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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

    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

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  • 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.

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

Jim Kolbe


Total cost of 46 office trips: $143,341.30


Trips by Jim Kolbe
Total cost of congressperson's 31 trips: $91,698.78

Destination: HILTON HEAD, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Date: Dec 28, 1999 (5 days)
Expense: $1,272.60
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $6,894.50
source

Destination: GREENSBORO, NC
Sponsor: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Purpose: BOARD OF DIRECTORS RETREAT
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $307.40
source

Destination: TORONTO, CANADA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: RETURN TO WASHINGTON FOR MEDIA APPEARANCE
Date: Aug 5, 2000
Expense: $455.04
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, AK
Sponsor: National Parks & Conservation Association
Purpose: NATIONAL PARKS SITE VISITS
Date: Aug 9, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $2,046.29
source

Destination: TUCSON, AZ - DAVOS, SWITZERLAND - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Date: Jan 24, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $3,650.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL - CANCUN, MEXICO - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: FORUM MEETINGS
Date: Feb 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,465.00
source

Destination: DC - SANTA FE, NM - TUCSON, AZ
Sponsor: Council of State Governments
Purpose: 2 SPEECHES
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $776.62
source

Destination: DENVER, CO
Sponsor: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Purpose: BOARD OF TRUSTEES RETREAT
Date: Jun 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $715.00
source

Destination: MONTREAL, CANADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,282.24
source

Destination: TUCSON, AZ - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: American Australian Education Leadership Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN LEGISLATIVE MEETINGS
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $4,717.60
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINARS
Date: Dec 28, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,855.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FORUM
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,833.50
source

Destination: AUCKLAND, NZ
Sponsor: United States - New Zealand Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN BI-LATERAL MEETING
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $9,263.00
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND-DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: FORUM PARTICIPATION
Date: Jan 21, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $7,004.22
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA-HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Inter-American Dialogue
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,640.00
source

Destination: DC-SOTOGRANDE, SPAIN
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,186.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-HELSINKI, FINLAND-TUCSON, AZ
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN POLITICAL ISLAM CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $4,420.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-BOSTON, MA-TUCSON, AZ
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAKING TO SEVERAL STUDY GROUPS
Date: Oct 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,224.75
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM MEETINGS AS PART OF CODEL PORTMAN.
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $864.01
source

Destination: SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR
Sponsor: International Republican Institute
Purpose: ELECTION MONITORING
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,735.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-BARCELONA, SPAIN-LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG-TUCSON, AZ
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,627.40
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Purpose: BOARD OF DIRECTORS RETREAT
Date: Jun 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,762.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE SESSIONS.
Date: Dec 28, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,889.20
source

Destination: TUCZON, AZ - JACKSONVILLE, FL - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Leaders Project
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE "THE US AND THE MUSLIM WORLD: THROUGH EACH OTHERS EYES"
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $803.30
source

Destination: TUCZON, AZ-BOSTON, MA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN FORUM AND TEACH CLASSES
Date: Mar 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,288.47
source

Destination: TUCZON, AZ-SHANGHAI, CHINA-NANJING, CHINA-XIAN, CHINA-BEIJING, CHINA-NAGOYA, JAPAN- WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE (CHINA), GERMAN MARSHALL FUND (JAPAN)
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS CONFERENCE (CHINA), TO PARTICIPATE IN TRADE & POVERTY FORUM (JAPAN)
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $11,852.95
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Sponsor: MINNEAPOLIS FOUNDATION & HUMPHREY INSTITUTE POLICY FORUM
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN 2 PUBLIC POLICY FORUMS.
Date: Apr 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $2,030.00
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE WITH EUROPEAN LEGISLATORS
Date: May 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,088.37
source

Destination: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: Australian American Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEADERSHIP DIALOGUE MEETINGS
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $5,185.82
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK-TUCSON, ARIZONA
Sponsor: William Jefferson Clinton Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN TRADE PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Sep 16, 2005
Expense: $1,562.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Kolbe

Patrick Baugh
Everett Eissenstat
Omar Khawaja
Patricia Klein
Frances Mcnaught
Kevin Messner
Sean Mulvaney
Petra Maria Quiroga



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.