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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

Orrin Hatch


Total cost of 152 office trips: $258,251.68


Trips by Orrin Hatch
Total cost of congressperson's 33 trips: $36,466.87

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: California Republican Party
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH
Date: Feb 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $350.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: College of William and Mary
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH
Date: May 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,606.35
source

Destination: MILWAUKEE, WI
Sponsor: American Legion
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH
Date: Sep 4, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,282.77
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: SPEECH/PARTICIPATION IN ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,380.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: THE NEVADA CHAPTER OF THE FEDERAL BAR
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH
Date: Feb 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $715.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: HILDE GERST POLITICAL ROUNDTABLE
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN POLITICAL ROUNDTABLE
Date: Mar 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $679.50
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $550.00
source

Destination: MONROE, NC
Sponsor: Wingate University
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,251.50
source

Destination: LAMONI, IA
Sponsor: Graceland University
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,083.38
source

Destination: ALBANY, NY
Sponsor: MORTON'S RESTAURANT GROUP INC
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $394.10
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT BUYERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 7, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: California Utah Women
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,286.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN FORUM (4 DAY EVENT)
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,711.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL WAREHOUSE LOGISTICS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $164.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RECORDING MERCHANDISERS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $683.08
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Basic Books
Purpose: BOOK EXPO CONVENTION - SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 4, 2002
Expense: $153.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Pfizer Inc
Purpose: PFIZER MEDICAL FUTURES FORUM - SPEECH
Date: Oct 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $569.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $496.95
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, AL
Sponsor: University of Alabama
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOOL OF LAW
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $945.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: TEXAS GENERAL COUNSEL
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,535.81
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TX TO HOUSTON, TX, WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: University of Houston
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,055.12
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO TULSA, OK TO SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sponsor: Wiltel Communications
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 9, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,107.50
source

Destination: EVANSVILLE, IN TO MCLEANSBORO, IL
Sponsor: Utah Jazz
Purpose: ATTEND MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MRS. BOBBYE SLOAN (WIFE OF JERRY SLOAN - A HEAD COACH OF THE UTAH JAZZ)
Date: Jun 26, 2003
Expense: $693.30
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: NATIONAL NUTRITIONAL FOODS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,356.50
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UT TO HOUSTON, TX TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Huntsman Corporation
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT (ACCOMPANIED BY MRS. HATCH)
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $4,013.40
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT GAPONC COMPANY CEO ROUNDTABLE AND RETREAT
Date: Feb 23, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,078.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sponsor: Leucadia National Corporation
Purpose: SPEECH TO LEUCADIA CORPORATION EXECUTIVES. SPEECH WAS ON APRIL 2, BUT SENATOR HATCH STAYED UNTIL APRIL 5 (AT NO ADDITIONAL EXPENSE TO LEUCADIA) AND RETURNED TO WASHINGTON, D.C. WITH LEUCADIA. LEUCADIA'S PLANE WOULD HAVE RETURNED TO D.C. ON APRIL 5TH REGAR
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,041.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: RealNetworks Inc
Purpose: SPEECH AND MEET WITH EXECUTIVES OF REAL NETWORKS - REIMBURSEMENT IS FOR AIRFARE FOR MRS. HATCH WHO ACCOMPANIED SENATOR HATCH AND PARTICIPATED IN THIS TRIP
Date: Jun 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $606.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: SPEECH AND MEET WITH EXECUTIVES OF MICROSOFT CORPORATION AND REAL NETWORKS
Date: Jun 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,058.20
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FL
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2005 CONGRESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,682.73
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UT TO SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: PACKARD AND ASSOCIATES
Purpose: AIRFARE FOR MRS. HATCH TO ACCOMPANY SENATOR HATCH FOR SPEECH AT THE COMMEMORATION OF THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE U.S. MORMON BATTALION
Date: Feb 26, 2005
Expense: $553.40
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UT TO SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: THE LDS CHURCH
Purpose: SPEECH AT THE COMMEMORATION OF THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE U.S. MORMON BATTALION
Date: Feb 26, 2005
Expense: $553.40
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA TO SALT LAKE CITY AND ON TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Leucadia National Corporation
Purpose: SPEECH TO LEUCADIA EXECUTIVES IN SALT LAKE CITY (ACCOMPANIED BY MRS. HATCH)
Date: Feb 27, 2005
Expense: $1,579.58
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Orrin Hatch

Juliann Andreen
Bruce Artim
Shawn Bentley
David Best
Melanie Bowen
Jared Brown
Christopher Campbell
Susan Cobb
Kent Cook
Patricia Deloatche
Makan Delrahim
Robert Foreman
Tanya Green
Jace Johnson
David Jones
Garett Jones
Patricia Knight
Karen Lamontagne
Evan Liddiard
Paul Matulic
Lee Otis
Rita Redberg
Mathew Sandgren
Rebecca Seidel
Rebecca Shipp
Scott Simpson
Ryan Triplette



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.