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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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Trips sponsored by

Dairy Farmers of America


Total cost of 13 trips: $29,744.70


Traveler: Trevor Blackann (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: KANSAS CITY TO WASHINGTON DC
Purpose: STAFF CONGRESSMAN ROY BLUNT
Date: Apr 10, 2000
Expense: $563.00
source

Traveler: Roy Blunt (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: KANSAS CITY - WASHINGTON DC
Purpose: SPEAKER AT DFA ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Apr 10, 2000
Expense: $881.00
source

Traveler: Bob Goodlatte (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: KANSAS CITY
Purpose: SPEAK TO DAIRY FARMERS ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Expense: $1,712.69
source

Traveler: Roy Blunt (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination:
Purpose: SPEAK TO ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Expense: $1,712.69
source

Traveler: Saxby Chambliss (from the office of Saxby Chambliss)
Destination: MOBRIDGE AND POLLOCK, SD
Purpose: REMARKS AT DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM ANNUAL REVIEW BREAKFAST
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,415.22
source

Traveler: F. Allen Boyd (from the office of F. Allen Boyd)
Destination: MN-SD
Purpose: FACT FINDING/AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,337.40
source

Traveler: Collin Peterson (from the office of Collin Peterson)
Destination: MSP-POLLACK
Purpose: INFORMATIVE/AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION/CRP UPDATE
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $6,008.00
source

Traveler: Bennie Thompson (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: DCA-MSP-POLLACK-MSP-JACKSON/MS
Purpose: INFORMATION/AGRICULTURAL/CRP UPDATE
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,881.00
source

Traveler: Bob Goodlatte (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: ROANOKE, VA-CLOVIS, NM-PORTALES, NM-CLOVIS, NM
Purpose: TOUR OF DFA MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATE PLANT, MEETING WITH DAIRY FARMERS AND TOUR OF DAIRY FARM
Date: Aug 20, 2004
Expense: $1,190.00
source

Traveler: Collin Peterson (from the office of Collin Peterson)
Destination: HERREID-POLLACK
Purpose: INFORMATIVE/AGRICULTURE/CRP UPDATE
Date: Oct 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $724.00
source

Traveler: Matt Allen (from the office of Don Sherwood)
Destination: CLOVIS, NM TO KANSAS CITY, MO
Purpose: TOUR OF DARICONCEPTS MPC PLANT AND DFA MEMBER DAIRY FARMS IN PORTALES, NEW MEXICO AND DFA MEETING IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Date: Oct 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,960.00
source

Traveler: Don Sherwood (from the office of Don Sherwood)
Destination: CLOVIS, NM TO KANSAS CITY, MO
Purpose: TOUR OF DARICONCEPTS MPC PLANT AND DFA MEMBER DAIRY FARMS IN PORTALES, NEW MEXICO AND DFA MEETING IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Date: Oct 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,960.00
source

Traveler: Saxby Chambliss (from the office of Saxby Chambliss)
Destination: KANSAS CITY, MO
Purpose: DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA ANNUAL BANQUET
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,399.70
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.