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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.

Back to The Data

Office of

Neil Abercrombie


Total cost of 25 office trips: $36,015.13


Trips by Neil Abercrombie
Total cost of congressperson's 21 trips: $32,099.85

Destination: KAHULUI, MAUI, HAWAII
Sponsor: Gary O Galiher Esq
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 29, 2000
Expense: $122.00
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: National Association of Letter Carriers
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $119.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Glass Molders Pottery Plastics and Allied Workers International Union
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,218.92
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $491.74
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union (IAM)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 10, 2000
Expense: $1,145.71
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Graphics Communications International Union
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $671.29
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,724.15
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WVA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: ROONEY GROUP INTERNATIONAL
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,781.99
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Office & Professional Employees International Union
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,226.00
source

Destination: WINNIPEG
Sponsor: United Transportation Union
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,444.68
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union (IAM)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,941.00
source

Destination: DC-MYRTLE BEACH
Sponsor: PROFESSIONAL AIRWAYS SYSTEM SPECIALISTS
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 6, 2001
Expense: $372.31
source

Destination: MYRTLE BEACH/MIAMI/DC
Sponsor: United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $559.85
source

Destination: MOLINE
Sponsor: QUAD CITY FEDERATION OF LABOR
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Dec 14, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $383.00
source

Destination: ORANGE CO. CA
Sponsor: National Association of Letter Carriers
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $459.50
source

Destination: TUCSON, AZ
Sponsor: Communications Workers of America
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,144.47
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $688.07
source

Destination: HONOLULU-DENVER
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,415.96
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Plasterers' and Cement Masons' Union
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,923.61
source

Destination: FARGO, ND
Sponsor: American Crystal Sugar Co
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,064.60
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Neil Abercrombie

Amy Asselbaye
Cathy Mangino
Michael Velasquez
Thomas Wanley



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.