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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.

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.

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.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Courtney Anderson


Total cost of 20 trips: $28,604.12


Trips traveled under the office of Sam Brownback

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 17, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,975.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $933.43
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Shimkus

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: Ethyl Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $501.25
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY-CHASE MANHATTAN BANK & GOLDMAN SACH'S BANK
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 7, 2000
Expense: $271.50
source

Destination: DUCK KEY, FL
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL; HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: ABC CHARTERS INC
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $887.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, NYC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $851.00
source

Destination: REPUBLIC OF YEMEN
Sponsor: Thabet Group
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,453.00
source

Destination: VILNIUS, LITHUANIA
Sponsor: Potomac Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 22, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,208.40
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,641.15
source

Destination: DURHAM, N.C.
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,238.71
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 31, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $910.42
source

Destination: TALLIN, ESTONIA AND RIGA, LATVIA
Sponsor: Potomac Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,500.42
source

Destination: BRUSSELLS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: Atlantic Council of the United States
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,800.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,093.84
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,394.31
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 5, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,005.51
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,214.88
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,546.97
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,677.33
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Courtney Anderson.


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.