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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

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  • 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

    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

John Tanner


Total cost of 33 office trips: $97,606.88


Trips by John Tanner
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $56,165.02

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Winn-Dixie Stores
Purpose: MEET W/WINN DIXIE OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,243.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Restaurant Association
Purpose: SPEECH, VISIT TRADE SHOW, MEET W/ CONSTITUENTS
Date: May 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $4,666.00
source

Destination: DC-PHOENIX-MEMPHIS
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,239.50
source

Destination: TAMPA - HAVANNA
Sponsor: Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy
Purpose: FACT FINDING, EDUCATIONAL & PEOPLE TO PEOPLE
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,285.00
source

Destination: MIAMI - HAVANNA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: DISCUSS TRADE ISSUES W/ CUBA
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON CONSERVATION ISSUES
Date: Mar 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,458.00
source

Destination: DC - JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING - UNION CITY, TN
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: FORUM ON PAYDAY ADVANCE INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,964.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINAR ON POLICY
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,170.68
source

Destination: HOMESTEAD, VA
Sponsor: Cigar Association of America
Purpose: GIVE A SPEECH; MEET W/ INDUSTRY OFFICIALS
Date: Oct 2, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,650.19
source

Destination: MADAGASCAR-SOUTH AFRICA
Sponsor: Conservation International
Purpose: VIEW INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION PRACTICES & U.S. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (11 days)
Expense: $15,719.74
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEADERSHIP FORUM
Date: Jan 28, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,085.55
source

Destination: NAPA VALLEY
Sponsor: America's Trust Inc
Purpose: SEMINAR ON LEGISLATIVE ISSUES; PORT SECURITY, WINE INDUSTRY CONCERNS
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $13,125.34
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Tanner

Laura Becker
Randall Ford
Earnest Goule
Chad Jenkins
Philip Schuyler
Franklin Thompson
Vickie Walling



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.