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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

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  • 12.01.14

    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

Sam Brownback


Total cost of 69 office trips: $131,319.15


Trips by Sam Brownback
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $24,219.20

Destination: SEA ISLAND, GA
Sponsor: Awakening Atlanta Ga
Purpose: KEY NOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $862.00
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: RIGHT TO LIFE OF LOUISVILLE KY
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT GALA BANQUET
Date: Apr 19, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,094.50
source

Destination: ANN ARBOR MI
Sponsor: Ave Maria School of Law
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Sep 27, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $155.84
source

Destination: MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
Sponsor: Ave Maria List
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 15, 2002
Expense: $1,144.15
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM AND MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $498.00
source

Destination: DENVER, COLORADO
Sponsor: Archdiocese of Denver
Purpose: DELIVER 1ST ANNUAL ROBERT CASEY LECTURE ON FAITH & PUBLIC LIFE
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $300.00
source

Destination: ANN ARBOR, MI
Sponsor: Ave Maria School of Law
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 18, 2003
Expense: $7,362.73
source

Destination: TOPEKA, KANSAS TO SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: American Center for Law & Justice
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 12, 2005
Expense: $10,074.80
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: REGENT UNIVERSITY
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 12, 2005
Expense: $933.71
source

Destination: BOSTON AND MANCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: PRO LIFE LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
Purpose: RECEIVED AN AWARD
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $642.90
source

Destination: DES MOINES, IOWA AND GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Allegan County Republican Party
Purpose: KEY NOTE SPEAKER
Date: May 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,150.57
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sam Brownback

Courtney Anderson
J Thomas Brady
Doug Branch
Joshua Carter
Glen Chambers
Landon Fulmer
Cherie Harder
Sara Hessenflow
Erik Hotunire
Karen Knutson
Kevin Krufky
John Miller
Maggie Nelson
Jana Novak
Brent Orrell
Sharon Payt
Jim Rowland
Hannah Royal
Anna Shopey
George Stafford
Howard Waltzman
Rob Wasinger
Katherine Weyforth
Heather Wingate
James Wolff
La Rochelle Young



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.