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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.
  • 12.08.14

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  • 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.
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    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

Robert Smith


Total cost of 89 office trips: $138,696.57


Trips by Robert Smith
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $19,484.30

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 3, 1999 (3 days)
Expense: $3,430.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,050.77
source

Destination: WOODS HOLE, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: Alliance for the Advancement of Climate Science
Purpose: CLIMATE SCIENCE BRIEFINGS TO GROUP OF SENATORS/STAFF
Date: Mar 3, 2000
Expense: $706.75
source

Destination: PASCAGOULA, MS
Sponsor: Domestic Petroleum Council
Purpose: FIELD TRIP TO THE KERR-MCGEE/DOMINION NEPTUNE STAR DEEPWATER PRODUCTION PLATFORM
Date: Jun 17, 2000
Expense: $980.28
source

Destination: STUART ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Sponsor: Washington Group International Inc
Purpose: OVERVIEW FOR SENATORS OF WORK DONE BY WASHINGTON GROUP INTERNATIONAL AND RELATION TO CONGRESSIONAL AGENDA
Date: Aug 25, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $7,220.00
source

Destination: CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: GEORGE C. MARSHALL INSTITUTE AND AMERICAN STANDARD COMPANY
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A SYMPOSIUM ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND INDUSTRIAL CHALLENGES
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,047.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,049.50
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Smith

Kenneth Adler
Sharla Beall
Dave Canover
Dave Conover
Dan Corbett
Melinda Cross
Stephanie Daigle
John Denning
Patricia Doerr
Genevieve Erny
Thomas Gibson
Martin Hall
Chelsea Henderson
Chris Hessler
Paul Jensen
Jennifer Johnson
Ann Klee
M Kirstin Kohrer
John Lang
Edward Michaels
John Pemberton
John Pombri
Kirstin Rohrer
Jeffrey Rose
Alex Shively
Megan Stanley
Ellen Stein
Russell Thomasson
David Tille



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.