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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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    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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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.

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Office of

Tom Lantos


Total cost of 65 office trips: $178,142.34


Trips by Tom Lantos
Total cost of congressperson's 24 trips: $81,313.20

Destination: VILNIUS, LITHUANIA; RIGA, LATVIA; TALLINN, ESTONIA
Sponsor: SURVIVORS OF THE SHOAH VISUAL HISTORY FOUNDATION
Purpose: CONG. LANTOS OPENED THE SCREENING OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILM, "THE LAS IN WHICH HIS IS PROFILED AS A HUNGARIAN HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR & HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST.
Date: Jan 4, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,011.76
source

Destination: BADEN-BADEN, GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER, US-GERMAN ROUNDTABLE
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $967.78
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Museum of Jewish Heritage
Purpose: CONG. LANTOS WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE LIVING MEMORIAL TO THE HOLOCAUST DINNER
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,167.20
source

Destination: BUDAPEST-COPENHAGEN-VIENNA
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: CONG. LANTOS LEAD THE DISCUSSIONS AT THE IMDI BOARD ROOM BRIEFING IN VIENNA
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (17 days)
Expense: $2,200.86
source

Destination: AUBURN HILLS, MI
Sponsor: University of Michigan
Purpose: SPRING BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING (CONG. LANTOS IS A BOARD MEMBER)
Date: May 8, 2000
Expense: $545.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - NASHVILLE/NASHVILLE - NEW YORK
Sponsor: Cumberland University
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY GALA EVENT
Date: Jun 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,760.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT AIPAC EVENT
Date: Jun 26, 2000
Expense: $570.21
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - SAN FRANCISCO - MONTEREY - SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Guardian Industries Corporation
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES LEADERSHIP MEETING
Date: Jul 28, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,212.22
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO - COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE WITH DANISH BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS
Date: Aug 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,245.10
source

Destination: COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - HELSINKI, FINLAND; COPENHAGEN - NEW YORK
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE WITH FINNISH BUSINESS LEADERS
Date: Aug 24, 2000 (12 days)
Expense: $909.20
source

Destination: SINGAPORE - CHINA
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS WITH SINGAPOREAN AND CHINESE BUSINESS LEADERS
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $9,866.20
source

Destination: MADRID, SPAIN
Sponsor: RUSSIAN JEWISH CONGRESS
Purpose: MEET WITH SPANISH GOVT. OFFICIALS ABOUT THE ARREST OF VLADIMIR GOSINSKY
Date: Dec 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,166.98
source

Destination: DUSSELDORF, GERMANY, LIECHTENSTEIN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN U.S. - GERMAN ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $12,802.20
source

Destination: PROVO, UTAH - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Brigham Young University
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER AT SPRING 2001 GRADUATION
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,609.91
source

Destination: ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: University of Michigan
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN U OF M BUSINESS SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Date: May 4, 2001
Expense: $1,149.63
source

Destination: COPENHAGEN, DENMARK-OSLO, NORWAY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN IMDI BOARD ROOM BRIEFINGS
Date: May 25, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $2,495.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-COPENHAGEN, DENMARK-NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: REBILD SOCIETY
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT REBILD SOCIETY 4TH OF JULY EVENT
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,996.60
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO
Sponsor: Guardian Industries Corporation
Purpose: CONFERENCE WITH MAJORITY LEADER OF CA STATE ASSEMBLY
Date: Jul 14, 2001
Expense: $607.50
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD-ANN ARBOR, MI-NEW YORK, NY-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: University of Michigan
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE WILLIAM DAVIDSON INSTITUTE FALL BOARD MEETING
Date: Oct 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,353.26
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE - BERLIN, GERMANY - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS WITH GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (10 days)
Expense: $16,301.51
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR AIPAC CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 11, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,782.02
source

Destination: TETERBORO, NJ-NEW HAVEN, CT-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Yale University
Purpose: FEATURED SPEAKER AT ANNUAL HERBERT WALKER SERIES AT YALE UNIVERSITY
Date: Oct 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $935.19
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: University of Michigan
Purpose: BOARD MEETING OF WILLIAM DAVIDSON INSTITUTE
Date: Nov 30, 2004
Expense: $925.29
source

Destination: ANN ARBOR, MI
Sponsor: University of Michigan
Purpose: BOARD MEETING OF THE WILLIAM DAVIDSON INSTITUTE
Date: Jun 20, 2005
Expense: $732.08
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tom Lantos

David Abremowitz
Ryan Aiken
Nisha Desai
Margery Farrar
Ben Hansen
Hans Hogrefe
Megan Holmes
Kay King
Robert King
David Lee
David Lic
Don Macdonald
Keith O'neil
Paul Oostburg Sanz
Rudolf Rohonyi
Jason Rosenstock
Evelyn Szelenyi
Marilyn Wacks
Chris Walker



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.