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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.

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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

    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.

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Office of

Harold Ford


Total cost of 79 office trips: $78,723.23


Trips by Harold Ford
Total cost of congressperson's 68 trips: $69,612.25

Destination: MEMPHIS-ORLANDO-NASHVILLE
Sponsor: NOVAGRADIC & COMPANY
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jan 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,341.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-KNOVILLE
Sponsor: Dr Martin Luther King Jr Commemoration Commission of Greater Knoxville Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $593.00
source

Destination: DC-NASHVILLE
Sponsor: WALKER & ASSOCIATES-MCEDUCATOR PRESS CONFERENCE
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Feb 10, 2000
Expense: $266.50
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-NASHVILLE-NEW YORK
Sponsor: A Phillip Randolph Insitute
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $735.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: Warren Memorial United Methodist Church
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Mar 11, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $450.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-SOUTH BEND, IN-COLUMBIA, SC
Sponsor: University of Notre Dame
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Apr 8, 2000
Expense: $944.00
source

Destination: KNOXVILLE-NEW YORK-DC
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TOWN HALL MEETING-SPEAKER
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,051.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-ORLANDO-DC
Sponsor: Tennessee Malt Beverage Association
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jul 9, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,127.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jul 23, 2000
Expense: $187.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO-NY-DC
Sponsor: National Urban League
Purpose: SPEAKING-TOWN HALL MEETING
Date: Jul 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,094.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Tennessee Black Health Care Commission
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Aug 25, 2000
Expense: $563.00
source

Destination: DENVER
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,203.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE & AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Sep 29, 2000
Expense: $142.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO-NASHVILLE-DC
Sponsor: Meharry Medical College
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Oct 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $524.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-MIAMI-DC
Sponsor: Pegasus Airwave
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Dec 2, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,978.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-ORLANDO-NASHVILLE
Sponsor: NOVAGRADIC & COMPANY
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jan 5, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,393.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-BOSTON-MIAMI
Sponsor: African-American Student Union Harvard Business School
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Feb 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,443.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-LAS VEGAS-NASHVILLE
Sponsor: University of Nevada
Purpose: SPEAKING-NATIONAL TRIO PROGRAM
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $772.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-ORLANDO-MIAMI
Sponsor: Association of Black Cardiologists Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Mar 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $755.75
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL-DETROIT-DC
Sponsor: University of Michigan
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Mar 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,158.50
source

Destination: DC-INDIANAPOLIS-MEMPHIS
Sponsor: First Baptist Church of Indianapolis
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Apr 1, 2001
Expense: $842.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $976.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Dance Theatre of Harlem
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: May 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $910.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-NASHVILLE-PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Black Enterprise Unlimited
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: May 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,087.25
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: TELEVISION APPEARANCE-SPEAKING
Date: May 25, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $2,514.50
source

Destination: KNOXVILLE-MEMPHIS
Sponsor: 100 Black Men of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jun 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $616.09
source

Destination: MIAMI-CHICAGO-DC
Sponsor: Chicago Stock Exchange
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jun 8, 2001
Expense: $643.00
source

Destination: DETROIT
Sponsor: NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jun 15, 2001
Expense: $429.25
source

Destination: DC-MINNEAPOLIS-MEMPHIS
Sponsor: Points of Light Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jun 29, 2001
Expense: $756.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: SPEAKING-AWARD RECIPIENT
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $633.99
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: NAPIER-LOOBY BAR FOUNDATION INC
Purpose: SPEAKER
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $450.00
source

Destination: DETROIT-BOSTON-NEW YORK
Sponsor: MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $896.50
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Purpose: SPEAKER
Date: Jun 6, 2002
Expense: $300.00
source

Destination: MARTHA'S VINEYARD
Sponsor: THE PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jun 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,337.80
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-AUSTIN-DC
Sponsor: Dell Computer Corporation
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jul 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,170.85
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-ATLANTA-DC
Sponsor: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Purpose: SPEAKER
Date: Jul 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $753.50
source

