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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

Norman Dicks


Total cost of 24 office trips: $80,944.74


Trips by Norman Dicks
Total cost of congressperson's 17 trips: $71,147.73

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $6,171.20
source

Destination:
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: TO ADDRESS ANNUAL AEL-CIO MARITIME TRADES CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 8, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,644.90
source

Destination: DC-PANAMA CITY, PANAMA-SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: STEVEDORING SERVICES OF AMERICA
Purpose: SECURITY CONCERNS OF CANAL AREA, REVERTED LAND FROM U.S. MILITARY-PORT DEVELOPMENT
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $2,603.10
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $6,913.36
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Council on Foreign Relations
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT A CFR PANEL EVENT ON "BUSH'S DEFENSE POLICY PROPOSAL"
Date: May 13, 2002
Expense: $335.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: LEADERSHIP SUMMIT FOR DIALOGUE BETWEEN BUSINESS LEADERS & GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS WAYS TO STIMULATE U.S. ECONOMY
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,657.05
source

Destination: SEATTLE-LOS ANGELES-DC
Sponsor: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON GLOBAL HAWK, EA6B, B2 AND FIRE SCOUT PROGRAMS
Date: Nov 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $702.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,035.45
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMITT DIALOGUE BETWEEN BUSINESS LEADERS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $4,889.90
source

Destination: LA
Sponsor: Boeing Co
Purpose: BRIEFING AND TOUR OF C-17 AIRCRAFT AND AIRCRAFT PROTECTION SYSTEM. TOUR OF AF SATELLITE PRODUCTION FACILITIES
Date: Apr 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,117.33
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Purpose: PALMDALE, CA FOR BRIEFINGS ON B-2 PROGRAM, GLOBAL HAWK E10 PROGRAM-SPACE PARK-EL SEGUNDO FOR BRIEFINGS ON CLASSIFIED PROGRAMS
Date: Nov 10, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,234.65
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA-MANZANILLO, MEXICO-PANAMA CITY, PANAMA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: SSA MARINE INC
Purpose: TO OBSERVE OPERATIONS & EFFICIENCIES OF SSA, MARINE, INC MARINE & RAIL TERMINALS IN OVERSEAS PORTS. SSA MARINE RESPONSIBLE FOR OPERATION OF PORTS OF TACOMA & PORT ANGELES. BRIEFINGS PROVIDED SSA OFFICIALS EMPHASIZED DIFFERENT PERSONNEL & INFRASTRUCTURE R
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,390.73
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $6,925.68
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Raydon Corporation
Purpose: TO VISIT THE ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY CONFERENCE TO VIEW CONVOY TRAINEES, UP-ARMORED HMMWV TRAINERS, TABLETOP TRAINER & VIRTUAL SOLDIER AND TRAINERS FOR THE ABRAMS & BRADLEY FIGHTING VEHICLES
Date: Feb 17, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $985.41
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA - LAS VEGAS, NV - DC
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER TO EXECUTIVE BOARD TO PROVIDE INSIGHT ON THE LEGISLATIVE ISSUES OF CONCERN TO THE AMERICAN MARITIME INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $755.87
source

Destination: NYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY RETREAT
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $17,382.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Norman Dicks

Kurt Beckett
Alyson Daly
Andrew Hunter
Colin Sheldon
Lesley Turner



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.