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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

Carolyn Kilpatrick


Total cost of 29 office trips: $119,210.30


Trips by Carolyn Kilpatrick
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $58,904.77

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,570.00
source

Destination: MENLO PARK, CA-REDWOOD CITY, CA
Sponsor: AT&T; MICROSOFT & AMERICAN AIRLINES
Purpose: ATTEND TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATIONS AND TOUR COMPANY FACILITIES
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $9,594.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK
Purpose: SPEAK ON TWO PANELS
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,735.88
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK, NY (ROUND TRIP)
Sponsor: NYSE / THE HUMPTY DUMPTY INSTITUTE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Apr 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $992.42
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Tom Joyner Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM THINK TANK
Date: May 25, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $5,850.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING; PARTICIPATION ON PANEL
Date: Nov 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA-TAMPA, FL-WASHINGTON D.C.
Sponsor: TAMPA BAY ORGANIZATION OF BLACK AFFAIRS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,021.00
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Christopher Reynolds Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,350.73
source

Destination: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL
Sponsor: IGATES TECHNOLOGIES, PHARMA, CITIGROUP, PORT OF NEW ORLEANS, GENERAL MOTORS, COCA COLA, GLAXOSMITHKLEIN
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE AFROBRASILIAN/AFRICAN AMERICAN BUSINESS SUMMIT (PANEL DISCUSSION LEADER
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $11,630.74
source

Destination: ABUJA, NIGERIA-LAGOS, NIGERIA-AKWA IBON, NIGERIA-AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Sponsor: African World Expo
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND TRADE MISSION TO PROMOTE BUSINESS BETWEEN THE CITY OF DETROIT, THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, THE UNITED STATES AND NIGERIA
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $8,097.00
source

Destination: DULLES, VA-CAIRO, EGYPT-DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: American Arab Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $9,713.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick

Harold Boyd
Gene Fisher
Khalil Munir
Asi Ofosu
Shiraz Panthaky
Trenace Richardson
Kimberly Rudolph
Jamal Simmons
Deborah Willig



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.