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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*

Rohit Kumar


Total cost of 15 trips: $33,982.92


Trips traveled under the office of Bill Frist

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Feb 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $547.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: FANNIE MAE & FREDDIE MAC
Purpose: FINANCIAL SERVICES CONFERENCE WITH SENATOR BENNETT AND OTHERS
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,228.75
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SIA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,763.24
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: DIGITAL RIGHTS CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,182.89
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONGRESS OF TOMORROW BICAMERAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $168.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF ISSUES FACING THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY (PICNIC DISCUSSION)
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $473.39
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON SECURITIES INDUSTRY ISSUES AND LEGISLATION. PANEL DISCUSSION PART OF ANNUAL SIA LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,141.35
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Fidelity Investments
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 2004 CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EDUCATION SERIES
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,220.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TOUR OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES IN FRANCE
Date: Aug 1, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $5,272.18
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONGRESS OF TOMORROW CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $636.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF LEGISLATIVE ISSUES AFFECTING THE GAMING INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,621.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Phil Gramm

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO NASDAQ FACILITIES
Date: Sep 6, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,158.83
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: INSTINET STAFF TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT COMPANY & VISIT FACILITIES
Date: Nov 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $910.79
source


Trips traveled under the office of Trent Lott

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO VISIT THE NYSE FLOOR, LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EXCHANGE, AND U.S. EQUITY MARKETS.
Date: Aug 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $905.50
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Singapore International Foundation
Purpose: TO MEET WITH U.S. EMBASSY OFFICIALS, SINGAPORE MINISTERS, AND OTHER OFFICIALS IN ORDER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT U.S. TRADE WITH SINGAPORE AND TO LEARN ABOUT SINGAPORE'S ANTI-TERRORISM EFFORTS
Date: Aug 10, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $6,754.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Rohit Kumar.


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.