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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

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  • 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.
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Office of

Steve Chabot


Total cost of 21 office trips: $77,155.96


Trips by Steve Chabot
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $31,228.96

Destination: CATS RETREAT, BALTIMORE INNER HARBOR
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $387.00
source

Destination: HERITAGE FOUNDATION CONSERVATIVE MEMBER RETREAT
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $347.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO ATTEND 19TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Mar 26, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,192.50
source

Destination: TAIWAN AND JAPAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN INTL. INTER-PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE ON ASIAN-PACIFIC SECURITY AND MEET WITH TAIWANESE OFFICIALS INCLUDING PRESIDENT, VP, PREMIER SPEAKER AND LEGISLATORS, AND TO MEET WITH JAPANESE MINISTERS, AND LEGISLATORS
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $8,539.00
source

Destination: Pakistan-LaHore,Kotli Nunan, Islamabad, Muzzafarrabad; India-Bombay, ahmedabad, New Delhi;Taiwan-Taipei
Sponsor: Inayat Begum Foundation, Jubilee Campaign USA, Chinese International Economic Cooperative Association
Purpose: To meet with and build relationships with local officials and NGO's, particularly on human rights issues. Taiwan-Speak to Asia Pacific Security Interparlimentary forum, meet with President, Vice President, and Prime Minister
Date: Jan 3, 2004 (12 days)
Expense: $6,959.92
source

Destination: DC, NY, Cincinnati, OH
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: Meetings with United Nations officials
Date: May 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $336.50
source

Destination: Chicago, Tel Aviv,
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $12,584.50
source

Destination: DC - BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Chabot for Congress
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.54
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Steve Chabot

Kevin Fitzpatrick
Mike Smullen



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.