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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

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  • 12.08.14

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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.
  • 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

Steve Israel


Total cost of 25 office trips: $94,256.92


Trips by Steve Israel
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $62,472.11

Destination: BOSTON LOGAN
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 6, 2001
Expense: $225.00
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH TO AIPAC MEMBERSHIP
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,189.00
source

Destination: TOUR OF NORTH-SHORE-LIJ HOSPITALS AND DISCUSSION OF THEIR FEDERAL NEED
Sponsor: NORTH SHORE-LONG ISLAND JEWISH HOSPITALS
Purpose: TOUR OF NORTH SHORE-LIJ HOSPITALS AND DISCUSSIONS OF THEIR MEDICARE/NIT CONCERNS AND NEEDS.
Date: Apr 11, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $455.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Touro College
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT SPEECH
Date: May 26, 2002
Expense: $462.00
source

Destination: LONG ISLAND, NY - NEW YORK CITY, NY - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TOUR OF NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Jun 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $689.18
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO MEET WITH ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN LEADERS REGARDING THE MIDDLE EAST PROCESS.
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (12 days)
Expense: $10,829.60
source

Destination: JFK-FLL-IAD
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $706.76
source

Destination: NEW DELHI, INDIA-HYDERABAD, INDIA-MUMBAI, INDIA-DHAKA, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: DELEGATION VISIT TO INDIA TO MEET WITH POLITICAL AND BUSINESS LEADERS, DISCUSS DEFENSE AND FINANCIAL POLICIES
Date: Jan 2, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $20,270.26
source

Destination: COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
Sponsor: INSTITUTE OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES (ISEAS) FOR 1/10-1/15 AND 1/18 COMMUNICATIONS CONSORTIUM MEDIA CENTER (SRI LANKA PORTION) 1/15-1/17
Purpose: COLLECT INFORMATION ON TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS AND HOMELAND SECURITY
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $14,996.20
source

Destination: TEL AVIV-JERUSALEM AND TRAVEL WITHIN ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-TO SEE FIRSTHAND THE PRESSING ISSUES IN THE MIDDLE EAST, PARTICULARLY DISENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $12,649.11
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Steve Israel

Francis Creighton
Deborah Darcy
Priya Dayananda
Matthew Larkin
Heather Mchugh
Mark Siegel
Jonathan Vogel



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.