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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

Pat Roberts


Total cost of 61 office trips: $130,473.60


Trips by Pat Roberts
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $64,201.15

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WHEAT GROWERS
Purpose: SPEAKER AT WHEAT INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 11, 2000
Expense: $273.90
source

Destination: INDIAN WELLS, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 12, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,222.35
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $7,188.60
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Fertilizer Institute
Purpose: SPEAKER AT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MTG
Date: Aug 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $617.17
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN 2000 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 23, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $12,970.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN FALL MEETING
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,230.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT MEETING
Date: Feb 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,101.20
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: American Soybean Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT COMMODITY CLASSIC MEETING
Date: Feb 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $808.98
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: American Society of Baking
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $132.14
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: CO-CHAIR OF CONFERENCE AND SPEAKER
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $19,312.36
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Rural Community Insurance Services
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: Oct 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $324.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: SPEAKER AT INTERNAT'L SWEETNER COLLOQUIUM
Date: Feb 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,614.90
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: SPEAKER AND PARTICIPANT IN THE FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $5,638.56
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Lincoln Club of Northern California
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING (SPRING SEMINAR)
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,247.94
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,990.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: SPEAKER ON PANEL MEETING
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $5,529.05
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Pat Roberts

Victor Baleo
James Beauchamp
Jennifer Cook
Jackie Cottrell
Ashleigh Dela Torre
Darren Dick
Todd Halstead
Matthew Howe
John Livingston
Michael Seyfert
Harold Stones
Jennifer Swenson
Chad Tenpenny
Caroline Walling
Keith Yehle



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.