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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.

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

Gene Green


Total cost of 46 office trips: $198,956.30


Trips by Gene Green
Total cost of congressperson's 38 trips: $175,378.97

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM.
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $5,972.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH CARE FORUM
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,014.90
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $6,249.60
source

Destination: KIAWAH, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: EDUCATION TRIP TO LEARN & DISCUSS U.S. RAILROADS ISSUES
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,520.00
source

Destination: HEIDELBERG, GERMANY
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN E BUSINESS AND POLICY FORUM
Date: Nov 27, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $7,779.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONFERENCE ON HEALTH POLICY
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,012.19
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,069.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION ISSUES.
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,699.00
source

Destination: LANSDOWNE RESORT
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: SEMINAR ON ONLINE PRIVACY AND OTHER INTERNET ISSUE.
Date: Jul 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $573.88
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE AT CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,604.99
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,998.00
source

Destination: BERLIN AND LIECHTENSTEIN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: "U.S. - GERMAN ROUNDTABLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY" CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $17,299.50
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SERVE ON A CONGRESSIONAL PANEL
Date: Apr 5, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $4,072.84
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,644.95
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,801.50
source

Destination: COLOGNE & BONN, GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: "U.S. GERMAN ROUNDTABLE"
Date: Feb 17, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $14,660.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: THE GREENBRIER
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAKER AT NAB CONGRESSIONAL BREAKFAST
Date: Apr 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,945.19
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RAILROADS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $5,040.80
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT.
Date: May 26, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $9,059.20
source

Destination: HOUSTON-CHICAGO-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE NATIONAL CABLE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION'S 52ND ANNUAL CONVENTION AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION.
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $5,641.24
source

Destination: HOUSTON-ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,629.30
source

Destination: BROWNSVILLE, TX-MCALLEN, TX
Sponsor: University of Texas
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HISPANIC ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,030.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX - PUNTA MITA, MEXICO - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-MEXICO RELATIONS.
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,935.30
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $4,047.00
source

Destination: BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
Sponsor: International Longshoremen's Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERNATIONAL LONG SHOREMEN'S ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Feb 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $393.30
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MARITIME TRADES DEPARTMENT EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,505.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX - ATLANTA, GA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,718.80
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX - NEW ORLEANS, LA, HOUSTON, TX - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL CABLE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: May 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $4,724.57
source

Destination: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $8,131.80
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,178.40
source

Destination: PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY ON LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $5,829.20
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL JOHN F. KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT/THE COMMONWEALTH FUND BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $4,012.28
source

Destination: MORELIA, MEXICO
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE U.S.-MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $904.34
source

Destination: MORELIA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Instituto Tecnolgico Autnomo de Mxico
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE U.S.-MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,187.10
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY-BRUSSELS, BELGIUM-FRANKFURT, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF THE GERMAN BUNDESTAG, GERMAN GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES, AND EU AND NATO OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS THE US-GERMAN RELATIONSHIP
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,540.10
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTER'S ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Apr 16, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,367.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Gene Green

Lantie Ferguson
Marc Gonzales
Rhonda Jackson
Cindy Jimenez
Sharon Scribner
Patrick Wachele
Patrick Woehrle



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.