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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

Jim Mcdermott


Total cost of 105 office trips: $308,218.80


Trips by Jim Mcdermott
Total cost of congressperson's 42 trips: $155,230.56

Destination: BADEN-BADEN, GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: U.S.-GERMAN ROUNDTABLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Date: Jan 12, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $7,916.59
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Sponsor: MASS-CARE
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT A DINNER ON "THE NEED AND TIME FOR SINGLE PRAYER HEALTH CARE"
Date: Jan 29, 2000
Expense: $117.96
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,161.30
source

Destination: IAD-SJC-SEA
Sponsor: Federation of Kerala Associations in North America Inc
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE FOKANA 2000 CONVENTION
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,429.62
source

Destination: NIGERIA, ANGOLA, SOUTH AFRICA, SWAZILAND, BOTSWANA
Sponsor: FK Consulting Inc
Purpose: HIV/AIDS FACT FINDING MISSION - CONGRESSIONAL TASK FORCE ON INTERNATIONAL HIV/AIDS
Date: Jul 28, 2000 (14 days)
Expense: $10,021.00
source

Destination: ORD
Sponsor: University of Illinois
Purpose: ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR, REUNION WEEKEND 2000 GALA
Date: Sep 15, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,371.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: INDIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (ILLINOIS) USA
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 11, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $0.00
source

Destination: DELHI, HYDERABAD, BANGALORE, COCHIN
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: CII PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (12 days)
Expense: $17,735.54
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Northern California
Purpose: TO ATTEND INDIA REPUBLIC DAY EVENTS AND TO BRIEF THE BAY AREA INDIAN -AMERICAN COMMUNITY ABOUT ACTIVITIES OF THE CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUS ON INDIA AND INDIAN-AMERICANS
Date: Jan 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $465.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY AND WHITE PLAINS, NY
Sponsor: Digital Partners Foundation
Purpose: LUNCHEON & DINNER - TO SUPPORT AN INITIATIVE LED BY A WASHINGTON-STATEBASED ANTI-POVERTY NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION
Date: Mar 23, 2001
Expense: $136.00
source

Destination: NEW DELHI, INDIA
Sponsor: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Purpose: FACT FINDING CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 25, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $9,959.50
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: University of Illinois
Purpose: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE CONVOCATION SPEECH
Date: May 4, 2001
Expense: $0.00
source

Destination: SAN RAMON, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
Purpose: AM ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS OF INDIAN ORIGIN ANNUAL MEETING (SPCH)
Date: May 19, 2001
Expense: $566.50
source

Destination: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Sponsor: Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: 2001 GREATER SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL STUDY MISSION
Date: May 25, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $4,050.00
source

Destination: FREMONT, CA
Sponsor: INDO-AMERICAN KASHMIR FORUM
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jun 9, 2001
Expense: $382.50
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN
Sponsor: George Washington University
Purpose: 26TH US-JAPAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $5,685.31
source

Destination: DHAKA, BANGLADESH
Sponsor: BANGLADESH ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE & BANGLADESH GARMENT MANUFACTURERS & EXPORTERS ASSN
Purpose: PROMOTE BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH AND THE UNITED STATES
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,490.76
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: JOHN F. KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT/THE COMMONWEALTH FUND BIPARTISAN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,302.84
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sponsor: Bain Capital
Purpose: PRESS CONFERENCE, DINNER & CEREMONY, INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION, "CHAMPIONS FOR CHILDREN"
Date: Feb 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,454.54
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY; LIECHTENSTEIN AND LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: US-GERMAN ROUNDTABLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $8,433.00
source

Destination: SHANGHAI, NANJING, & BEIJING; CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 30, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $11,963.20
source

Destination: AMMAN, JORDAN; BAGHDAD & BASRA, IRAQ
Sponsor: Life for Relief and Development
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Sep 25, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $5,510.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: IMDI CONGRESSIONAL VISITS TO SINGAPORE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 18, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $5,493.80
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Purpose: SPEECH, SEIU EXECUTIVE BOARD
Date: Jan 24, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $794.00
source

Destination: HOLLYWOOD, FL
Sponsor: Americans for Democratic Action
Purpose: AFL-CIO EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
Date: Feb 24, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $437.43
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Purpose: TO VIEW THE SCREENING OF "THE DAY MY GOD DIED" AND PARTICIPATE IN A DISCUSSION ON THE CHILD SEX SLAVE TRADE AND THE RAMIFICATION OF THIS TRADE ON THE SPREAD OF AIDS
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $608.00
source

Destination: PORT-AU-PRINCE & CANGE, HAITI
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND WORKSHOP ON TREATING AIDS IN RESOURCE-POOR SETTINGS
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,556.45
source

Destination: DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, HANOVER, NH
Sponsor: Dartmouth College
Purpose: FOR PUBLIC LECTURE ENTITLED "THE TRUE COSTS OF WAR IN IRAQ" AND TO MEET WITH DARTMOUTH COLLEGE STUDENTS TO DISCUSS RECENT LEGISLATION
Date: Apr 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $819.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Americans for Democratic Action
Purpose: MEETING WITH UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS AND ADA MEMBERS
Date: Apr 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $178.50
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association
Purpose: GUEST OF HONOR/RMKS AT THEIR PAC RECP/DINNER
Date: May 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $3,053.00
source

Destination: FRESNO, CA
Sponsor: California Democratic Council
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $524.70
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Veterans for Peace
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $551.00
source

Destination: SOUTH AFRICA
Sponsor: ESKOM, FOUNDATION FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, THE PRESIDENT'S CUP
Purpose: HIV/AIDS MANAGEMENT COURSE
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (23 days)
Expense: $2,533.16
source

Destination: BURLINGTON, VERMONT
Sponsor: Americans for Democratic Action
Purpose: NATIONAL BOARD MEETING
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $827.00
source

Destination: SEOUL, KOREA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: FAMILIARIZATION TRIP TO KOREA, DMZ
Date: Nov 29, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $9,340.60
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN
Sponsor: George Washington University
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE WITH JAPANESE DIET MEMBERS TO DISCUSS MUTUAL NATIONAL ISSUES
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $857.56
source

Destination: JIM MCDERMOTT-IAD-FRA-DEL-FRA-ORD-SEA THERESE HANSEN-VCE-CDG-DEL-FRA-ORD-SEA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 25, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $12,095.86
source

Destination: SEA-EAT
Sponsor: COUNCIL OF UNION AND STUDENT PROGRAMS, HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 30, 2004
Expense: $132.00
source

Destination: PDX
Sponsor: PUNKVOTER.COM
Purpose: INVITED SPEAKER
Date: Sep 17, 2004
Expense: $327.20
source

Destination: IAD-SLC-DCA
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: SPOKE AT TPN'S SPRING MEETING-DISCUSSION ON STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION
Date: May 14, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,864.38
source

Destination: HNL
Sponsor: Americans for Democratic Action
Purpose: VISIT WITH THE LOCAL ADA CHAPTER, PUBLIC TV & RADIO APPEARANCES DISCUSSING HEALTH CARE
Date: Jun 2, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,562.38
source

Destination: TLV
Sponsor: Israel Policy Forum
Purpose: FACT-FINDING STUDY MISSION TO ISRAEL, PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY & JORDAN
Date: Aug 28, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $10,522.38
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Mcdermott

Tere Beach
Ashley Bollinger
Christopher Dumm
Sean Hughes
Ken Kadlee
Jesse Kerns
Eric Lutz
Rory O'sullivan
Rita Patricia Patel
Peter Rubin
Casey Sixkiller
Beverly Swain
Jayme White
Charles Williams



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.