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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.
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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

Jeff Sessions


Total cost of 59 office trips: $106,824.60


Trips by Jeff Sessions
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $21,685.35

Destination: DITCHLEY PARK, ENSTONE, CHIPPING NORTON, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ditchley Foundation
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON "INTERNATIONAL ACTION ON ILLEGAL DRUGS"
Date: Mar 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,322.75
source

Destination: HUNTSVILLE, AL
Sponsor: A CONFERENCE ASSOCIATION OF 4 GROUPS: NATIONAL DEFENSE/INDUSTRY ASSOC., U.S. ARMY SPACE & MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND, ARMY SPACE & MISSILE DEFENSE ASSOC., AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY ASSOC., C/O SPACE & MISSILE DEFENSE CONFERENCE
Purpose: SPEECH TO SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 23, 2000
Expense: $1,700.00
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, AL TO ORANGE BEACH, AL
Sponsor: AAA Cooper Transportation
Purpose: TO GET TO ORANGE BEACH IN SHORT TIME PERIOD TO SPEAK TO ALABAMA TRUCKERS ASSOCIATION MEETING
Date: Apr 21, 2001
Expense: $365.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BIRMINGHAM, AL
Sponsor: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY
Purpose: SPEECH AT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY
Date: May 26, 2001
Expense: $650.00
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: HERITAGE FOUNDATION CONFERENCE/RETREAT
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,345.29
source

Destination: GREENBRIER RESORT, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: REPUBLICAN SENATORS WORKING RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $597.00
source

Destination: GADSDEN, AL TO MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Alabama Electric Cooperative Inc
Purpose: ATTEND MEETING OF ALABAMA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE AND SPEAK AND PARTICIPATE IN GROUP DISCUSSION
Date: Apr 4, 2002
Expense: $1,370.65
source

Destination: POINT CLEAR, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Business Council of Alabama
Purpose: ATTEND, SPEAK AND PARTICIPATE IN BUSINESS COUNCIL OF ALABAMA'S ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $938.04
source

Destination: FLIGHT FROM HUNTSVILLE, AL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: TOUR OF LOCKHEED-MARTIN-COURTLAND FACILITY (GOT TO HUNTSVILLE BY AUTOMOBILE)
Date: Sep 30, 2002
Expense: $661.00
source

Destination: THE CLOISTER, SEA ISLAND, GA
Sponsor: Awakening Atlanta Ga
Purpose: SPEAK AT AWAKENING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 3, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,098.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: ANNUAL ISSUES CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,760.00
source

Destination: THE CLOISTER, SEA ISLAND, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Awakening Atlanta Ga
Purpose: SPEAK AND PARTICIPATING AT AWAKENING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,919.40
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMMAGE TO ALABAMA
Date: Feb 13, 2004
Expense: $793.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (DULLES) TO MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Toyota Motor Corporation
Purpose: ATTEND TOYOTA EXPANSION ANNOUNCEMENT IN MONTGOMERY
Date: Sep 24, 2004
Expense: $562.70
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE/BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: ANNUAL ISSUES CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT
Date: Nov 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,027.52
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (DULLES) TO MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Hyundai Motor America
Purpose: ATTEND HYUNDAI MOTOR MANUFACTURING ALABAMA GRAND OPENING CEREMONY
Date: May 20, 2005
Expense: $575.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jeff Sessions

Barron Avery
Michael Brumas
Armand De Keyser
Rick Dearborn
Kira Finkler
Archibald Galloway
Gerald Gilligan
Ed Haden
Alan Hanson
Stormie Janzun
Margaret Jeffreys
Mary Susan Jones
John Kennedy
Anthony Leigh
John Little
Charlotte Montiel
Cindy Pate
Heather Sawyer
William Smith
Mary Alice Tyson
Kelly Williams



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.