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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

    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

Bill Frist


Total cost of 148 office trips: $258,358.94


Trips by Bill Frist
Total cost of congressperson's 19 trips: $35,378.61

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MIAMI, FL TO TURNBERRY ISLE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAKER AT BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,354.45
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 22, 2002
Expense: $3,467.91
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $5,077.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Business Counsel Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,982.00
source

Destination: PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: Princeton University
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,552.19
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Morehouse School of Medicine
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,497.47
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,843.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,399.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: Achievement Technologies Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Sep 19, 2003
Expense: $5,135.42
source

Destination: ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Samaritan's Purse
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,524.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: American College of Surgeons
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $677.48
source

Destination: MIDDLEBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,429.00
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA AND NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRAMAGE
Date: Feb 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,936.00
source

Destination: CHAD, SUDAN AND KENYA
Sponsor: Samaritan's Purse
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 6, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,594.41
source

Destination: SUDAN
Sponsor: SUDAN PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY/MOVEMENT
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $67.00
source

Destination: KENYA
Sponsor: TENWEK HOSPITAL
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 10, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $70.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 18, 2004
Expense: $382.64
source

Destination: MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: PITTCO INC
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,616.35
source

Destination: KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Association of Home Builders
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 15, 2005
Expense: $773.29
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bill Frist

Mitch Bainwol
Talibah Bayles
Andrea Becker
David Broome
Jeremy Burton
Margaret Camp
Eric Cleland
Thomas Craig
Meredith Davis
Robert Duncan
Mark Esper
Tracy Garrett
Allen Hicks
James Hippe
James Hippe
G William Hoagland
Rob Hoppin
Elizabeth Jarvis
Mary Johnson
Rohit Kumar
Dave Larson
Allison Martin
Meredith Medley
Allen Moore
William Moore
Andy Olson
David Olson
Michael Painter
Lee Rawlo
Emily Reynolds
Helen Rhee
Jennifer Romans
Dean Rosen
Edward Russell
Elizabeth Scanlon
Ken Scroggs
Nicholas Smith
Monica Tencate
Eric Ueland
Jon Vaden
Bart Verhulst
Alex Vogel
Matthew Wallace
Bill Wichterman
Parker Wood



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.