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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

Amory Houghton


Total cost of 43 office trips: $125,101.95


Trips by Amory Houghton
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $49,943.83

Destination: BADEN BADEN, GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: U.S./GERMAN ROUDTABLES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Date: Jan 12, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,669.51
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, MONTGOMERY, SELMA, AL
Sponsor: THE FAITH & POLITICS INSTITUTE (WITH SUPPORT FROM THE ATTACHED LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS)
Purpose: ALABAMA PILGRIMAGE TO MARK THE 35TH ANN. OF THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS MARCH.
Date: Mar 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $764.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - SAN FRANCISCO - LOS ANGELES - ELMIRA, NY
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: MEET W/ CORPORATE OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES OF MUTUAL INTEREST.
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,803.44
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE; DUSSELDORF, GERMANY; VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN; ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: US/GERMAN ROUNDTABLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,648.00
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, BIRMINGHAM, SELMA ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $585.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, SILICON VALLEY, NAPA VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: MEET W/ CORPORATE OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES OF MUTUAL INTEREST.
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $928.40
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY; LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: US/GERMAN ROUNDTABLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $15,242.36
source

Destination: AUGUSTA, GA
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: PUBLIC POLICY FORUM
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,597.06
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: PANEL DISCUSSIONS, MEETINGS WITH CORPORATE OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS LEGISLATION OF MUTUAL INTEREST.
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,635.66
source

Destination: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,595.40
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN MEETING OF CONGRESS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: SELMA/BIRMINGHAM AL
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $913.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: CONFERENCE TO SHARE IDEAS
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,975.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Amory Houghton

Hugh Hatcher
Chester Lunner
William Mckenney
Steve Perrotta
Catherine Alyce Rafferty
Chelsi Stevens
Francesca Tedesco
Robert Van Wicklin
Robert Vanwicklin



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.