

FEINSTEIN, DIANNE - Democratic Party
January 25, 2001 - January 28, 2001 (4 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - participate in the Forum's 30th annual meeting
Total Cost - $180.00

MARKEY, EDWARD JOHN - Democratic Party
January 26, 2005 - January 30, 2005 (5 days)
Switzerland
Purpose - Participate in panels on various economic issues
Total Cost - $8,475.38

LEACH, JAMES A - Republican Party
January 25, 2005 - January 30, 2005 (6 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - Attend conference, participate in panels, meet with world leaders
Total Cost - $5,549.58

LEACH, JAMES A - Republican Party
January 22, 2004 - January 25, 2004 (4 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - Attend conference, participate in panels
Total Cost - $1,878.00

KOLBE, JIM - Republican Party
January 21, 2004 - January 25, 2004 (5 days)
Davos, Switzerland
Purpose - Participate in World Economic Forum meetings as part of CODEL Portman
Total Cost - $864.01

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.