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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.

Back to The Data

Office of

Larry Combest


Total cost of 219 office trips: $228,448.05


Trips by Larry Combest
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $14,134.58

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $482.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: Cotton Warehouse Association of America
Purpose: ADDRESS THEIR ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jun 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $822.59
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: TALK ABOUT FARM LEGISLATION
Date: Aug 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,929.37
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American Horse Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Oct 26, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,121.42
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO 2001 ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Dec 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $602.02
source

Destination: DENVER, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: SPEAK TO NCC ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $4,042.18
source

Destination: FT. WORTH, TX
Sponsor: Texas Independent Ginners Association
Purpose: ADDRESS GENERAL SESSION AND PRESIDENT'S DINNER
Date: Mar 11, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,058.62
source

Destination: TAMPA, FL
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: ADDRESS NATIONAL MEETING ON AGRICULTURE ISSUES
Date: Feb 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $3,076.38
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Larry Combest

Andy Baker
Shanna Brown
Chip Carley
Christy Cromley
Christopher D'arcy
Bryan Daniel
Dawn Deberry
Dave Ebersole
Kathleen Elder
Danelle Farmer
Ryan Flynn
Claire Folbre
Lynn Gallagher
Brent Gattis
John Goldberg
Jeff Harrison
Stephen Haterius
Virginia Haterius
John Haugen
Ryan Henry
Vernie Hubert
Craig Jagger
Andrew Johnson
Lance Kotschwar
Kevin Kramp
Rob Lehman
Alan Mackey
Sarah Matz
Russell Middleton
Hunter Moorhead
William O'conner
Ryan O'neal
Elizabeth Parker
John Riley
Kathryn Scott
Tom Sell
Christy Seyfert
Anne Simmons
Pelhan Straughn
David Tenny
Dave Terry
Richard Thomson
Jason Vaillancourt
Walter Vinson
Ryan Weston
Keith Williams
Greg Zerzan



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.