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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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    Rising prices on the poorest

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  • 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*

James French


Total cost of 18 trips: $22,416.35


Trips traveled under the office of Howard Berman

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,977.77
source

Destination: DENVER, CO
Sponsor: Echostar Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $798.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO SAN FRANCISCO AND BACK
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAKER ON A PANEL AT NAB CONVENTION
Date: Sep 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Association of Local Television Stations
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL, VISIT TRADE SHOW, LEARN ABOUT LOCAL T.V. INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $880.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Genentech Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING; TO LEARN ABOUT GENE PATIENTS
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,225.00
source

Destination: DULLES, VA TO LOS ANGELES, CA TO MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, TO D.C.
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,475.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,150.00
source

Destination: NEMACOLLIN IN FARMINGTON PA
Sponsor: Dutko Group Inc
Purpose: SPEAK ON CONFERENCE PANEL RE: DIGITAL MUSIC LEGISL
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $635.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: FACT-FINDING; CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: Apr 5, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,012.00
source

Destination: L.A.
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,058.00
source

Destination: D.C. TO LAS VEGAS, LAS VEGAS TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 8, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,300.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Copyright Society of America
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: ASPEN CO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN A PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,000.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,504.33
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Toy Industry Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law
Purpose: SPEAKING ON A PANEL REGARDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Date: Mar 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $399.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Vanderbilt University
Purpose: SPEAKING ON PANEL AT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $936.00
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKING ON A PANEL
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,766.25
source



* - Trips by all travelers named James French.


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.