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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

Center for the Study of Popular Culture - $35,956.88 spent on 23 trips
3.1% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
96.9% spent on Republican Party

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
July 29, 2000 - July 30, 2000 (2 days)
Abescon, NJ
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $668.80

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
August 31, 2001 - September 3, 2001 (4 days)
Colorado Springs, CO
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $1,859.20

DELAY, THOMAS DALE - Republican Party
November 13, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (3 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Restoration weekend
Total Cost - $3,026.72

FEENEY, TOM - Republican Party
November 13, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (4 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speaker at Restoration weekend
Total Cost - $1,947.20

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
July 28, 2000 - July 30, 2000 (3 days)
Absecon, NJ
Purpose - participate on panel during restoration weekend
Total Cost - $421.88

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
November 13, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (4 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - To speak on panel at Restoration Weekend
Total Cost - $1,831.84

HARRIS, KATHERINE - Republican Party
November 14, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (3 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Restoration weekend
Total Cost - $1,291.56

HAYWORTH, JD - Republican Party
November 15, 2002 - November 17, 2002 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Restoration weekend - MC dinner
Total Cost - $5,859.00

PENCE, MIKE - Republican Party
November 14, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - official; promote government and conservative issues
Total Cost - $1,809.00

ROGAN, JAMES E - Republican Party
July 28, 2000 - July 29, 2000 (2 days)
Absecon, NJ
Purpose - Conference on global environment
Total Cost - $926.00

MCCONNELL, MITCH - Republican Party
November 15, 2002 - November 16, 2002 (2 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Remarks at annual "Restoration Weekend" luncheon on Saturday, November 16 at the Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach, CA
Total Cost - $1,709.00

SESSIONS, JEFFERSON B - Republican Party
November 14, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (3 days)
West Plam Beach, FL
Purpose - Annual issues conference participant
Total Cost - $1,760.00

THOMAS, CRAIG - Republican Party
September 1, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (2 days)
Colorado Springs, CO
Purpose - speak at annual event
Total Cost - $487.50

THOMPSON, FRED - Republican Party
August 31, 2001 - September 3, 2001 (4 days)
Colorado Springs, CO
Purpose - Restoration Weekend and speech
Total Cost - $2,239.65

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
November 14, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (2 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - panelist at restoration weekend 2003 conference
Total Cost - $639.10

MILLER, ZELL BRYAN - Democratic Party
November 14, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (2 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement - received an award
Total Cost - $1,098.60

ROYCE, ED - Republican Party
November 11, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,792.20

QUINN, JACK - Republican Party
November 11, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (4 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Restoration weekend - retreat for policy and legislative review discussion of homeland security border safety "Al Qaeda 6" in Lackawanna, NY - FBI, CIA cooperation
Total Cost - $1,119.61

CULBERSON, JOHN - Republican Party
November 11, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (2 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Speak on panel - homeland security and immigration
Total Cost - $433.40

LOTT, TRENT - Republican Party
November 10, 2004 - November 13, 2004 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Keynote speaker at conference
Total Cost - $1,632.20

SUNUNU, JOHN E - Republican Party
November 11, 2004 - November 13, 2004 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Keynote speaker for Restoration Weekend 2004
Total Cost - $1,177.58

BUNNING, JIM - Republican Party
November 10, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (3 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

HAYWORTH, JD - Republican Party
August 25, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - To deliver a breakfast keynote speech to an audience gathered for a day long conference on the issue of immigration
Total Cost - $2,226.84

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.