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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

Donna Christian-Christensen


Total cost of 37 office trips: $61,441.35


Trips by Donna Christian-Christensen
Total cost of congressperson's 33 trips: $56,185.95

Destination: HARTFORD CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: Amistad America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,300.92
source

Destination: MIAMI-HAITI-STX
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO HAITI
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $3,155.34
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003 AT THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: 2003 CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,826.00
source

Destination: DOMINICAN AMERICAN NATIONAL ROUNDTABLE
Sponsor: TO ENHANCE TIES BETWEEN THE U.S. AND DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Purpose:
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,022.97
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion and Public Health Education
Purpose: 2003 RECIPIENT OF CBC/ASTOHPPHE ADVOCACY AWARD
Date: May 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $935.00
source

Destination: LGA (NY)
Sponsor: NATIONAL BLACK LEADERSHIP COMMISSION ON AIDS
Purpose: HIV AIDS MEETING
Date: Jun 11, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $609.84
source

Destination: LGA (NY)
Sponsor: ST GEORGES UNIVERSITY
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT COMMENCEMENT EXERCISE
Date: Jun 16, 2003
Expense: $279.35
source

Destination: LGA (NY)
Sponsor: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Purpose: MEETING WITH JOHN LAROSA, PRESIDENT OF THE MEDICAL CENTER
Date: Jun 23, 2003
Expense: $81.50
source

Destination: PITTSBURG
Sponsor: National Urban League
Purpose: 2003 DLC NATIONAL CONVERSATION
Date: Jul 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,131.20
source

Destination: PHL
Sponsor: Association of Black Cardiologists Inc
Purpose: ADVISORY BOARD MEETING: CENTER FOR WOMENS HEALTH
Date: Aug 3, 2003
Expense: $348.90
source

Destination: DCA-PHL - STT-STX
Sponsor: PARTNERSHIP FOR SIGHT
Purpose: 107TH ANNUAL NMA CONVENTION & SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY
Date: Aug 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,886.13
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: 2003 CONGRESSIONAL TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,189.21
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC, ATLANTA, ST. THOMAS
Sponsor: Morehouse School of Medicine
Purpose: CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Oct 30, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $942.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC, BAHAMAS, ST. CROIX
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Destination: STX-PR
Sponsor: Pfizer Inc
Purpose: CARIBBEAN SUMMIT MEETING ON HIV/AIDS
Date: Jan 30, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,532.39
source

Destination: DCA TO MIA TO SANTO DOMINGO/ SANTO DOMINGO TO SJU TO ST. CROIX
Sponsor: MULTI CULTURAL CARIBBEAN UNITED AGAINST HIV & AIDS
Purpose: HIV/AIDS CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,074.10
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Medical Herald
Purpose: URBAN DIABETES LEADERSHIP FORUM
Date: Apr 1, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $476.84
source

Destination: NEW YORK TO WEST PALM BEACH TO ST. CROIX
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: PANELIST: ACCESS TO MEDICINE
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,914.95
source

Destination: BRAZIL
Sponsor: Brazil-US Business Council
Purpose: CBCF TRIP TO BRAZIL
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $11,718.14
source

Destination: DCA TO CHATTANOOGA, TN/ CHATTANOOGA TO ST. THOMAS
Sponsor: WOMENS MISSIONARY SOCIETY
Purpose: AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH SUMMIT ON WOMEN'S HEALTH
Date: Apr 23, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,733.81
source

Destination: NEW YORK TO NORFOLK/ NORFOLK TO WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: NORFOLK SPORTS CLUB
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT GUEST SPEAKER
Date: May 7, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $817.70
source

Destination: NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Duke University
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: COMMUNITY LEGACY AWARD
Date: May 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $533.47
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE ON RACIAL AND ETHNIC HEALTH DISPARITIES
Date: May 18, 2004
Expense: $394.70
source

Destination: ST. CROIX TO MIAMI/ MIAMI TO ST. THOMAS
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: MEETING OF THE CARIBBEAN TRADE MINISTERS
Date: May 24, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,166.70
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: TRI CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,186.73
source

Destination: GREENSBORO
Sponsor: Winston Salem State University
Purpose: NATIONAL CONFERENCE TO END HEALTH DISPARITIES
Date: Sep 28, 2004
Expense: $233.70
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES 2005 CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $8,161.97
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,520.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO MARYLAND
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY RETREAT
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source

Destination: DENMARK
Sponsor: AFRICAN CARIBBEAN REPARATIONS AND RESETTLEMENT ALLIANCE (ACREA)
Purpose: FOSTER A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN DENMARK AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $747.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-ATLANTA-CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: California Black Health Network Inc
Purpose: CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Apr 21, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $710.30
source

Destination: CALIFORNIA-NORTH CAROLINA-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Wake Forest University
Purpose: GRADUATION KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $415.69
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Donna Christian-Christensen

Brian Modeste
Monique Watson
Britt Weinstock



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.