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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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Trips sponsored by

Alabama Farmers Federation


Total cost of 25 trips: $23,647.72


Traveler: Rick Dearborn (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: MONTGOMERY, AUBURN, AUTAUGAVILLE, TUSKEGEE, ALABAMA
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION TOUR
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $560.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Mercier (from the office of Tom Harkin)
Destination: MOBILE, AL
Purpose: SPEAK TO POULTRY PRODUCERS ABOUT FED. OF POLICY
Date: Aug 4, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $604.60
source

Traveler: Earl Hilliard (from the office of Earl Hilliard)
Destination: GEORGIA TO MOBILE, ALABAMA AND RETURN
Purpose: AWARD RECIPIENT
Date: Aug 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,085.00
source

Traveler: Mary Alice Tyson (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: SOUTHEAST AND CENTRAL ALABAMA
Purpose: TOUR OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FACILITIES AND FARM OPERATIONS
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $853.00
source

Traveler: Anne Cassity (from the office of Bob Riley)
Destination: VISITED AUBURN UNIV., COTTON FARMS, SOIL & TURF FARMS & AGRICULTURE FACILITIES.
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL TOUR OF SOUTHEAST, ALABAMA TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AGRICULTURAL ISSUES.
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $853.00
source

Traveler: Terry Everett (from the office of Terry Everett)
Destination: DOTHAN, AL TO MOBILE, AL TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL MEETING AND RECEIVE RECOGNITION & AWARD
Date: Dec 9, 2002
Expense: $3,608.00
source

Traveler: Barron Avery (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PENSACOLA, FL, ORANGE BCH., AL, CAMDEN, AL, MONTGOMERY, AL
Purpose: VISITING FARMS
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $905.49
source

Traveler: Juliet Hettinger (from the office of Robert Cramer)
Destination: ALABAMA
Purpose: FACT FINDING - AGRICULTURE ISSUES IN ALABAMA
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $502.49
source

Traveler: Tiffany Cobb (from the office of Spencer Bachus)
Destination: TOUR FARMS & FORESTRY OPERATIONS IN SOUTH ALABAMA
Purpose: AGRICULTURE FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,032.50
source

Traveler: Allan Freyer (from the office of Artur Davis)
Destination: MONTGOMERY TO CAMDEN, AL, TO MOBILE, AL
Purpose: FACTORY-FONDING TOUR OF ALABAMA AGRICULTURAL OR IPES
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $905.49
source

Traveler: Reece Langley (from the office of Terry Everett)
Destination: BALDWIN CO., AL; WILCOX CO., AL; MONTGOMERY, AL; LOWNDES CO., AL
Purpose: VISIT FARM AND AGRIBUSINESS OPERATIONS AND FACILITIES
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $905.49
source

Traveler: Artur Davis (from the office of Artur Davis)
Destination: MOBILE, AL
Purpose: SPEAKER AT WELCOMING DINNER FOR THE 31ST ANNUAL COMMODITY PRODUCERS CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 31, 2003
Expense: $112.00
source

Traveler: Julie Busbee (from the office of Spencer Bachus)
Destination: MOBILE - HUNTSVILLE, AL
Purpose: AG TOUR THRU NORTHERN AL
Date: Apr 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $859.32
source

Traveler: James Wells (from the office of Robert Cramer)
Destination: TRAVELED IN MADISON, MORGAN, LIMESTONE, MARSHALL, JACKSON COUNTIES
Purpose: FACT-FINDING REGARDING ALABAMA AGRICULTURE
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $624.87
source

Traveler: Cindy Pate (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: NORTH ALABAMA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL AIDE TOUR
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $360.11
source

Traveler: Allan Freyer (from the office of Artur Davis)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO HUNTSVILLE, AL FOR A TOUR OF NORTH ALABAMA AGRICULTURE SITES
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR AL FARMS
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $859.32
source

Traveler: Allison Thompson (from the office of Terry Everett)
Destination: HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
Purpose: TOUR FARMS AND RELATED AGRICULTURE POINTS OF INTEREST
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $859.32
source

Traveler: Dwayne Bolton (from the office of Michael Rogers)
Destination: HUNTSVILLE, AL
Purpose: AGRICULTURE TOUR OF NORTH ALABAMA
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $859.32
source

Traveler: Mary Susan Jones (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL; HEADLAND, AL; DOTHAN, AL; ANDALUSIA, AL; FLOVALA, AL; ROBERTSDALE, AL; MOBILE, AL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR OF FARMS AND AGRICULTURAL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT SOUTH ALABAMA
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.80
source

Traveler: J Watson Donald (from the office of Jo Bonner)
Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL; 4/1 - TRAVEL TO ELBA & ANDALUSIA, AL; 4/2 - TRAVEL TO BALDWIN CO. & MOBILE CO.
Purpose: TOUR ALABAMA FARMS AND OTHER AGRICULTURAL POINTS OF INTEREST.
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.80
source

Traveler: Allison Thompson (from the office of Terry Everett)
Destination: ALABAMA
Purpose: TOUR FARMS AND RELATED AGRICULTURE POINTS OF INTEREST
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.80
source

Traveler: Michael Chahinian (from the office of Robert Aderholt)
Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL
Purpose: TO VISIT PRODUCTION SITES AND MEET WITH LOCAL PRODUCERS IN ORDER TO SEE LATEST PRODUCTION METHODS, AND CONSERVATION PRACTICES
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.20
source

Traveler: Mark Dawson (from the office of Robert Aderholt)
Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL
Purpose: TO VISIT PRODUCTION SITES AND MEET WITH LOCAL PRODUCERS IN ORDER TO SEE LATEST PRODUCTION METHODS AND CONSERVATION PRACTICES
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.20
source

Traveler: Julie Busbee (from the office of Spencer Bachus)
Destination: ORLANDO, FL-DOTHAN, AL; RETURN: MOBILE, AL TO DCA
Purpose: FACT FINDING-AG TOUR (AGRICULTURE TOUR)
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,042.80
source

Traveler: Dwayne Bolton (from the office of Michael Rogers)
Destination: MONTGOMERY (AL), DOTHAN, COVINGTON CO., ANDALUSIA BALDWIN, ROBERTSDALE, GULF SHORES, MOBILE
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL FACT-FINDING TOUR IN ALABAMA
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.80
source



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.