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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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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

Tom Feeney


Total cost of 57 office trips: $126,860.80


Trips by Tom Feeney
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $42,258.82

Destination:
Sponsor: BETTER HONGKONG FOUNDATION, CHINESE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC CORPORATION ASS., KOREA-US EXCHANGE COUNCIL
Purpose: INCREASE KNOWLEDGE OF SECURITY, TRADE, POLITICAL ENVIRONMENTS IN REGION
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,743.55
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING DINNER FRIDAY NIGHT
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A BRIEFING ON FRIDAY NIGHT
Date: Feb 28, 2003
Expense: $175.37
source

Destination: SCOTLAND
Sponsor: National Center for Public Policy & Research
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL INFORMATIVE TOUR
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,643.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $7,341.01
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: SPEAKER AT RESTORATION WEEKEND 2003
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,947.20
source

Destination: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT IN CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $670.06
source

Destination: PUNTA CANA REPUBLICA DOMINICAN-ST. JOHNS, ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES DURING THE INTER-AMERICAN ECON. COUNCIL'S 05 CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC & ANTIGUA
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $3,159.43
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (DULLES) TO PARIS FRANCE TO STUTTGART, GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: US-FRENCH CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE & US.-GERMAN CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,721.60
source

Destination: STUTTGART, GERMANY TO LONDON ENGLAND TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
Purpose: SPEAKERS ENGAGEMENT AT BALPPA'S PARLIAMENTARY LUNCH
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $6,198.41
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
Purpose: 10TH AMENDMENT/FEDERAL AFFAIRS WORKSHOP
Date: Aug 2, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $376.21
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES-SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION & PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY: MAKING THE GOAL OF ENTITLEMENT REFORM A REALITY
Date: Aug 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,282.98
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tom Feeney

Jennifer Chester
Sherry Dudley
Myal Greene
Cheryl Moore
Jason Roe
Brandon Steinmann
Jessica Taylor
Ryan Visco
Netonis Wybensinger



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.