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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

    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

Jim Greenwood


Total cost of 43 office trips: $179,444.40


Trips by Jim Greenwood
Total cost of congressperson's 29 trips: $144,908.87

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ENTITLED, "THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT"
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,421.60
source

Destination: NEW DELHI, INDIA TO PHILADELPHIA, PA VIA LONDON
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: AT THE REQUEST OF SPEAKER HASTERT, I REPRESENTED THE SPEAKER ON PRESIDENT CLINTON'S MARCH 18-26 MISSION ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE TO BANGLADESH AND INDIA. WHILE IN INDIA, I ATTENDED MEETINGS OF THE CONFEDERATION OF INDIAN INDUSTRY AND INDIAN PARLIAMENTARIANS.
Date: Mar 24, 2000
Expense: $1,850.00
source

Destination: ALASKA'S TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST
Sponsor: Alaska Rainforest Campaign
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF ALASKA'S TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST, THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST & MOST CONTROVERSIAL NATIONAL FORES.
Date: Aug 11, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $3,606.76
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL.
Sponsor: NATIONAL INVESTMENT BANKING ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 18, 2000
Expense: $702.96
source

Destination: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,659.20
source

Destination: AMSTERDAM/THE HAGUE
Sponsor: GLOBE USA
Purpose: TO ATTEND GLOBE INTERNATIONAL EVE. COMMITTEE MEETING IN THE HAGUE NETHERLANDS
Date: Nov 17, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,833.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY TO PHILADELPHIA, PA VIA ATLANTA
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TRANSLANTIC POLICY NETWORK-BRINGING TOGETHER CORPORATE GOVERNMENT & ACADEMIA ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $9,050.00
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLANDS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $12,135.40
source

Destination: VISIT LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONSERVATION PROGRAMS
Sponsor: GLOBE USA
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT COSTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT
Date: Feb 2, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,220.44
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL / ALLENTOWN, PA
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL CONF.
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,137.38
source

Destination: MOROCCO
Sponsor: Population Action International
Purpose: GET FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE INTERNATIONAL ON FAMILY PLANNING
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $7,680.00
source

Destination: POCANTICO CONFERENCE CENTER, TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK
Sponsor: GLOBE USA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE OF HOW EXPORT CREDIT AGENCIES IMPACT THE GLOBAL CLIMATE SYSTEM AND THE ROLE THEY PLAY IN FINANCING ENERGY AND FOSSIL FUEL INFRASTRUCTURE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES WITH OTHER LEGISLATORS
Date: Jun 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $310.00
source

Destination: WYE RIVER PLANTATION, QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: GLOBE USA
Purpose: THE INTERNATIONAL LEGISLATORS' CONFERENCE ON CLEAN ENERGY AND THE 16THGLOBE INTERNATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,233.20
source

Destination: 2001 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: DISCUSS PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES THAT AFFECT RELATIONS BETWEEN THE US AND SCOTLAND
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $11,936.16
source

Destination: SANTA BARBARA
Sponsor: Planned Parenthood
Purpose: FEATURED SPEAKER/HONORED GUEST IN SUPPORT OF THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD ACTION FUND EVENT
Date: Nov 17, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,563.37
source

Destination: PARIS
Sponsor: GLOBE USA
Purpose: SPEAK ABOUT ALTERNATIVE-ENERGY AND POLLUTION ISSUES ON THE OPENING PANEL OF THE GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON OCEANS AND COASTS
Date: Nov 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $8,022.86
source

Destination: PUERTO VALLARTA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $5,719.20
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE
Sponsor: NATIONAL BRAIN INJURY RESEARCH TREATMENT & TRAINING (NBIRTT) FOUNDATION, TERMINAL TRUCKING, THE HILTON CHARLOTTE
Purpose: TO RECEIVE THE PHILIP L. LANCE AWARD FOR PUBLIC AWARENESS OF BRAIN INJURY
Date: Jan 19, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $11,370.66
source

Destination: WASHINGTON/CHARLOTTE/W. PALM BEACH, FL-W. PALM BEACH, FL/PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: THE FOUNDATION FOR RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT
Purpose: SPEAK AT THEIR 2002 WINTER MEETING
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $4,803.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $6,943.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. / BERMUDA / PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: WATER UTILITIES EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
Purpose: WATER UTILITIES EXECUTIVE COUNCIL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $3,279.60
source

Destination: SANTA ANA, CA / LAS VEGAS / PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: PINELLAS COUNTY OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL SOCIETY
Purpose: SPOKE AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,450.55
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American College of Surgeons
Purpose: LUNCHEON SPEAKER AT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS ANNUAL MEETING.
Date: Aug 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $325.91
source

Destination: DETROIT/LONDON
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2003 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $16,055.00
source

Destination: MD
Sponsor: JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY BILL AND MELINDA GATES INSTITUTE FOR POPULATION AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THEIR 2003 LEADERSHIP FORUM DINNER
Date: Dec 3, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $343.42
source

Destination: LANGHORNE, PA/PHILADELPHIA/DOGLESTOWN, PA
Sponsor: PHILADELPHIA ORTHOPAEDIC SOCIETY
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER FOR THE GILL LECTURE OF THE PHILADELPHIA ORTHOPAEDIC SOCIETY
Date: Dec 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $296.52
source

Destination: CANCUN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,478.51
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-REAGAN/BERMUDA/PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: MPM CAPITAL AND ITS GENERAL PARTNERS AND SPONSORS, MERRILL LYNCH, HALE AND DORR, ERNST YOUNG AND COMERICA BANK CORP.
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: May 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,807.17
source

Destination: VENICE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $9,674.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Greenwood

Ron Chester
Jason Delp
Alan Eisenberg
Matthew Hogarty
Amanda Murphy
Joel White



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.