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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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.

Back to The Data

Office of

Bobby Rush


Total cost of 25 office trips: $92,401.92


Trips by Bobby Rush
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $56,140.52

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $6,665.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON CABLE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY
Date: May 5, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,476.03
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,507.72
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $6,422.00
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,812.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD COLUMBIA
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,496.96
source

Destination: GREAT EXUMA ISLAND, BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $9,852.00
source

Destination: LUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,258.60
source

Destination: DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: THREE DAY FACT FINDING MEETING
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,620.40
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,029.81
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bobby Rush

Nkosi Bradley
Christian Fjeld
William Marshall
Naomi Myers
Kimberly Parker
Yardly Pollas-Kimble



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.