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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

    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.
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  • 12.01.14

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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.
  • 12.01.14

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    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

Trent Lott


Total cost of 82 office trips: $173,810.64


Trips by Trent Lott
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $40,412.32

Destination: TELLURIDE, COLORADO
Sponsor: Young Presidents' Organization and affiliates
Purpose: ADDRESS WINTER MEETING
Date: Feb 4, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $7,650.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: TO ADDRESS CSX'S ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Sep 2, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,660.44
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American College of Trial Lawyers
Purpose: TO ADDRESS SPRING CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $4,651.24
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: TO ADDRESS CSX'S ANNUAL MEETING
Date: May 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,647.00
source

Destination: VENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT TO RAILROAD INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,648.00
source

Destination: SANDESTIN, FL
Sponsor: Defense Research Institute
Purpose: TO ADDRESS REGIONAL MEETING
Date: Jun 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,531.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,850.00
source

Destination: PASCAGOULA, MS
Sponsor: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Purpose:
Date: Feb 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $602.50
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: ADDRESS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,069.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 10, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,632.20
source

Destination: KONA, HI
Sponsor: AAAE/ACI-NA
Purpose: TO ADDRESS CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $6,028.74
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,442.20
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Trent Lott

Renee Bennett
Steve Browning
Angel Campbell
Jennifer Casademont
Brandon Cobianchi
Thomas Elwjin
William Gottshall
Virginia Gregory
Dave Hoppe
Susan Irby
Rohit Kumar
Hardy Lott
John Mashburn
Jack Norris
Laura O'neill
Carol Ross
Elizabeth Ross
Emanuel Rossman
James Sartucci
Beth Spivey
Mitch Waldman
Steven Wall
Susan Wells
Clay Williams
Brian Wilson
Eric Womble



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.