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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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    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

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    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

Ron Wyden


Total cost of 31 office trips: $42,435.30


Trips by Ron Wyden
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $21,890.57

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL RADIO AND TELEVISION SOCIETY FOUNDATION
Purpose: SPEECH TO INTERNET ISSUES 2000 FORUM
Date: Apr 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $266.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Assisted Living Federation of America
Purpose: SPEECH TO ASSISTED LIVING FEDERATION OF AMERICA FALL CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,700.91
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEECH TO NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS CONGRESSIONAL BREAKFAST
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,933.63
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR - ATLANTA, GA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH TO AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE ATLANTA CHAPTER ANNUAL DINNER
Date: Nov 28, 2000
Expense: $1,641.00
source

Destination: MEDFORD, OR - LOS ANGELES, CA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECHES TO AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO CHAPTERS
Date: Dec 12, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,645.17
source

Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL CHAMBER FOUNDATION CONSUMER PRIVACY CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $595.34
source

Destination: VAIL, CO
Sponsor: PACIFIC CREST SECURITIES
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PACIFIC CREST SECURITIES ANNUAL ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,751.31
source

Destination: EUGENE, OR - PHOENIX, AZ - PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: United Jewish Communities
Purpose: SPEECH TO UJC YOUNG LEADERSHIP CABINET RETREAT
Date: Aug 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $868.92
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: United Jewish Communities
Purpose: SPEECH TO UNITED JEWISH COMMUNITIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE ROUNDTABLE
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $418.26
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: United Jewish Communities
Purpose: SPEECH TO UNITED JEWISH COMMUNITIES YOUNG LEADERSHIP CABINET RETREAT
Date: Jul 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $596.33
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Tel Aviv University American Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO ISRAEL
Date: Dec 25, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,123.00
source

Destination: STANFORD, CA
Sponsor: Stanford University
Purpose: SPEECH TO SIEPR 2004 ECONOMIC SUMMIT
Date: Feb 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,350.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ron Wyden

Sarah Bittleman
Josh Kardon
Stephanie Kennon
Joshua Sheinkman
David Sohn



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.