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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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  • 12.01.14

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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.
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Back to The Data

Office of

Mark Kirk


Total cost of 36 office trips: $132,314.41


Trips by Mark Kirk
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $43,648.58

Destination: HELICOPTER FLIGHT TO YUCCA MTN.
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR OF YUCCA MTN.
Date: Mar 25, 2001
Expense: $360.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, JERUSALEM, HAIFA, ISRAEL; AMMAN, JORDAN
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: OBSERVE AND STUDY ISRAELI DEFENSE SITUATION & MEET W/ ISRAELI & JORDANIAN OFFICIALS
Date: Nov 17, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $12,766.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN US/ISRAELI ALLIANCE
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $9,600.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
Purpose: ATTEND BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,656.40
source

Destination: ITHACA, NY
Sponsor: Cornell University (including Medical College)
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP WAS FOR REPRESENTATIVE KIRK TO DELIVER A SPEECH TITLED, "THE RISE OF CHINA" AT HIS ALMA MATER, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $935.20
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS-MEXICO CITY, MEXICO-TUCSON, ARIZONA
Sponsor: POPPULATION ACTION INTERNATIONAL AND THE US COMMITTEE FOR UNFPA
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THIS TRIP WAS TO INVESTIGATE IMMIGRATION AND FAMILY PLANNING POLICIES IN MEXICO
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,254.98
source

Destination: DC TO NEWARK TO TEL AVIV - IN ISRAEL: TEL AVIV JERUSALEM - TO THE NEGEV
Sponsor: Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON THE US/ISRAEL ALLIANCE
Date: Aug 7, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $14,076.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mark Kirk

Reed Bundy
Caryn Garber
Liesl Hickey
Sage Lansing
Patrick Magnuson
James Mckiernan
Doug O'brien
Jeffrey Phillips
Cholly Smith
Jeannette Windon



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.