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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

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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.
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Office of

Joseph Pitts


Total cost of 44 office trips: $97,932.97


Trips by Joseph Pitts
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $33,470.96

Destination: JAKARTA, INDONESIA-LAHOVE, ISLAMABAD, KOTTI NUNA-KASHR BORDER OF PAKES
Sponsor: INDONESIA-JUBILEE CAMPAIGN PAKISTAN-INAYAT BEGUM MEMORIAL TRUST
Purpose:
Date: May 29, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $5,378.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 5, 2001
Expense: $145.00
source

Destination: PAKISTAN, ALGERIA
Sponsor: PAKISTAN-INAYAT BEGUM FOUNDATION, ALGERIA-DEFENSE FORUM FOUNDATION
Purpose: PAKISTAN-PEOPLE TO PEOPLE DIPLOMACY, HUMANITARIAN ACT, ALGERIA-DIPLOMATIC MEETINGS, VISIT REFUGE CAMPS
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,759.76
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE, MA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $63.40
source

Destination: BANGKOK, LAOS, VIETNAM, THAILAND
Sponsor: Jubilee Campaign USA
Purpose: DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS WITH NATIONAL LEADERS/STUDY HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $3,825.37
source

Destination: PAKISTAN-LAHORE, KOTLI NUNAN, MAZZAFARABAD, ISLAMABAD INDIA-BOMBAY, AHMEDABAD, NEW DELHI
Sponsor: PAKISTAN-INAYATBEGUM FOUNDATION INDIA-JUBILEE CAMPAIGN, USA
Purpose: TO MEET & BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS & NADS, PARTICULARLY ON HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES
Date: Jan 3, 2004 (11 days)
Expense: $7,506.75
source

Destination: BELARUS
Sponsor: International Foundation
Purpose: BUILD RELATIONSHIPS BY US & BELARUS
Date: May 20, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $7,490.00
source

Destination: SPAIN-MADRID & ZARAGOZA
Sponsor: Defense Forum Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND & SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE OF PARLIAMENTARIANS ON THE ISSUE OF WESTERN SAHARA
Date: Nov 26, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,360.10
source

Destination: DC-BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING/BUILDING COALITIONS
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $936.58
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Joseph Pitts

Angelita Avila
Julie Carr
Amy Jones
Derek Karchner
Nina Krig
Ken Miller
John Neville
Lauren Noyes
Monica Volante
Bill Wichterman



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.