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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.

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Office of

Thomas Petri


Total cost of 37 office trips: $49,039.34


Trips by Thomas Petri
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $19,303.95

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAK TO LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,078.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Associated General Contractors and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK TO LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 23, 2000
Expense: $748.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Public Transportation Association
Purpose: ATTEND APTA CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 2, 2001
Expense: $300.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Sponsor: Century Business Services Inc
Purpose: SPEAK AT SEMINAR WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS AND PRIVATE SECTOR ON FEDERAL HIGHWAY FUNDING AND REAUTHORIZATION OF TEA 21
Date: Apr 22, 2002
Expense: $321.00
source

Destination: COOPERSTOWN, NY
Sponsor: Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL RAILROAD ISSUES
Date: Jul 12, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,001.00
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: University of Utah
Purpose: SPEAK AT POLITICAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $539.78
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA.
Sponsor: Associated General Contractors and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ABOUT TEA 21 REAUTHORIZATION
Date: Feb 8, 2003
Expense: $391.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO LAJOLLA, CA TO DENVER, CO
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: AAR'S LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,027.63
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Bicycle Leadership Conference
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,286.33
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-JACKSONVILLE, FLA.-MILWAUKEE, WI
Sponsor: Railway Supply Institute
Purpose: TO ADDRESS RSI CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 14, 2004
Expense: $839.00
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $8,343.66
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ON KID'S ACCOUNTS-A PLATFORM FOR FINANCIAL SECURITY
Date: Dec 3, 2004
Expense: $342.95
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: French-Ameriocan Foundation
Purpose: U.S. - FRENCH CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $2,085.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thomas Petri

Tom Adair
David Anderson
Katie Birschbach
Debra Gebhardt
Sue Kerkman-Jung
Richard Markowitz
Patrick Mullane
Paul Trempe



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.