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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

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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

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Back to The Data

Office of

Charles Bass


Total cost of 28 office trips: $38,054.51


Trips by Charles Bass
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $17,333.85

Destination: CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: TRIP TO GATHER HIGH-TECH INFORMATION
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,187.20
source

Destination: MIT, BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: TECHNET
Purpose: DISCUSSION W/ 20 LEADING N.E. TECH. EXECUTIVES
Date: Oct 2, 2000
Expense: $744.85
source

Destination: GREENBRIER (WEST VIRGINIA)
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,424.00
source

Destination: NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: State of New Jersey
Purpose: THE CONGRESSMAN WILL TESTIFY IN COURT ON BEHALF OF THE STATE
Date: Apr 18, 2001
Expense: $523.50
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA / DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: TO REPRESENT THE COMMERCE COMM. * A CEA CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,542.06
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: MTGS. AND FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,924.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT @ THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $888.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose:
Date: Jun 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,456.19
source

Destination: DETROIT
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MTG. IN DETROIT, MI
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,917.63
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH
Sponsor: Independent Bakers Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,154.80
source

Destination: MANCHESTER, NH - LAS VEGAS - PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND 2005 CES AND ATTEND MEETINGS
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,571.62
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Charles Bass

John Billings
Darwin Cusack
Francis Furtado
Tad Furtado
Neil Levesque
Alissa Southworth
Jennifer Warren
Virginia Wilbert
Virginia Witbert



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.