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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

Sam Farr


Total cost of 31 office trips: $81,138.11


Trips by Sam Farr
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $59,427.34

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: MEET WITH EUROPEAN LEADERS DISCUSS ECONOMIC ISSUES
Date: Nov 27, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $10,244.62
source

Destination: MONTEREY - LA - MIAM - CAYMAN ISLANDS - MIAMI - DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,340.95
source

Destination: SELMA, MONTGOMERY ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $585.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: United Parcel Service of America Inc (UPS)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 29, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $622.00
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT
Date: May 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $9,479.17
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $4,997.10
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,029.00
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,724.00
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Urbanists International
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: POTOMAC, MD
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL GROUP DISCUSSIONS
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $636.00
source

Destination: MONTEREY-PALM SPRINGS-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: MEET WITH CA GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS CALIFORNIA'S FUTURE
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,285.69
source

Destination: SANTA BARBARA, CA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: TO REFLECT ON THE WORK OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THE PRESSURES OF THE JOB
Date: Jan 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $723.00
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA - GREAT EXUMA ISLAND, BAHAMAS - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-BRAZIL RELATIONS
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $8,035.73
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: MEMBERS OF THE CBC, CHC, AND CAPAC MET TO DISCUSS MINORITY HEALTH ISSUES
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $436.74
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,903.34
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sam Farr

Pamela Barry
Rachel Dann
Rochelle Dornatt
Moira Hess
Troy Phillips
Edward Steiner
Ann Vaughan



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.