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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

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  • 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

Nick Rahall


Total cost of 46 office trips: $81,727.59


Trips by Nick Rahall
Total cost of congressperson's 33 trips: $62,362.05

Destination: DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Arab American Institute
Purpose: TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Date: Jan 13, 2000
Expense: $843.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA GA
Sponsor: Southern Motor Carriers Rate Conference Inc
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL DINNER MEETING
Date: Jan 18, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $274.34
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL TO CHARLESTON, WV
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 4, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $739.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAK AT MEETING
Date: Feb 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,700.65
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Arab American Institute
Purpose: SPEAK AT RALLY
Date: Mar 10, 2000
Expense: $843.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: NAZIR HUSSAIN
Purpose: SPEECH TO SYRIAN ARAB ASSOCIATION, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $451.97
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO DOHA, QATAR, TO WASHINGTON DULLES
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $8,267.80
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 4, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,699.71
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (THE GREENBRIER HOTEL)
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 2, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,066.36
source

Destination: ABU DHABI, UAE TO DOHA, QATAR, TO LEBANON, CAIRO, EGYPT
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: SPEAK AT QATARI-AMERICAN CONFERENCE 4/9 AND FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 5, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,000.00
source

Destination: QATAR, LEBANON
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT TO WASHINGTON, DULLES
Sponsor: Egypt's International Economic Forum
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $700.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CSX'S BUSINESS CHALLENGE
Date: May 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $617.60
source

Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NCF'S PRIVACY RETREAT
Date: Jul 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $573.88
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 4, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $720.16
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $591.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CSX BUSINESS CHALLENGE PANEL
Date: May 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $405.80
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 30, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $938.80
source

Destination: IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO
Sponsor: GREATER YELLOWSTONE COALITION AND NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,220.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 13, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $671.35
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA TO WASHINGTON, DULLES
Sponsor: International Union of Operating Engineers
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 7, 2003
Expense: $155.46
source

Destination: DULLES TO DOHA, QATAR, AMMAN, TEL AVIV
Sponsor: ISLAMIC FREE MARKET INSTITUTE FOUNDATION, UNIVERSITY OF QATAR, AND QATAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: SPEAK
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $6,229.74
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, WV TO JACKSONVILLE, FL TO WASHINGTON DULLES
Sponsor: INDUSTRIAL MINERALS ASSOC. - NORTH AMERICA
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,342.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: SPEAK AT MEETING OF NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOC.
Date: Jul 31, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $723.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Arab American Institute
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 18, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $437.11
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Coolfont Foundation Inc
Purpose: SPEAK
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $350.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Swiss Foundation for World Affairs
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE PUBLIC COMMITTMENT OF THE GENEVA ACCORDS
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,354.25
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CSX CHALLENGE PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: May 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,040.30
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 29, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,044.80
source

Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL TO TUCSON, AZ
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $947.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO PARIS, FRANCE, STUGGART, GERMANY, LIECHTENSTEIN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN U.S.-FRENCH CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE AND U.S.-GERMAN ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $11,692.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: SPEECH-CSX BUSINESS CHALLENGE SESSION
Date: May 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,342.94
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: NATIONAL TANK TRUCK CARRIERS
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 4, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $236.73
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Nick Rahall

Vickie Bandy
Christine Gleichert
Kent Keyser
J Stevens Lanich
Thomas Lynch
Chadwick Wykle
Benjamin Zogby
James Zoia



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.