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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

    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

Howard Coble


Total cost of 80 office trips: $161,355.07


Trips by Howard Coble
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $56,688.51

Destination: CASABLANCA, RABAT, MARRAKECH MOROCCO AND LAAYOUNE, WESTERN SAHARA
Sponsor: US-Morocco Affairs Council
Purpose: TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT ALONG WITH OFFICIALS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS TO DISCUSS MUTUAL US-MOROCCO ISSUES.
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,754.09
source

Destination: GREENSBORO, NC TO WILMINGTON, NC TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO THE N.C. BROADCASTERS ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jul 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $735.50
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: TO ATTEND ACPA ANNUAL MEETING AND DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES AFFECTING THE AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRY.
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,334.66
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: American Intellectual Property Law Association
Purpose: TO DELIVER CLOSING REMARKS AT FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, "MANAGINGIP ASSETS IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM"
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $7,988.25
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFING ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,058.50
source

Destination: BOLTON LANDING, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Copyright Society of America
Purpose: SPEECH AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF COPYRIGHT GROUP TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVEISSUES INVOLVING COPYRIGHT
Date: Jun 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,039.00
source

Destination: EDINBURGH,SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO ATTEND 2001 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE IN SCOTLAND
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $7,037.33
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ACPA
Date: Sep 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,676.41
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: American Intellectual Property Law Association
Purpose: SPEECH TO COLLOQUIUM ON PATENT PENDENCY REDUCTION
Date: Nov 16, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $6,514.54
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SOCIETY
Purpose: SPEECH TO THE IIPS BOARD MEETING AND SYMPOSIUM
Date: Mar 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $847.11
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND; DOHA, QATAR; LISBON, PORTUGAL
Sponsor: ISLAMIC INSTITUTE AND QATAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: TO ATTEND QATARI-AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $9,325.04
source

Destination: WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEECH TO BROADCASTERS ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,088.96
source

Destination: COLOGNE, GERMANY AND LIECHTENSTEIN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: US-GERMAN ROUNDTABLE AND CONGRESSIONAL VISIT TO LIECHTENSTEIN
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,720.00
source

Destination: COUNTY MAYO, IRELAND - LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Century Business Services Inc
Purpose: TO ATTEND INTERNATIONAL TRADE SYMPOSIUM IN IRELAND. ALSO ATTENDED RIPON EDUCATIONAL FUND TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND. SEPARATE REPORT FIELD ON THAT TRIP
Date: Aug 3, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,322.72
source

Destination: COUNTY MAYO, IRELAND - LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO ATTEND RIPON EDUCATIONAL FUND TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND. ALSO ATTENDED INTERNATIONAL TRADE SYMPOSIUM IN IRELAND. SEPARATE REPORT FILED ON THAT TRIP
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,339.40
source

Destination: ST. PAUL, MN
Sponsor: Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing (3M) Co
Purpose: TO TOUR 3M'S FACILITY TO DISCUSS ISSUES IMPACTING THE COMPANY'S ROLE IN TRANSPORTATION AND HOMELAND SECURITY FIELDS AND TO OBSERVE IN OPERATION EQUIPMENT THAT 3M MANUFACTURERS IN THESE AREAS.
Date: Dec 12, 2003
Expense: $907.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Howard Coble

Sarah Birch
Robbie Boone
Missy Branson
Amanda Hamilton
Chris Katopis
Nancy Mazza
Ed Mcdonald
Blaine Merritt
Andrew Moretl
Anna Sagely
Jane Scott



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.