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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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    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

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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

John Linder


Total cost of 35 office trips: $130,101.96


Trips by John Linder
Total cost of congressperson's 17 trips: $91,198.29

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Americans For Fair Taxation Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,030.13
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: Americans For Fair Taxation Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $861.64
source

Destination: VIENNA
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 15, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,292.24
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON
Sponsor: AMERICAN SPIRIT FUND
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,367.40
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,023.00
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $18,784.69
source

Destination: ATLANTA-DES MOINES, IOWA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Dec 3, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $909.88
source

Destination: TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN-ATLANTA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $853.00
source

Destination: JACKSON, MS
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Dec 6, 2003
Expense: $655.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL-JORDAN
Sponsor: Jerusalem Fund for Education & Community Development
Purpose: TO STRENGTHEN INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING WHILE PROMOTING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS & JOINT VENTURES DEFENSE AEROSPACE HOMELAND SECURITY MISSION OF PEACE
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $19,650.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA-WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 23, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,681.00
source

Destination: FRANKFURT, BUDAPEST
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $9,217.31
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,654.20
source

Destination: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $951.80
source

Destination: QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: TO EXAMINE ISSUES RELEVANT TO THE COMMITTEE'S RESPONSIBILITIES, AND IN THE PROCESS, IMPROVE THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT & WORKING RELATIONSHIP AMONG ITS MEMBERS
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source

Destination: ATL-HOU-IAD
Sponsor: Tax Leadership Council
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO THE EXECUTIVE BOARD & ITS SUPPORTERS ABOUT THE PROSPECT FOR TAX REFORM IN THE 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Apr 11, 2005
Expense: $9,000.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GEORGIA-DENVER, COLORADO-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Americans For Fair Taxation Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 25, 2005
Expense: $10,863.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Linder

Jennifer Coxe
William Evans
Scott Haggard
Kimberly Herb
Gretchen Learman
Henry Plaster
Julie Schmidt
Michael Swansburg
Rob Woodall
William Woodall



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.