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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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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.

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  • 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.
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    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.
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Chicago Mercantile Exchange - $178,375.31 spent on 64 trips
31.4% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
68.6% spent on Republican Party

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose -
Total Cost - $5,282.83

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
March 14, 2002 - March 17, 2002 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - remarks, board of directors conference (for Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Merc. Exchange)
Total Cost - $6,811.49

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
February 1, 2002 - February 3, 2002 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - tour Chicago Mercantile Exchange and meet Chicago Mercantile CEO
Total Cost - $3,333.04

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
March 13, 2003 - March 16, 2003 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Participate in Congressional Panel for CBOT/Chicago Mercantile Board and conference participants at Futures Industry Association Annual Conference.
Total Cost - $5,944.24

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
March 18, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - to participate in congressional panel for CBOT and Chicago mercantile board members and conference participant
Total Cost - $4,699.12

BURNS, O MAXIE - Republican Party
October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - To review operations of each exchange for congressman's duties on the House Agriculture Committee.
Total Cost - $1,525.00

BUYER, STEVE - Republican Party
March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
West Palm Beach, FL - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Speak at the Futures Industry Association's 26th Annual Conference
Total Cost - $3,119.10

CHAMBLISS, SAXBY - Republican Party
March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Speak to Future's Industry Association annual conference
Total Cost - $4,727.20

CLAYTON, EVA - Democratic Party
July 30, 2000 - August 1, 2000 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Stock Exchange
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $1,696.24

CRANE, PHILIP M - Republican Party
March 15, 2002 - March 18, 2002 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - to speak on legislative issues of the Ways and Means Committee relevant to CME
Total Cost - $5,381.66

CRANE, PHILIP M - Republican Party
March 13, 2003 - March 16, 2003 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Speaking engagement on congressional panel - Futures Industry Association Conference
Total Cost - $5,583.40

EMANUEL, RAHM - Democratic Party
October 26, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Visit to the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Total Cost - $550.86

EMANUEL, RAHM - Democratic Party
March 19, 2004 - March 20, 2004 (2 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Future's Industry Association Annual Conference, "Washington Outlook Panel"
Total Cost - $3,212.46

ETHERIDGE, BOB - Democratic Party
October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Educational (visit to Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange)
Total Cost - $1,959.48

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
October 26, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Meeting and tour of Exchanges
Total Cost - $2,017.80

GUTKNECHT, GILBERT W JR - Republican Party
March 13, 2003 - March 17, 2003 (5 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $3,794.12

HILLIARD, EARL F - Democratic Party
July 31, 2000 - August 1, 2000 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $1,120.60

JOHNSON, TIM - Republican Party
October 7, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (1 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Provide first-hand look at both exchanges; meet with Exchange members
Total Cost - $1,006.77

KANJORSKI, PAUL E - Democratic Party
March 16, 2002 - March 16, 2002 (1 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Speech to Future Industry Association's conference.
Total Cost - $250.16

KANJORSKI, PAUL E - Democratic Party
October 26, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Tours of Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Total Cost - $1,794.49

LATHAM, THOMAS P - Republican Party
March 17, 2000 - March 20, 2000 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Futures Industry Association, Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - speaker and panel member
Total Cost - $4,076.93

LATHAM, THOMAS P - Republican Party
March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Futures Ind. Assoc. Conf. - Washington Outlook
Total Cost - $4,988.67

LATHAM, THOMAS P - Republican Party
February 1, 2002 - February 3, 2002 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - tour and briefing of Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Total Cost - $4,289.06

LATHAM, THOMAS P - Republican Party
March 14, 2003 - March 15, 2003 (2 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Financial Industries conference - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $5,106.51

MANZULLO, DONALD A - Republican Party
March 16, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - invited speaker at Futures Industry Assn. Annual conference
Total Cost - $4,015.09

MANZULLO, DONALD A - Republican Party
March 14, 2003 - March 16, 2003 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Panel participant/presenter at Futures Industry Association conference
Total Cost - $3,264.40

MILLER, BRAD - Democratic Party
October 26, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - To study day to day operations at the markets
Total Cost - $1,302.62

MORAN, JERRY - Republican Party
October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $1,233.03

NEUGEBAUER, RANDY - Republican Party
October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Fact-finding, educational mission to Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a member of the House Agriculture Committee
Total Cost - $1,941.18

PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK - Democratic Party
October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - educational trip
Total Cost - $1,471.63

ROSS, MICHAEL A - Democratic Party
October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - fact-finding trip to better understand the financial markets for the AgCmte. General Commodities to Risk Management sub culture jurisdiction. Overview of recent innovations and efforts to increase global industry
Total Cost - $1,667.18

SANDLIN, MAX - Democratic Party
March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Washington outlook program
Total Cost - $3,641.09

SHAW, CLAY - Republican Party
March 16, 2002 - March 16, 2002 (1 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - participate in Futures Industry Association's conference
Total Cost - $510.82

SIMPSON, MICHAEL KEITH - Republican Party
March 17, 2000 - March 19, 2000 (3 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Futures Industry Assn's Washington Outlook
Total Cost - $2,952.20

