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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

John Doolittle


Total cost of 47 office trips: $92,233.31


Trips by John Doolittle
Total cost of congressperson's 22 trips: $49,441.54

Destination: MARIPOSA, CA
Sponsor: Sierra Pacific Resources
Purpose: TRAVEL TO SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING
Date: Jan 29, 2000
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: STOCKTON, CA TO LAKE TAHOE, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON PANEL FOR PERSPECTIVES ON CABLE TELEVISION
Date: Aug 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $318.11
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE FOR CATS
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $365.00
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,328.00
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO TO LAKE TAHOE, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON PANEL FOR PERSPECTIVES ON CABLE TELEVISION
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $438.95
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: ANNUAL MEMBERS BANQUET ON FEB 16TH
Sponsor: California Rifle and Pistol Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $210.66
source

Destination:
Sponsor: PACIFIC LUMBER COMPANY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $301.68
source

Destination:
Sponsor: California Independent Petroleum Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $926.58
source

Destination: DC TO VEGAS FOR CONFERENCE, VEGAS TO DC
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,085.08
source

Destination: TRAIN TO/FROM THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: ST MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: 7-18-03 IAD-SFO, 7-20-03 SFO-IAD
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,007.54
source

Destination: OCT 25 FLY TO RALEIGH, 6:30PM OCT 25 SPEAK AT DINNER, OCT 26 FLY BD
Sponsor: NATIONAL RIGHT TO WORK COMMITTEE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $904.27
source

Destination: CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,471.15
source

Destination: ELC RETREAT
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $497.63
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE MARRIOTT FOR RETREAT
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $769.14
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA FOR KUALA LUMPUR
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $14,000.74
source

Destination: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA-LANGKAWI-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: US-Malaysia Exchange Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $15,402.74
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO TO PEPPERDINE (LAX) TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY AND THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Aug 14, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,008.06
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Doolittle

Evan Goitein
Dain Hansen
Jason Larrabee
David Lopez
Greg Orlando
Joshua Reedy
Richard Robinson
John Willis



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.