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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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.
  • 12.08.14

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  • 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 The Data

Office of

Mike Ross


Total cost of 33 office trips: $86,977.84


Trips by Mike Ross
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $47,957.81

Destination: NY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT SECURITIES MARKET ISSUES
Date: Mar 13, 2003
Expense: $937.49
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY; HEIDELBERG
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO ATTEND 20TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUDENTAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,173.64
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING CAPITAL MARKETS AND THE INVESTOR COMMUNITY
Date: Jun 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,008.13
source

Destination: CFSA DEFERRED DEPOSIT FORUM IN JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: FORUM ON PAYDAY ADVANCE INDUSTRY ISSUES
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,118.00
source

Destination: LITTLE ROCK-CHICAGO-DC
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE FINANCIAL MARKETS FOR THE AG CMTE. GENERAL COMMODITIES & RISK MANAGEMENT SUBCMTE. JURISDICTION. OVERVIEW OF RECENT INNOVATIONS & EFFORTS TO INCREASE GLOBAL INDUSTRY
Date: Oct 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,667.18
source

Destination: DC-ATLANTA-LITTLE ROCK
Sponsor: American Association for Homecare
Purpose: DISCUSS MEDICARE REFORM WITH MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION
Date: Oct 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,117.63
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY, MO TO JOPLIN, MO TO FT. SMITH, AR TO SHREVEPORT, LA TO DODDRIDGE, AR TO LAFAYETTE, LA TO NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: I-49 International Coalition
Purpose: FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THEIR STAFFS TO VIEW THE I-49 ROUTE FROM KANSAS CITY, MO TO THE PORT OF NEW ORLEANS AND TO CREATE DIALOG AND AWARENESS THROUGH PUBLIC MEETINGS WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THE I-49 INTERNATIONAL COALITION
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,261.11
source

Destination: DC-NY-LITTLE ROCK, AR
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: ESTABLISH AND IMPROVE RELATIONS BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES AND THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,438.51
source

Destination: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: AMERICAN AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION AND THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF COMMON INTEREST BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE AUSTRALIAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $28,236.12
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mike Ross

Sylvia Brown
Kate Callanan
Monique Frazier
Erik Greathouse
Cori Smith
Toby Stephens
Brent Talley
Jarrod Yates



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.