SIMPSON, MICHAEL KEITH - Republican Party
March 13, 2003 - March 16, 2003 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Speaking at Futures Industry Conference
Total Cost - $2,463.33

THOMPSON, BENNIE G - Democratic Party
October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $1,672.18

TOOMEY, PATRICK - Republican Party
November 16, 2000 - November 19, 2000 (4 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - educational trip/ view surveillance systems, trading floor
Total Cost - $580.48

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
October 27, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (1 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - meet with Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc to discuss financial services committee related issues
Total Cost - $1,008.59

WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Republican Party
March 13, 2003 - March 16, 2003 (4 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - panel participant
Total Cost - $3,229.81

DODD, CHRISTOPHER J - Democratic Party
March 19, 2000 - March 21, 2000 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Speaking engagement at board of trade and mercantile exchange conference
Total Cost - $2,057.05

DODD, CHRISTOPHER J - Democratic Party
March 16, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Speaking engagement at Futures Industry Association Conference
Total Cost - $5,085.55

ROBERTS, PAT - Republican Party
March 18, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Speaker and participant in the Futures Industry Association annual conference
Total Cost - $5,638.56

CHAMBLISS, SAXBY - Republican Party
March 13, 2004 - March 15, 2004 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Spoke at futures industry association 28th annual international futures industry conference
Total Cost - $3,051.55

UDALL, MARK E - Democratic Party
July 19, 2004 - July 19, 2004 (1 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Board Options Exchange
Purpose - To participate in meetings with each of the sponsoring organizations.
Total Cost - $1,132.64

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
March 18, 2005 - March 22, 2005 (5 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - To participate in Congressional panel for the "Washington outlook" program during the Futures Industry Association's annual conference
Total Cost - $4,552.34

ROBERTS, PAT - Republican Party
March 18, 2005 - March 21, 2005 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Speaker on panel meeting
Total Cost - $5,529.05

BOSWELL, LEONARD L - Democratic Party
April 10, 2005 - April 12, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Ag Committee Members Visit to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade
Total Cost - $1,439.04

MCCARTHY, CAROLYN - Democratic Party
April 17, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange
Purpose - To review operations of the sponsors and to discuss other financial services matters
Total Cost - $1,194.95

LATHAM, THOMAS P - Republican Party
March 18, 2005 - March 20, 2005 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Participated in panel discussions regarding federal policy and Congress during the Futures Industry Association's annual conference
Total Cost - $2,622.38

LUCAS, FRANK D - Republican Party
April 17, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange
Purpose - Educational trip to visit and learn about the exchanges
Total Cost - $1,275.09

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
March 18, 2005 - March 20, 2005 (3 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Participate in "Washington Outlook Panel" during the Future Industry Associations Annual Conference
Total Cost - $7,080.52

CONAWAY, K MICHAEL - Republican Party
April 11, 2005 - April 12, 2005 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - To observe process of CME and gain better perspective of financial trading
Total Cost - $981.97

CASE, EDWARD E - Democratic Party
April 10, 2005 - April 12, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Meet with office workers and employees at the CME and CBOT on operations and issues and visit Exchange and Board
Total Cost - $1,801.69

CARDOZA, DENNIS - Democratic Party
April 10, 2005 - April 12, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - First-hand look at their exchanges, speak with those who operate in their markets on a daily basis, and see a demonstration of their recent innovations
Total Cost - $1,324.85

BARROW, JOHN J - Democratic Party
April 10, 2005 - April 12, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Educational trip to learn about commodities trading
Total Cost - $1,514.29

CHAMBLISS, SAXBY - Republican Party
March 18, 2005 - March 20, 2005 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Remarks at Futures Industry Association's Annual Conference - Washington Outlook Panel
Total Cost - $3,127.96

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
March 19, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (3 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Participation in Futures Industry Association Annual Conference - "Washington Outlook" participant
Total Cost - $5,864.70

SCHULTZ, DEBBIE WASSERMAN - Democratic Party
April 17, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Visited Chicago Board of Trade
Total Cost - $1,369.69

TIBERI, PATRICK JOSEPH - Republican Party
April 18, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Stock Exchange
Purpose - Fact-finding tour to get a firsthand look at how the Chicago markets operate
Total Cost - $842.95

BEAN, MELISSA L - Democratic Party
April 18, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Stock Exchange
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost - $351.74

ETHERIDGE, BOB - Democratic Party
March 18, 2005 - March 19, 2005 (2 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Participate in "Washington Outlook" panel on 3/19 9 am - 11 am Futures Industry Association Conference
Total Cost - $1,536.99

CHAMBLISS, SAXBY - Republican Party
March 13, 2003 - March 15, 2003 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Speak at Futures Industry Association 28th Annual International Futures Industry Conference hosted by Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade
Total Cost - $4,165.70

HULSHOF, KENNY CHARLES - Republican Party
September 18, 2005 - September 19, 2005 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Attend meetings at Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Total Cost - $709.34

PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK - Democratic Party
September 18, 2005 - September 19, 2005 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $899.86

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.