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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.

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

John Dingell


Total cost of 42 office trips: $76,674.10


Trips by John Dingell
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $21,013.55

Destination: DETROIT-NEW YORK-WESTFIELD N.J.-WASH. D.C.
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: LUNCHEON SEMINAR
Date: May 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $450.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: May 30, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,501.60
source

Destination: DETROIT TO SANTA ANA, CA TO LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: TO SPEAK IN PANEL TO CORPORATE ALLIANCES PARTNER SUMMIT
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $6,294.88
source

Destination: SAFARI CLUB INTL. CONVENTION, LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: TO MEET WITH OFFICIALS ON THURSDAY AND TO SPEAK AT DINNER ON FRIDAY
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $540.22
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS TO CARLSBAD, CA. TO WASHINGTON, D.C
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO ADDRESS BOARD OF DIRECTORS WINTER MEETING IN CARLSBAD
Date: Jan 13, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $5,753.91
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: WEST AFTON, IA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: TOWN HALL MEETING
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $700.76
source

Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATING IN SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Apr 17, 2001
Expense: $83.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: May 29, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $365.95
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $206.37
source

Destination: DETROIT
Sponsor: Ford Motor Co
Purpose: TO VISIT FORD AND ITS FACTORY. CONG. DELEGATION TRIP
Date: Jun 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $650.00
source

Destination: MARTINSBURG, WVA-DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: General Motors Corporation
Purpose: RETURN TO DISTRICT FROM GM SPONSORED EVENT IN SHEPHERDSTOWN AL WITH CONG. DINGELL SPOKE
Date: Jul 17, 2004
Expense: $752.10
source

Destination: MOCKINAC
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: LEADERSHIP POLICY CONF
Date: Jun 2, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,512.76
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Dingell

Dan Beattie
David Dumke
Pete Filon
Michael Hacker
Jack Maniko
Katie Murtha
Lisa Pineles



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.