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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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    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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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

    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.

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Office of

Darrell Issa


Total cost of 68 office trips: $191,420.93


Trips by Darrell Issa
Total cost of congressperson's 19 trips: $89,909.42

Destination: PHILIPPINES-KUWAIT
Sponsor: PHILIPPINES UNITED AGAINST CRIME/KUWAIT FOTN
Purpose: RESEARCH
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $13,741.62
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,352.00
source

Destination: BEIRUT
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: TO PROMOTE SUPPORT FOR THE WAR ON TERRORISM
Date: Oct 5, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $10,892.42
source

Destination: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO SEE FIRST-HAND THE STRIDES MADE IN THE HI-TECH ARENA
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,520.00
source

Destination: BURLINGAME, CA
Sponsor: LEBANESE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Mar 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $350.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Mar 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,576.89
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT BANQUET
Date: May 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,738.09
source

Destination: CAIRO - CODEL
Sponsor: Egypt's International Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION & KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: May 24, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $8,300.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,485.63
source

Destination: LUXOR
Sponsor: Egypt's International Economic Forum
Purpose: ADDRESS THE THIRD IT AND TELECOM CONFERENCE IN THE ARAB WORLD. FOR THE PAST TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS, CONG. ISSA HAS BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND AND ADDRESS THIS REGIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE FORUM
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $460.00
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Swiss Foundation for World Affairs
Purpose: SIGNING OF ISRAEL/PALESTINIAN PEACE INITIATIVE
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $7,778.85
source

Destination: RANCHO MIRAGE, CA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,282.74
source

Destination: PHOENIX-LAS VEGAS-SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,248.22
source

Destination: LIBYA, TUNISIA
Sponsor: Libya
Purpose: RECIPIENT WAS MEMBER OF CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION VISITING LIBYA AS A GUEST OF THE LIBYAN PARLIAMENT
Date: Jan 24, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $144.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK-JFK/DAMASCUS/CAIRO/WASHINGTON-IAL
Sponsor: EGYPT'S INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM (THE FORUM) AND AMERICAN TASK FORCE FOR LEBANON
Purpose: ADDRESS IT AND TELECOM CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE FORUM AND MEETINGS WITH SYRIAN GOVERNM
Date: Sep 2, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $11,540.68
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW AS A LEADER IN TECHNOLOGY GUEST
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $678.22
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,633.06
source

Destination: AMMAN, JORDAN-BEIRUT, LEBANON-DOHA, QATAR-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: AMERICAN TASK FORCE FOR LEBANON (ATFL), ISLAMIC FREE MARKET INSTITUTE, QATAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Purpose: FACT FINDING, ATTEND ANNUAL FORUM ON DEMOCRACY AND FREE TRADE IN DOHA
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $18,137.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: University of Qatar
Purpose: TO ATTEND FIFTH ANNUAL FORUM ON FREE TRADE AND DEMOCRACY
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Darrell Issa

Mark Anderson
Paige Anderson
H Susan Augustyn
Sharon Boyl
Josh Brown
Stephen Cima
Laurent Crenshaw
Frederick Hill
Jennifer Johnson
Dale Neugebauer
Jason Scism
David Tebbe
Sandra Wagner



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.