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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

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  • 12.08.14

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  • 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

Kay Granger


Total cost of 27 office trips: $127,188.76


Trips by Kay Granger
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $34,926.93

Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: Texas Governor's Commission for Women
Purpose: TX WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME AWARDS CEREMONY
Date: Mar 4, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $618.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS AND BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE
Purpose: SPEECH AT THEIR ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,704.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: DALLAS/FT. WORTH - ROME, ITALY - DALLAS/FT. WORTH
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,400.00
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,876.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ISTANBUL, TURKEY TO DFW
Sponsor: ITKIB Association USA
Purpose: INAUGURAL VISIT BY TURKISH CAUCUS
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $14,367.00
source

Destination: KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON, NAPA VALLEY, CA., MONTEREY, CA.
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,186.18
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,914.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BC
Sponsor: RADIO SHACK PAID FOR THE AIRFARE. THE MEMBER PERSONALLY COVERED ALL OTHER EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRIP
Purpose: TO VIEW, AND DO FACT-FINDING, ON A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN VANCOUVER THAT IS SIMILAR TO A DEVELOPING PROJECT IN FORTH WORTH
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,680.25
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: ATTEND ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROAD LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,181.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Kay Granger

Nora Bomar
Christina Clayton
Robert Head
Johnnie Kaberle
Barrett Karr
Joe O'rourke



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.