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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.

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Office of

Thad Cochran


Total cost of 104 office trips: $236,326.07


Trips by Thad Cochran
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $14,817.68

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Council on Foreign Relations
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 17, 2000
Expense: $97.00
source

Destination: PRAGUE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $3,123.70
source

Destination: WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Sep 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,298.52
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: American College of Dentists
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 13, 2000
Expense: $1,918.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PROFILE IN COURAGE AWARD COMMITTEE
Date: Apr 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $864.72
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Reed Elsevier Group plc
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 15, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $197.00
source

Destination: GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI
Sponsor: MISSISSIPPI POULTRY ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MISSISSIPPI POULTRY ASSOCIATION
Date: Sep 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,329.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CSX CORPORATION (FLIGHT FROM DC TO WEST VIRGINIA) BRITISH PETROLEUM (FLIGHT FROM WEST VA TO DC) BUSINESS GOV'T RELATIONS COUNCIL (LODGING)
Purpose: ADDRESS BUSINESS-GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Oct 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $974.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: SOUTHERN CROP PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: ADDRESS SOUTHERN CROP PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION
Date: Oct 21, 2001
Expense: $198.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND AWARD COMMITTEE MEETING
Date: Mar 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $736.25
source

Destination: ATTEND AWARD CEREMONY
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose:
Date: May 5, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,052.90
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: ORGANIZATION MEETING
Date: Mar 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $371.09
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: ORGANIZATION MEETING
Date: Mar 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,657.50
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thad Cochran

Rebecca Benn
Emily Brunini
Ann Copland
Patricia Doty
Win Ellington
Harvey Fisher
Warren Harper
Thomas Hawks
Clayton Heil
Stephen Higginbothom
Stewart Holmes
David Johnson
Rachelle Johnson
Mark Keenum
Lance Kotschwar
Josh Manley
William Mcclendon
Andrew Morton
Kimberly Nelson
Matthew O'mara
Nancy Olkewicz
Molly Phillips
Martha Poindexter
Brad Prewitt
Jenny Reeves
Rachelle Schroeder
Thomas Shipman
Les Spivey
Eric Steiner
Dawn Stump
Doug Sullivan
Marvin Sullivan
Marie Thomas
James Thompson
Doris Wagley
Virginia Wallace
Tyler Wegmeyer
Margaret Wicker
Andrew Willison



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.