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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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  • 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

Sherrod Brown


Total cost of 33 office trips: $116,239.72


Trips by Sherrod Brown
Total cost of congressperson's 26 trips: $91,305.14

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, FLA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,535.54
source

Destination: UKRAINE (KIEV & LUIV)
Sponsor: Ohio State University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN OPENING OF US-EU-UKRANIAN DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY
Date: May 19, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,251.38
source

Destination: NEWARK, DE
Sponsor: TAIWANESE AMERICAN CONFERENCE
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 2, 2000
Expense: $971.00
source

Destination: MANAGUA, NICARAQUA
Sponsor: NATIONAL LABOR COMMITTEE
Purpose: HUMAN & LABOR RIGHTS INVESTIGATION
Date: Jul 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,705.80
source

Destination: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,951.20
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,344.95
source

Destination: SWARTHMORE, PA
Sponsor: SWARTHMORE COLLEGE
Purpose: SPEAK TO GOV'T CLASS AND GOV'T TEACHERS ON CONGRESS
Date: Feb 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $201.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: VISIT JONATHAN KOZOI (AUTHOR) AND THE STUDENTS & TEACHERS OF THE SOUTH BRONX REWRITES ABOUT.
Date: Jun 19, 2001
Expense: $476.00
source

Destination: ST PETERSBURG - HELSINKI
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE IN US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 16, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $4,265.80
source

Destination: TAIPEI
Sponsor: Foundation of Medical Professionals Alliance in Taiwan
Purpose: SYMPOSIUM ON TAIWAN'S WHO CAMPAIGN AND INTERNAT'L HEALTH
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,902.64
source

Destination: FT LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,400.46
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 15, 2002
Expense: $1,563.15
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $9,016.00
source

Destination: MOSCOW-TOMSK
Sponsor: PARTNERS IN HEALTH
Purpose:
Date: Aug 26, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,907.19
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA-PORTAU PRINCE-CLEVELAND
Sponsor: PARTNERS IN HEALTH
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON AIDS AND VISIT AIDS CLINIC
Date: Apr 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $990.10
source

Destination: MOSCOW
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,813.00
source

Destination: POTOMAC, MD
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN DIALOGUE ON LEADERSHIP WITH COURAGE & COMPASSION
Date: Sep 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $196.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FORUM ON US-MEXICO
Date: Sep 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,594.00
source

Destination: CLE -PINTA MITA, MEXICO-DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON US-MEXICO RELATIONS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,848.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,050.06
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,622.25
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: New Democracy Project
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND GLOBALIZATION
Date: May 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $405.00
source

Destination: ROME-VENICE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (11 days)
Expense: $8,746.20
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,415.76
source

Destination: MORELIA, MEXICO
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: 3RD ANNUAL MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,414.36
source

Destination: DUBLIN, IRELAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. - RUSSIA EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $6,718.30
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sherrod Brown

Brett Gibson
Tom Moore
Donna Pignatelli
Katherine Porter



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.