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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

Leonard Boswell


Total cost of 18 office trips: $32,532.67


Trips by Leonard Boswell
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $22,648.56

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER IN QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $482.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $660.00
source

Destination: OSCEOLA, IOWA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON THE 2002 FARM BILL AND PHEASANT HUNT
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $525.23
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,262.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: GREATER DES MOINES PARTNERSHIP
Purpose: TRADE MISSION
Date: May 16, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,137.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON/DULLES TO JACKSON HOLE, WY TO DES MOINES, IA
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: CFSA DEFERRED DEPOSIT FORUM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,150.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSMAN BOSWELL-WASH. DULLES/SEATTLE/DES MOINES, DARLENE BOSWELL-DENVER/SEATTLE/DES MOINES
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: MICROSOFT CAMPUS VISIT
Date: Jul 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $7,024.29
source

Destination: DCA-BIRMINGHAM-MONTGOMERY-SELMA-DSM
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $925.00
source

Destination: DES MOINES, IOWA - WASHINGTON DULLES
Sponsor: World Food Prize Foundation
Purpose: WORLD FOOD PRIZE EVENT
Date: Mar 14, 2005
Expense: $1,044.00
source

Destination: DES MOINES - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: AG COMMITTEE MEMBERS VISIT TO THE CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE AND THE CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Date: Apr 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,439.04
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Leonard Boswell

Sally Bowzer
Jay Byers
Elizabeth Carter
Heather Matson
Tammy Mcathey



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.