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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

    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.

Back to The Data

Office of

Bob Etheridge


Total cost of 23 office trips: $90,046.06


Trips by Bob Etheridge
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $62,509.12

Destination:
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,170.00
source

Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J.
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE TO COMPANY EMPLOYEES
Date: Mar 27, 2001
Expense: $639.50
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $17,764.64
source

Destination: LONDON, UK
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIAN RELATIONS
Date: Aug 15, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $10,295.80
source

Destination: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,972.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC - BARCELONA - RALEIGH, NC
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO SPANISH NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $14,624.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE & CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Oct 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,959.48
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,078.02
source

Destination: FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, INC
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN "WASHINGTON OUTLOOK" PANEL ON 3/19 9AM-11AM
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,536.99
source

Destination: RALEIGH-LOUISVILLE-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Americans United to Protect Social Security
Purpose: TOWN HALL TO DISCUSS IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL SECURITY TO RURAL AMERICANS
Date: Jun 19, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $468.29
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bob Etheridge

Julie Dwyer
Jennifer Eberhardt
Margaret Fisher
Patricia Lawler
Christopher Ogilvie
Lindy Paull
Ida Pleasants
Carolyn Smith



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.