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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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  • 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

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  • 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.

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Office of

Corrine Brown


Total cost of 29 office trips: $74,284.42


Trips by Corrine Brown
Total cost of congressperson's 21 trips: $65,128.00

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: DISCUSS AVIATION SAFETY ISSUES
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,242.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKER AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $5,014.02
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
Sponsor: MILES LAW SCHOOL
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE ANNUAL LAW DAY BANQUET
Date: May 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $447.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: N.Y. STOCK EXCHANGE, BELL ATLANTIC, AND HUMPTY DUMPTY INSTITUTE
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF THE NEW YORK EXCHANGE
Date: Jun 15, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,991.24
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE WHICH WILL PROVIDE OVERVIEW OF THE CONDITION OF RAILROADS & EXAMINE CURREN TRANSPORTATION AND POLICY ISSUES
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,817.00
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: AMERICAN AIRLINES/AT&T/MICROSOFT
Purpose: ATTEND TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION AND TOUR COMPANY FACILITIES
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $9,734.00
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FOCUS ON HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN BE UTILIZED TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT AND TO EMPOWER CONSTITUEN
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,994.10
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, S.C.
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS ISSUES RELATING TO TRADE WITH THE CARIBBEAN AND AFRICA
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,391.30
source

Destination: REAGAN NATIONAL-MIAMI
Sponsor: Conference of Minority Transportation Officials
Purpose: ADDRESS CONFERENCES AT THE MEETING AND TRAINING CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,201.19
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: American Petroleum Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING ENERGY SUMMIT
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $7,146.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Inc
Purpose: OVERVIEW TOUR (MEETINGS, DEMONSTRATIONS)
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: MIAMI - FREEPORT
Sponsor: Jacksonville Airport Authority
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A TRADE MISSION TO DEVELOP BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,383.66
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-AMSTERDAM-LONDON-MIAMI-JACKSONVILLE
Sponsor: Jacksonville Airport Authority
Purpose: TOUR THE AIRPORT BAGGAGE HOLD SECURITY SYSTEM
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,203.18
source

Destination: ALEXANDRIA, VA TO LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: TO DISCUSS COMMON INTERESTS BETWEEN THE MEMBERS OF THE CBC, CHC & CAC
Date: Apr 19, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,196.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - PITTSBURG - CLEVELAND
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: ESTABLISH PRIORITIES FOR A PROACTIVE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA TO EXPAND AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOME OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Date: Jun 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,747.50
source

Destination: ORLANDO-FT. LAUDERDALE-JACKSONVILLE
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKER AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE EXAMINING THE CURRENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY ISSUES BY RAILROAD INDUSTRY OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,989.71
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE-DALLAS-LOS ANGELES-MONTEREY
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAK AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE ISSUES BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $7,731.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-MIAMI-NASSAU
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE W/ CORPORATE EXECUTIVES, MINISTERS, GOVERNMENT, ETC. TO EXPLORE BUSINESS AND TRADE OPPORTUNITIES BETWEEN THE U.S AND COUNTRIES IN THE CARIBBEAN REGION
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Destination: GAINESVILLE, CHARLOTTE, SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKER AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO PROVIDE OVERVIEW OF THE CONDITION OF RAILROADS AND TO EXAMINE CURRENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY ISSUES
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $5,429.80
source

Destination: NEW YORK-WEST PALM BEACH-FT. LAUDERDALE-JACKSON
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE EXAMINING THE CURRENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY ISSUES BY RAILROAD INDUSTRY OFFICIALS
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,917.40
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE CONFERENCE TO PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW OF THE CONDITION OF THE RAILROADS AND TO EXAMINE CURRENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY ISSUES
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,601.40
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Corrine Brown

Gretchen Hitchner
Roshan Hodge
Nicholas Martinelli
Yvonne Reed
Monica Sheffield
Elias Simmons
David Simon
Adrian Wright



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.