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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

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  • 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.
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Back to The Data

Office of

Jim Mccrery


Total cost of 44 office trips: $135,038.93


Trips by Jim Mccrery
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $72,727.47

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,045.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,671.26
source

Destination: MARSEILLES, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $19,164.20
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,191.42
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ (SCOTTSDALE)
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: WELFARE REFORM RETREAT
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,108.18
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Clark Consulting
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $11,798.18
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $20,809.00
source

Destination: TEXARKA, TX-KANSAS CITY, MO-JOPLIN, MO-FORT SMITH, AR-SHREVEPORT, LA-DODDRIDGE, AR-SHREVEPORT, LA
Sponsor: I-49 International Coalition
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $853.19
source

Destination: KAUAI-HI
Sponsor: Pipe Line Contractors Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT; FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 2, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $5,894.44
source

Destination: MANASSAS, VA
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $377.39
source

Destination: SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA TO BOCA RATON, FLORIDA BOCA RATON, FLORIDA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION AND FLIGHT SPONSOR WADDELL & REED ($956.90 TOTAL)
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Nov 3, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,962.83
source

Destination: MALIBU, CA
Sponsor: HERITAGE FOUNDATION ($1406.60), PEPPERDINE UNIV. ($1,281.78) & ROD CAMPBELL ($164)
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 15, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,852.38
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Mccrery

Edgar Abrams
Bob Brooks
Elizabeth Coffin
Aimee Hartlage
Richard Hunt
Christopher King
Miriam Moore
Jennifer Nowlin
Jon Traub
Laura Walker



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.