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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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  • 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

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    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

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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.

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Office of

Calvin Dooley


Total cost of 65 office trips: $214,697.65


Trips by Calvin Dooley
Total cost of congressperson's 31 trips: $147,435.60

Destination: RANCHO MIRAGE, CA
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: SPEECH/CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,438.50
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMEN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,048.60
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,466.75
source

Destination: HYDE PARK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC RETREAT
Date: May 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $561.09
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: California Council for International Trade
Purpose: TRADE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $130.90
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,541.39
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: Food Marketing Institute
Purpose: MIDWINTER EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,816.03
source

Destination:
Sponsor: RADIOLOGY MAMMOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL, PHYSICIANS FOR PEA
Purpose: IMPROVE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY FOR WOMEN IN NICARAGUA FOCUSING ON EARLY DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER
Date: Feb 6, 2001 (11 days)
Expense: $1,202.60
source

Destination: NEMOCOLIN, PA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTERS TECH, ATFT, CAL 6+ WIRELESS, LEVEL 3, MICROSOFT, MP3 COM, PEGASUS, SAIC
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $616.03
source

Destination: MALAGA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING MEETING (PARTICIPATED IN SESSIONS)
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $8,164.00
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,931.86
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $11,453.36
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: California Council for International Trade
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $526.92
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE, PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,632.40
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT (PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS)
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,094.04
source

Destination: TUCSON, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING (PARTICIPATES IN MEETINGS)
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $612.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: CUBA
Date: Jul 26, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
source

Destination: BERLIN-STASBOURG-PARIS
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS & TRADE DISCUSSIONS
Date: Nov 15, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $15,801.00
source

Destination: IAD/LAX/AUCKLAND, WILLINGTON, CHRISTCHURCH, QUEENSTOWN, LAX I
Sponsor: United States - New Zealand Council
Purpose: TO GAIN BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF NZ CULTURE & HISTORY
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $17,524.00
source

Destination: ANNUAL BOARD MEETING/MEMBER PARTICIPATION
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,366.00
source

Destination: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: American Australian Education Leadership Association
Purpose: DIALOGUE-CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $9,453.18
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce
Purpose:
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,101.30
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: CCIT/NFTC (NATIONAL FOREIGN TRADE COUNCIL)
Purpose: SPEAKING ROLE - TRADE FORUM
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $194.96
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $5,034.28
source

Destination:
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: IDFA DAIRY FORUM
Date: Jan 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,876.96
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: National Oilseed Processors Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,744.64
source

Destination: MUNICH - LIECHTENSTEIN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: 7TH ANNUAL "US-GERMAN ROUNDTABLE"
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $15,900.00
source

Destination: SPOKE MARCH 5TH AND ATTENDED MORNING BREAKFAST
Sponsor: NATIONAL COFFEE ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $249.69
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: RETREAT AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $4,279.36
source

Destination: BRUSSELS AND GERMANY
Sponsor: CELI/TPN
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT/DISCUSSION OF TRANSATLANTIC POLICY ISSUES
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $13,238.00
source

Destination: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA HATTON LOVEJOY COURTROOM
Sponsor: University of Georgia
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 16, 2004
Expense: $295.26
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Calvin Dooley

Thomas Barletta
Michelle Bright
Lori Denham
William Hensley
Connie Lausten
Regina Mahony
Janet Nuzum
Lisa Quigley



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.