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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

Christopher Dodd


Total cost of 35 office trips: $68,579.77


Trips by Christopher Dodd
Total cost of congressperson's 19 trips: $47,596.32

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE - CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT BOARD OF TRADE AND MERCANTILE EXCHANGE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 19, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $2,057.05
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida International University
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT JOURNALISTS AND EDITORS WORKSHOP ON LATIN AMERICA
Date: Apr 22, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $561.76
source

Destination: HAMILTON, BERMUDA
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL FISCAL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT INTERNATIONAL FISCAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,313.80
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: CLOVER CLUB
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE CLOVER CLUB'S ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY GATHERING (DINNER)
Date: Mar 11, 2000
Expense: $104.50
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION GOVERNMENT RELATIONS SPRING LEGISLATIVE MEETING
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,746.50
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL LOS ANGELES
Purpose: TO GIVE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY - LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL
Date: May 13, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,604.63
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: Bilderberg Group
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT THE BILDERBERG CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $763.00
source

Destination: MADRID, SPAIN
Sponsor: US Spain Council Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AND SPEAK AT COUNCIL MEETING - CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 3, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,350.02
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: OPERATION SAIL 2000
Purpose: TO ATTEND OPERATION SAIL 2000 - PARADE OF TALL SHIPS IN NEW YORK HARBOR
Date: Jul 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,799.55
source

Destination: NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: OPERATION SAIL 2000
Purpose: TO ATTEND OPERATION SAIL, 2000, CONNECTICUT OPENING DAY CEREMONIES IN NEW LONDON HARBOR
Date: Jul 11, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $550.50
source

Destination: DUNDALK, BELFAST, DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND
Sponsor: IRISH AMERICAN UNITY CONFERENCE
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH MEMBERS OF NATIONALIST, UNIONIST COMMUNITY LEADERS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN NORTHERN IRELAND
Date: Aug 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,127.10
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
Sponsor: University of Louisville
Purpose: TO ADDRESS STUDENTS AT MC CONNELL CENTER FOR POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AT UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
Date: Nov 12, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $761.42
source

Destination: VALENCIA, SPAIN
Sponsor: US Spain Council Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AND SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING OF U.S. SPAIN COUNCIL
Date: Nov 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $8,561.72
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $6,038.56
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE - CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $5,085.55
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Hibernian Society of Charleston
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT HIBERNIAN SOCIETY BANQUET
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,210.00
source

Destination: FARGO - GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA
Sponsor: University of North Dakota
Purpose: TO GIVE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA GRADUATION CEREMONY
Date: May 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,710.50
source

Destination: EAST HADDAM, CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: MOHEGAN TRIBE
Purpose: CO-CHAIR AND PARTICIPANT IN CELEBRITY PLAYERS CLASSIC CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSORED BY THE MOHEGAN TRIBE
Date: Sep 6, 2002
Expense: $300.00
source

Destination: CORAL GABLES, FL
Sponsor: United States-Spain Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE US SPAIN COUNCIL
Date: Feb 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,950.16
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Christopher Dodd

Ben Berwick
Sheryl Cohen
Sheila Duffy
Marvin Fast
James Fenton
Kennie Gill
Karin Heitert
Julius Horwish
Shawn Maher
Mary Ellen Mcguire
Robert Zarnetske



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.