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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.

Back to The Data

Office of

Jim Jeffords


Total cost of 87 office trips: $120,271.82


Trips by Jim Jeffords
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $43,143.78

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: EDUCATIONAL FINANCE GROUP
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER ON HIGHER EDUCATION LENDING ISSUES
Date: Feb 4, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,101.03
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,214.00
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,465.60
source

Destination: LONG BEACH, CA
Sponsor: LONG BEACH EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP SEAMLESS EDUCATION
Purpose: TO ATTEND CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Jun 21, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,202.00
source

Destination: LAKE TAHOE, NV
Sponsor: Alliance of Western Milk Producers
Purpose: TO ATTEND DAIRY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $204.00
source

Destination: QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: GLOBE USA
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY AS WAYS OF REDUCING GAS EMISSIONS AND ADDRESSING GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $325.00
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Forum Club of the Palm Beaches Inc
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,354.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Transportation Research Board
Purpose: SPEECH TO TRANSPORTATION GROUP
Date: Oct 27, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,024.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Harlem Business Alliance
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT "PROFILES IN COURAGE" AWARDS DINNER
Date: Dec 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,334.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR ETHICAL CULTURE
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY
Date: Mar 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $681.17
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Purpose: TO ATTEND/SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING AND CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $895.28
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND JFK SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT/THE COMMONWEALTH FUND BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,382.90
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $8,168.50
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $5,341.80
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: TO ENCOURAGE GREATER TRADE WITH THE STATE OF VERMONT AND TO INVESTIGATE THE CURRENT POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC STATUS OF CUBA
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $2,450.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Jeffords

Kimberly Barnes-O'connor
Edward Barron
Kathleen Black
Geoffrey Brown
Ken Connolly
Toby Croll
Jo-Ellen Darcy
Diane Derby
Sean Donohue
Ryan Erenhouse
Scott Giles
Laurie Heim
Shannon Heyck-Williams
Mary Katherine Ishee
Sherry Kaiman
Justin King
William Kurtz
Andrew Meyer
Christopher Miller
Kim Monk
Catharine Ransom
Mary Frances Repko
Bryan Richardson
Arthur Rosenfeld
Susan Russ
Eric Silva
Jennifer Anne Smulson
Jeffrey Squires
Joshua Stahl
Erik Steavens
Alison Taylor
Cameron Taylor
Kevin Veller
Mitch Warren
Margaret Wetherald
Malcolm Woolf



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.