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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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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  • 12.16.14

    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

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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.
  • 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

Harold Rogers


Total cost of 66 office trips: $233,879.81


Trips by Harold Rogers
Total cost of congressperson's 29 trips: $160,516.04

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,872.00
source

Destination: KAUAI, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $4,725.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION AT NATL. ASSOC. OF BROADCASTERS 2000 CONVENTION
Date: Apr 7, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $7,897.60
source

Destination: TZANEEN, SOUTH AFRICA-JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA-WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA
Sponsor: WILD Foundation
Purpose: TO CONDUCT MEETINGS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOVERNMENT, OF SOUTH AFRICA AND NAMIBIA RELATED TO U.S. FOREIGN RELATIONS, TRADE RELATIONS AND CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $15,474.48
source

Destination: MAUI, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN 2001 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $6,415.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $4,675.50
source

Destination: LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY-LAS VEGAS, NEVADA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON LEGISLATIVE PANEL AT THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS 2001 CONVENTION
Date: Apr 20, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $9,361.74
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN-DALLAS, TX-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Purpose: INSPECT TRANSIT AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION RELATED PROJECTS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION
Date: Jun 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,409.24
source

Destination: SOMERSET, KY.-CASPER, WY.-CODY, WY.-MORAN, WY.
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: TO INSPECT BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILROAD OPERATIONS
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,736.88
source

Destination: MORAN, WY-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: ATTEND THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE AND PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON ISSUES RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,420.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA/KONA, HAWAII/NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $15,998.50
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 18, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $4,635.00
source

Destination: AUGUSTA, GA
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,066.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Greater Orlando Airport Authority
Purpose: TO VIEW AND ACCESS THE TRANSPORTATION NEEDS OF THE ORLANDO AREA
Date: May 28, 2002
Expense: $276.54
source

Destination: KAMUALA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTENDED THE ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE, PARTICIPATED IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS PERTAINING TO THE HEALTH OF THE AVIATION INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $828.32
source

Destination: WALLAND, TN
Sponsor: PRSM CORPORATION
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF HOMELAND SECURITY PRODUCTS AND CAPABILITIES
Date: Jul 26, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $3,006.94
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA-SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE COVERING AVIATION SECURITY AND TRANSPORTATION ISSUES
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,635.84
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA-SHANNON, IRELAND-LONDON ENGLAND
Sponsor: Century Business Services Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SEMINAR FOCUSING ON DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL ISSUES FACING THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $4,205.92
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND-CINCINNATI, OHIO
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: CONFERENCE WITH GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE U.S. AND GREAT BRITAIN
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,536.86
source

Destination: LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY/LIHUE, HAWAII/SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN 2004 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $9,634.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA/WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $4,218.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE COVERING AVIATION SECURITY & TRANSPORTATION ISSUES
Date: Aug 1, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,946.66
source

Destination: LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY/BOISE, IDAHO/SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: SECURIMETRICS INC
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF HOMELAND SECURITY PRODUCTS AND CAPABILITIES
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,160.80
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN 2005 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $12,636.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC/ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $4,112.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC/WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: SEMINAR WITH CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS, COVERING A WIDE RANGE OF LEGISLATIVE ISSUES, INCLUDING TAX REFORM, TRANSPORTATION AND ENERGY POLICY
Date: May 27, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,869.22
source

Destination: LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY/DUBLIN, IRELAND/WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN THE 2005 INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $12,383.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN AVIATION SECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,218.00
source

Destination: BOISE, IDAHO/HAMILTON, MONTANA/SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: SECURIMETRICS INC
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF HOMELAND SECURITY PRODUCTS AND CAPABILITIES
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $4,160.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Harold Rogers

Shannon Boles
Leslie Cupp
Victoria Ewing
Kevin Fromer
Michael Higdon
Roger Libby
Sarah Paff
William Smith



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.