Destination: KNOXVILLE
Sponsor: Austin East High School
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Aug 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $996.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS, TN-PHILADELPHIA, PA-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: University of Pennsylvania
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Expense: $860.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY-ST. THOMAS, VI-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: SPARKS COMPANIES
Purpose: SPEAK TO SPARCO MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVES AND EMPLOYEES REGARDING CONGRESSIONAL AGENDA
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,900.61
source

Destination: MEMPHIS, TN-DETROIT, MI-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: University of Michigan
Purpose: SPEECH TO GRADUATING CLASS ON NATIONAL PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA
Date: Apr 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,090.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-KNOXVILLE, TN-ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: University of Tennessee
Purpose: PUBLIC POLICY SPEECH TO GRADUATING CLASS
Date: May 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $227.87
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL-NEW YORK, NY-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: New York University
Purpose: SPEECH TO GRADUATING CLASS ON NATIONAL POLICY AGENDA
Date: May 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $815.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Meharry Medical College
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: May 17, 2003
Expense: $644.00
source

Destination: DC-CHICAGO-MEMPHIS
Sponsor: Williams Capital Group
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jul 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,366.30
source

Destination: DC-NEW ORLEANS-MEMPHIS
Sponsor: National Bar Association Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,105.50
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL-DESTIN, FL-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Tennessee Trucking Association
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Sep 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,682.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-DETROIT-KNOXVILLE
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,017.50
source

Destination: MILWAUKEE
Sponsor: National Urban League
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Oct 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $846.45
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Oct 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,413.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-ATLANTA-MIAMI
Sponsor: University of Georgia
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $248.50
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Tennessee Bar Association
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jan 17, 2004
Expense: $639.20
source

Destination: BOSTON-NEW YORK
Sponsor: Credit Suisse First Boston
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jan 26, 2004
Expense: $669.22
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-NASHVILLE-DC
Sponsor: Tennessee Association for Home Care
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Apr 20, 2004
Expense: $680.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-BIRMINGHAM, AL-MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: University of Alabama
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: May 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,094.34
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-KNOXVILLE, TN-MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: Austin East High School
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: May 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $878.62
source

Destination: NASHVILLE-MIAMI
Sponsor: FDX Corporation
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 1, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,899.52
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Tennessee Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Oct 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $339.60
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PHILADELPHIA, PA-NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: University of Pennsylvania
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Nov 12, 2004
Expense: $432.11
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Nov 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $365.20
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL-TAMPA, FL-NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Outback Steakhouse Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING EVENT
Date: Jan 16, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $104.16
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY-KNOXVILLE, TN-MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: AKA 73RD SOUTH EASTERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE-HOTEL UNIVERSITY OF TN BLACK LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION-FLIGHT
Purpose: UT: JULIAN BLACKSHOW SCHOLARSHIP GALA SPEAKER AKA: UNDERGRADUATE LUNCHEON SPEAKER
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,136.30
source

Destination: BALTIMORE-NASHVILLE, TN-NY, NY
Sponsor: Wilson County Civic League
Purpose: ANNUAL BANQUET GUEST SPEAKER
Date: Apr 16, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $756.90
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: 100 Black Men of America and affiliates
Purpose: 14TH ANNUAL DINNER GALA SPEAKER
Date: Apr 23, 2005
Expense: $179.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS TN-DESTIN FL-NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: MEMPHIS BAR ASSOCIATION
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,181.86
source

Destination: KNOXVILLE, TN
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING EVENT: FREEDOM FUND DINNER
Date: Jun 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $517.60
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-VAIL, CO
Sponsor: Alliance for School Choice
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Aug 4, 2005
Expense: $1,489.81
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN-BENTONVILLE, AR-CHATTANOOGA, TN
Sponsor: Wal-Mart
Purpose: WAL-MART BUSINESS LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES
Date: Aug 23, 2005
Expense: $5,467.50
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: TN BLACK HEALTH CARE COMMISSION/TN DEPT OF HEALTH
Purpose: ANNUAL HEALTH SUMMIT OF MINORITY COMMUNITIES LUNCHEON SPEAKER
Date: Aug 26, 2005
Expense: $529.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Harold Ford

Anthony Coley
Henry Dixon
Seth Hanlon
Luke Iglehart
Scott Keefer
Danielle Mitchell
Daraka Satcher
Robert Sepucha
Zac Wright



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.