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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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  • 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

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  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

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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.

Back to The Data

Office of

Don Nickles


Total cost of 112 office trips: $304,648.74


Trips by Don Nickles
Total cost of congressperson's 17 trips: $82,961.39

Destination: ST. THOMAS
Sponsor: Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Inc
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,531.98
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Beer Institute
Purpose: SPEAK - KEYNOTE, BEER INSTITUTE WINTER RETREAT
Date: Nov 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,386.54
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $12,200.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $970.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Electric Power Supply Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,777.67
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,470.00
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Lincoln Club of Northern California
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $5,875.07
source

Destination: GEORGIA
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE AUGUSTA PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,646.56
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,993.54
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,900.00
source

Destination: IRELAND
Sponsor: Century Business Services Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $7,975.00
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $10,208.36
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: Clark Consulting
Purpose: SPEECH AT CLARK BARDES FEDERAL POLICY GROUP
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,579.60
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,647.80
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.VA
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: May 29, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,010.47
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $5,082.00
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: SEMINAR AND CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $9,706.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Don Nickles

Derek Albro
Amy Angelier
Kathryn Barr
W Bret Bernhardt
Daniel Brandt
Daniel Branelt
Cara Duckworth
Katherine Gumerson
Stacey Harley
Megan Hauck
Rachel Hensler
Jody Hernandez
Don Kent
Matthew Kirk
Chan Klingensmith
J Mclane Layton
Stacey Lowder
Hazen Marshall
Marlo Meuli
Diane Moery
Stephen Moffitt
Lee Morris
Aaron Mullins
Maureen O'neill
Michael Osburn
K Gayle Osterberg
Anne Oswalt
David Pappone
Roy Phillips
Jennifer Quinlan
Brook Simmons
Margaret Stewart
Eric Ueland
C Stewart Verdery
Binyamin Zomer



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.