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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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    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

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Back to The Data

Office of

John Duncan


Total cost of 30 office trips: $120,332.61


Trips by John Duncan
Total cost of congressperson's 19 trips: $92,042.01

Destination: KAUAI, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE/PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $4,330.00
source

Destination: 6TH ANNUAL MEETING OF AMERICAN CROP PROTECTION
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: SPEAK
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $8,636.14
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: SPEAKING/PARTICIPATION IN TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $8,750.00
source

Destination: AAAE 2001 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN AVIATION PANELS
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $5,630.00
source

Destination: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PLENARY SESSIONS AND DISCUSSIONS ON GOVERNING
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: BNSF FACT-FINDING TRIP FROM CASPER TO CODY WYOMING
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,736.88
source

Destination: ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,285.00
source

Destination: 2001 AMERICAN CROP PROTECTION ANNUAL MEETING
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: SPEAK AT MEETING
Date: Sep 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,384.98
source

Destination: 2002 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE/PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $7,213.68
source

Destination: AAR LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAK DURING LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 18, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $4,468.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $5,250.00
source

Destination: AAAE 2003 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND MEETINGS
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $685.75
source

Destination: ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS CONFERENCE PEBBLE BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON TRANSPORTATION ISSUES
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $7,119.00
source

Destination: AAAE 2004 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND MEETINGS
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,286.70
source

Destination: ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE LA JOLLA, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $4,316.20
source

Destination: KNOXVILLE, TN-PANAMA CITY, FL-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Tennessee Trucking Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THEIR ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Sep 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,122.26
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATING IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND MEETINGS
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $7,590.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV-KNOXVILLE, TN
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: May 28, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,875.82
source

Destination: SEATLE, WA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING TRAIN TRIP
Date: Jun 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $4,411.60
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Duncan

David Balloff
Scott Fischer
Matthew Lehigh
Joseph Robinson
Don 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.