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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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  • 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

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    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

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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.

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.

Back to The Data

Office of

Debbie Stabenow


Total cost of 29 office trips: $48,132.83


Trips by Debbie Stabenow
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $33,946.05

Destination: THOMAS EDISON INN, PORT HURON, MI
Sponsor: Business and Professional Women
Purpose: BANQUET SPEAKER
Date: Mar 18, 2000
Expense: $98.64
source

Destination: GRAND HOTEL, MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL PANEL SPEAKER
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $917.90
source

Destination: GAYLORD, MI
Sponsor: North Central Council of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: May 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $82.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE DETROIT REGIONAL CHAMBER LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: May 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,630.00
source

Destination: ALPENA, MI / TRAVERSE CITY, MI / LANSING, MI
Sponsor: MICHIGAN ORTHOPAEDIC SOCIETY
Purpose: TO KEYNOTE MICHIGAN ORTHOPAEDIC SOCIETY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 16, 2001
Expense: $855.63
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: New Democrat Network
Purpose: ATTEND A 2002 NEW DEMOCRAT NETWORK EAST COAST RETREAT
Date: Apr 12, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $400.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE DETROIT REGIONAL CHAMBER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE DETROIT REGIONAL CHAMBER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Date: May 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. - RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,451.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND A GENERAL POLICY SESSION
Date: Sep 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,253.26
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,511.18
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO ATTEND DETROIT REGIONAL CHAMBER LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,750.00
source

Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $4,041.00
source

Destination: MOUNT PLEASANT, MI
Sponsor: MICHIGAN INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $170.00
source

Destination: LA QUINTA, CA
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jan 28, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $595.44
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO ATTEND DETROIT REGIONAL CHAMBER LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 2, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $2,230.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Debbie Stabenow

Patricia Bouch
Susan Glynn
Anthony Heyward
Joanne Huls
Noushin Jahanian
Kristen Knepper
David Lemmon
Alexander Lurie
Ian Whitney
Mat Young



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.