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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.
  • 12.08.14

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    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.

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Office of

Bob Graham


Total cost of 39 office trips: $110,842.04


Trips by Bob Graham
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $71,397.90

Destination: BRAZIL AND BOLIVIA
Sponsor: Inter-American Dialogue
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AS PART OF THE DELEGATION TRAVELING TO LATIN AMERICAN FOR INTER-AMERICAN DIALOGUE
Date: Jan 16, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $3,508.20
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONFERENCE ON UNITED STATES POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $4,192.60
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: May 30, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,433.02
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Richard Bryan Tribute Dinner Committee
Purpose: TO DELIVER THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE SENATOR RICHARD BRYAN TRIBUTE DINNER
Date: Nov 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $5,148.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,841.20
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS SPONSORED BY THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,258.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE, CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $6,512.12
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,727.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONFERENCE ENTITLED U.S. POLICY TOWARD COLUMBIA, AS PART OF THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $5,384.96
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,848.80
source

Destination: GREAT EXUMA ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONFERENCE ON BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,843.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE, CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 14, 2004 (13 days)
Expense: $9,701.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bob Graham

Paul Anderson
Caroline Berver
Peter Dorn
Robert Filippone
Kasey Gillette
Robert Greenawalt
J Bryant Hall
James Hall
Christopher Jackson
Rori Kramer
Lisa Layman
Henry Menn
Melanie Nathanson
Zeviel Simpser
Tiffany Smith
Dana Stefanelli
Amanda Wood



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.