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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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  • 12.01.14

    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.
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Back to The Data

Office of

Todd Tiahrt


Total cost of 37 office trips: $120,326.85


Trips by Todd Tiahrt
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $72,011.41

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,375.00
source

Destination: LANSDOWNE RESORT
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose:
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $577.18
source

Destination: MONTREAL, CANADA
Sponsor: Bombardier Inc
Purpose: TO SEE BOMBARDIER'S HQ & MANUFACTURING FACILITY
Date: Aug 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $5,678.00
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $6,025.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBAIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $15,702.84
source

Destination: 2003 CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: 2003 CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: PRAGUE, VIENNA AND BUDAPEST
Sponsor: Center for First Principles
Purpose: TO ENHANCE RELATIONS BETWEEN AMERICAN AND NEW EUROPE
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $17,819.44
source

Destination: KAUAI, HI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $14,102.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT, EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $637.74
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-VERMILLION, SD-WICHITA, KS
Sponsor: University of South Dakota
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE FARBER FORUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA
Date: Feb 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $844.00
source

Destination: DCA-SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA-WICHITA, KS
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CONGRESS CLASS RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,071.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,149.21
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Todd Tiahrt

Bradley Ayers
Kevin Bruce
Amy Brusch
Jeff Kahrs
Matt Rowden
Sam Sackett
Matt Schlapp



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.