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(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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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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    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.

Back to The Data

Office of

Peter Hoekstra


Total cost of 24 office trips: $37,224.55


Trips by Peter Hoekstra
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $25,194.95

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $10,214.00
source

Destination: DEPART DC: MARCH 10; SPEAK MARCH 11; RETURN MARCH 12
Sponsor: COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL POLICY ACTION, INC
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,419.00
source

Destination: DEPART DC, MARCH 17 AM/RETURN TO GRAND RAPIDS, MI MARCH 17 PM
Sponsor: Constitutional Coalition
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 17, 2000
Expense: $594.50
source

Destination: SPEAKING SEPT 24TH, CONF. OTHER TIME
Sponsor: American Foundry Society
Purpose: SPEAK REGARDING WORKFORCE/LABOR ISSUES
Date: Sep 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,648.64
source

Destination: MASS. INSTITUTE OF TECH., BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: TECHNET, MASSACHUSETTS; KEANE, INC.
Purpose: DISCUSSION W/ 20 LEADING NEW ENGLAND TECH EXECUTIVES REGARDING ISSUES IMPACTING THE NEW ECONOMY, INC. INTERNET TAXATION, TRADE, HIB VISAS
Date: Oct 2, 2000
Expense: $1,244.85
source

Destination: BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $365.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $156.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: PRECISION METALFORMING ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAKING AT PMA 2003 ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,336.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO TEL AVIV, ISRAEL TO AMMAN, JORDAN TO NEW YORK, NY TO DETROIT, MI TO GRAND RAPIX, MI
Sponsor: International Foundation
Purpose: TO BUILD BRIDGES OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE LEADERSHIP OF THE UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL AND THE UNITED STATES AND JORDAN.
Date: Dec 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,888.25
source

Destination: DC-CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT IN CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $328.21
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Peter Hoekstra

Rebecca Hunt
Rebecca Jones
John Mcdonald
Greg Vanwoerkom
Justin Wormmeester



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.