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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

Lockheed Martin


Total cost of 24 trips: $19,766.73


Traveler: John Luddy (from the office of Jon Kyl)
Destination: CAPE CANAVERAL, FL
Purpose: TO OBSERVE LAUNCH OF TITAN IV ROCKET
Date: May 8, 2000
Expense: $1,110.00
source

Traveler: Charles Pickering (from the office of Charles Pickering)
Destination: DULLES AIRPORT TO MERIDIAN, MS
Purpose: TO ATTEND EVENT AT LOCKHEED-MARTIN PLANT IN MERIDIAN ON 2/24
Date: Feb 24, 2001
Expense: $612.00
source

Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BUFFALO TO BINGHAMTON TO DULLES
Purpose: OFFICIAL FACT-FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Oct 29, 2001
Expense: $1,031.25
source

Traveler: Peter Kauffmann (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BUFFALO & BINGHAMTON NY TO DULLES
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Oct 29, 2001
Expense: $1,031.25
source

Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BUFFALO, NY, BINGHAMTON, NY TO DULLES
Purpose: OFFICIAL TRAVEL WITH SENATOR CLINTON
Date: Oct 29, 2001
Expense: $1,031.25
source

Traveler: Jeff Sessions (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: FLIGHT FROM HUNTSVILLE, AL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: TOUR OF LOCKHEED-MARTIN-COURTLAND FACILITY (GOT TO HUNTSVILLE BY AUTOMOBILE)
Date: Sep 30, 2002
Expense: $661.00
source

Traveler: Robert Aderholt (from the office of Robert Aderholt)
Destination: ONE WAY PRIVAE PLANE FROM HUNTSVILLE, AL TO DULLES AIRPORT
Purpose: SPEAK AT RE-OPENING OF LOCKHEED-MARTIN'S COURTLAND, AL FACILITY
Date: Sep 30, 2002
Expense: $661.00
source

Traveler: Ernest Hollings (from the office of Ernest Hollings)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO GREENVILLE, SC (SELF AND SPOUSE)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 30, 2003
Expense: $800.00
source

Traveler: William Gottshall (from the office of Trent Lott)
Destination: MERIDIAN, MS AIRPORT
Purpose: AT THE REQUEST OF LOCKHEED MARTIN TO TOUR THE PLANT AND COMMUNITY AFTER VIOLENT SHOOTING INCIDENT
Date: Jul 8, 2003
Expense: $1,200.00
source

Traveler: Charles Pickering (from the office of Charles Pickering)
Destination: MERIDIAN, MS
Purpose: A WORKPLACE SHOOTING OCCURED AT THE LOCKHEED MARTIN FACILITY IN LAUDERDALE COUNTY. I TRAVELLED TO VISIT THE PLANT, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE VICTIMS IN THE HOSPITAL TO ASSIST IN A VERY TRAGIC SITUATION.
Date: Jul 8, 2003
Expense: $515.00
source

Traveler: Erin Pierce (from the office of Conrad Burns)
Destination: MARIETTA, GA
Purpose: TOUR AND FACT FINDING WITH MONTANA COMPANY, SUMMIT ENGINEERING
Date: Dec 15, 2003
Expense: $488.00
source

Traveler: Will Brooke (from the office of Conrad Burns)
Destination: MARIETTA, GA
Purpose: TOUR AND FACT FINDING WITH MONTANA ENGINEERING COMPANY, SUMMIT ENGINEERING
Date: Dec 15, 2003
Expense: $488.00
source

Traveler: Conrad Burns (from the office of Conrad Burns)
Destination: MARIETTA, GEORGIA
Purpose: TOUR AND FACT FINDING WITH MONTANA COMPANY-SUMMIT ENGINEERING
Date: Dec 15, 2003
Expense: $488.00
source

Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC, BINGHAMTON, NY-WHITE PLAINS NY
Purpose: BRIEFING AND TOUR
Date: Jan 30, 2004
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC-BINGHAMPTON, NY-WHITE PLAINS, NY
Purpose: BRIEFING AND TOUR
Date: Jan 30, 2004
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Traveler: Jerry Lewis (from the office of Jerry Lewis)
Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Purpose: SPEECH TO EMPLOYEES
Date: Mar 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,731.40
source

Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: DULLES, VA TO ALBANY, NY TO TOTERBORO, NJ
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 23, 2004
Expense: $520.00
source

Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: DULLES, VA TO ALBANY, NY TO TELERBORO, NJ
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 23, 2004
Expense: $520.00
source

Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BINGHAMTON
Purpose: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Date: Jan 28, 2005
Expense: $410.00
source

Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BINGHAMTON
Purpose: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Date: Jan 28, 2005
Expense: $410.00
source

Traveler: Andrew Shapiro (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK
Purpose: TO VISIT THE LOCKHEED MARTIN PLANT IN OWEGO, NY
Date: Jan 28, 2005
Expense: $408.38
source

Traveler: John Warner (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA
Purpose: TOUR NEW FACILITY
Date: Apr 11, 2005
Expense: $216.90
source

Traveler: James Kadtke (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA
Purpose: TOUR NEW FACILITY
Date: Apr 11, 2005
Expense: $216.40
source

Traveler: Cord Sterling (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA
Purpose: TOUR NEW FACILITY
Date: Apr 11, 2005
Expense: $216.90
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.