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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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    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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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.

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

Bob Barr


Total cost of 39 office trips: $60,510.99


Trips by Bob Barr
Total cost of congressperson's 30 trips: $53,398.58

Destination: SEA ISLAND, GA
Sponsor: Awakening Atlanta Ga
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $950.94
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $674.60
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: BD. MTG./SPEECH
Date: Jan 15, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $959.51
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE
Sponsor: SOUTHERN REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 22, 2000
Expense: $275.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: NATIONAL FRANCHISE ASSN
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 9, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $588.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: INTERVIEW
Date: May 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $428.60
source

Destination: ABESCON, NJ
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $768.80
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 24, 2000
Expense: $615.00
source

Destination: HILTON HEAD, SC
Sponsor: Georgia Credit Union Affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 13, 2000
Expense: $358.40
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Citizens United
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,518.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jan 26, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,839.50
source

Destination: ARLINGTON, VA
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $542.10
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: HARVARD-BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 13, 2001
Expense: $554.65
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NORTH CAROLINA BANKERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 27, 2001
Expense: $784.50
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES-SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY AND FAIRBANKS REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY
Purpose: SPEECHES
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,022.00
source

Destination: SPCH. RICHMOND LAW SCHOOL FEDERALIST SOCIETY, RICHMOND
Sponsor: Federalist Society
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 2, 2001
Expense: $101.00
source

Destination: DXB-DOH
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING/SPEECH
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $18,000.00
source

Destination: LEBANON
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001
Expense: $280.00
source

Destination: EGYPT
Sponsor: Egypt's International Economic Forum
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,700.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL GOP
Purpose:
Date: Apr 24, 2001
Expense: $97.90
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $8,676.63
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Tau Kappa Epsilon
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $839.14
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,859.20
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: POLITICALLY INCORRECT & WEDNESDAY MORNING GROUP
Purpose: INTERVIEW & SPEECH
Date: Sep 27, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $692.18
source

Destination: LONG ISLAND
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 30, 2001
Expense: $2,100.82
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: SEMINOLE COUNTY FLORIDA REPUBLICAN PARTY
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,264.61
source

Destination: HAMPTON, GA
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 18, 2001
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: DCA
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: BOARD MEETING
Date: Jan 12, 2002
Expense: $1,173.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Feb 1, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,282.50
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bob Barr

Keri Allin
Jonathan Blyth
Sarah Dumont
Christopher Guith
Shannon Murray



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.