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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

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    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

Conrad Burns


Total cost of 104 office trips: $204,387.04


Trips by Conrad Burns
Total cost of congressperson's 18 trips: $36,629.70

Destination:
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL AND FACT FINDING ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,396.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAKING ON PANEL, MONTANANS WILL BE PRESENT
Date: Apr 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,519.50
source

Destination: DILLON, MONTANA TO ALDER, MONTANA TO WDC
Sponsor: Money Tree Inc
Purpose: TOWN MEETING
Date: Jun 16, 2002
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Apr 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $4,109.97
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: SPEAKING AND PARTICIPATE IN ROUND TABLE. MONTANANS PRESENT
Date: Jun 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,496.84
source

Destination: MISSOULA, MT TO NASHVILLE, TN TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: NATIONAL GRAZING CONFERENCE
Purpose: SPEAKER AT NATIONAL GRAZING CONFERENCE WITH MONTANANS PRESENT
Date: Dec 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $146.83
source

Destination: MARIETTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: TOUR AND FACT FINDING WITH MONTANA COMPANY-SUMMIT ENGINEERING
Date: Dec 15, 2003
Expense: $488.00
source

Destination: LOS BANOS, CA
Sponsor: JEAN SAGOUSPE
Purpose: AGRICULTURE FACT FINDING W/ MONTANANS PRESENT
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,327.40
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL
Date: Apr 3, 2004
Expense: $1,278.70
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL WITH MONTANANS PRESENT AT EVENT
Date: Apr 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,820.65
source

Destination: BILLINGS AND BOZEMAN, MONTANA
Sponsor: Bresnan Communications
Purpose: SPEAK AT GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY
Date: May 21, 2004
Expense: $1,152.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: EDS AND AFCEA
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE NAVY MARINE CORPS INTRANET INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM
Date: Jun 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $924.00
source

Destination: MAUI, HAWAII
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON 109TH CONGRESSIONAL AGENDA FOR COMMERCE COMMITTEE
Date: Jan 26, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,369.18
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE WITH MONTANANS IN ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK CAMP AND RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARD
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $147.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE WITH MONTANANS IN ANNUAL MEETING AND RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARD
Date: Feb 27, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $263.05
source

Destination: KALISPELL, MT TO GREAT FALLS, MT TO BILLINGS, MT
Sponsor: PRAIRIE KRAFT SPECIALTIES
Purpose: FIRE DANGER FACT FINDING AND SMALL AIRPORT AVIATION SECURITY
Date: Apr 2, 2005
Expense: $366.53
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL. MONTANANS WILL BE PRESENT
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $3,240.85
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: American Public Communications Council
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH
Date: Jun 17, 2005
Expense: $8,003.20
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Conrad Burns

Eric Bovim
Will Brooke
Todd Capser
Benjamin Good
Ryen Graer
Sara Hagedorn
Prabhat Hajela
Christine Heggem
Clark Johnson
James Mccray
Ric Molen
Ric Moler
Jennifer O'shea
Jennifer Owen
Jodi Peters
Erin Pierce
Randall Popelka
Michael Rawson
Heather Sethre
Kristin Smith
Jarrod Thompson



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.