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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

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    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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Office of

Susan Collins


Total cost of 36 office trips: $64,100.30


Trips by Susan Collins
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $11,451.25

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: THE COMMONWEALTH FUND BIPARTISAN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE -- INVITED PARTICIPANT
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,909.93
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: NOVAGRADIC & COMPANY
Purpose: TO GIVE A SPEECH AT THE CREDIT & BOND FINANCING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONFERENCE
Date: May 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $984.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association for Home Care and Hospice
Purpose: GAVE A SPEECH ON LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING HOME HEALTHCARE
Date: Oct 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,104.32
source

Destination:
Sponsor: MEXICO SOLIDARITY NETWORK GLOBAL EXCHANGE, LATIN AMERICA WORKING GROUP
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE RURAL CRISIS AND STATE OF SMALL FARMERS IN MEXICO
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $0.00
source

Destination: ROCKPORT, MAINE
Sponsor: Col Frances Auclair
Purpose: GAVE SPEECH AT THE MAINE UNIT #41 OF WAVES NATIONAL BANQUET (WOMEN VETERANS OF THE SEA SERVICES)
Date: May 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $222.56
source

Destination: ROCKLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: FMC Corporation
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE BOARD OF DIRECTOR'S MEETING OF THE FMC CORPORATION
Date: Aug 21, 2003
Expense: $1,053.57
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS IN SACRAMENTO, SAN FRANCISCO, OAKLAND AND SAN JOSE
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,458.14
source

Destination: NEWCASTLE, NH
Sponsor: NORTHEASTERN RETAIL LUMBER ASSOCIATION
Purpose: GAVE SPEECH ON LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SESSION OF THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Sep 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $261.63
source

Destination: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Sponsor: CHICAGO COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS/SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Nov 9, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,653.00
source

Destination: SANIBEL, FL
Sponsor: Barrier Island Group for the Arts
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT LECTURE SERIES ON INTELLIGENCE REFORM
Date: Jan 30, 2005
Expense: $804.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Susan Collins

Jane Alonso
Claire Barnard
Michael Bopp
William Card
William Clarkson
James Dohoney
Ann Fisher
Eileen Fisher
Bonnie Heald
Jennifer Hemingway
Paul Howard
David Hunter
Rena Johnson
Laura Pyzik
Alec Rogers
Michael Russell
Heather Smith
Shannon Smith
Kirk Walder



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.