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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.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Charles Cooke


Total cost of 10 trips: $17,483.61


Trips traveled under the office of Bart Gordon

Destination: KNOXVILLE, TN
Sponsor: East Tennessee Economic Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR, EDUCATION ON OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY ISSUES
Date: Jul 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $323.04
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: National Grid USA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO ACCOMPLISH BRIEFINGS BY THE NATIONAL GRID USA AND ITS BRITISH PARENT TO REVIEW THE BENEFITS OF INDEPENDENT TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND INCENTIVE REGULATION, ADVANCEMENTS IN ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION R&D, D
Date: Nov 9, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,529.41
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: NATIONAL OCEAN INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TOURED EXXON-MOBIL'S HOOVER/DIANA OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION PLATFORM AND RECEIVED BRIEFINGS ON THE COMPANY'S DEEPWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION PROGRAM, ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND SAFETY PROGRAMS. DISCUSSED R&D NEEDS AND ACTIVITIES
Date: Dec 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $768.81
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ralph Hall

Destination: SEOUL, KOREA, NANA, JAPAN
Sponsor: Asan Foundation
Purpose: TO BECOME MORE FAMILIAR WITH SOUTH KOREA AND THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INCREASED U.S.-KOREAN TRADE AND BETTER TRADE RELATIONS.
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $6,689.60
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Purpose: FAMILIARIZATION WITH THE COMPANY UTILITY RESTRUCTURING AND ISSUES AFFECTING NUCLEAR POWER.
Date: May 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $913.96
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO RECEIVE BRIEFING AND TOURS OF GENERAL ATOMICS' FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES IN FUSION SCIENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AS OTHER GENERAL ATOMICS PROGRAMS.
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,319.37
source

Destination: DADE AND BROWARD COUNTIES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Integrated Waste Services Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A TOUR ON WASTE-TO-ENERGY AND RECYCLING FACILITIES AS WELL AS MEET WITH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING THE SOLID WASTE INDUSTRY.
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,601.00
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: TEXAS CONSERVATIVE FORUM
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONGRESSMAN HALL IN A PANEL DISCUSSION BEFORE THE TEXAS CONSERVATIVE FORUM ON THE OUTLOOK FOR ENERGY LEGISLATION.
Date: Sep 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $790.11
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-JEKYLL ISLAND, GA
Sponsor: Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS AT THE CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT AND MAYOR'S SUMMIT OF THE MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC AUTHORITY OF GEORGIA (MEAG) ON ELECTRIC RESTRUCTURING, ENERGY POLICY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SOUND SCIENCE IN FORMING ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGU
Date: Nov 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $725.71
source

Destination: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS
Sponsor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MIT SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO BE HELD ON MIT CAMPUS
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $822.60
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Charles Cooke.


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.