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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*

Andrew Black


Total cost of 12 trips: $15,262.01


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: RANCHO MIRAGE, CA AND SALTON SEA, CA
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: ENVIRONMENTAL ROUNDTABLE, SITE VISIT TO GEO THERMAL PLANT, ATTEND UTILITY INDUSTRY CEO CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 12, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,156.44
source

Destination: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: West Associates
Purpose: 2000 CONGRESSIONAL ENERGY FORUM, INCLUDING SPEECH
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,936.72
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: ATTEND WITH CHAIRMAN, LEARN ABOUT BROADCASTING INDUSTRY AND ISSUES
Date: Apr 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $913.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER RESORT WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $830.00
source

Destination: THE REGENCY HOTEL, PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: DISCUSS CABLE TELEVISION AND VOICE OVER INTERNET TELEPHONY (VOIP) ISSUES
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $798.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: CABLE MEETINGS
Date: Mar 1, 2005
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TELECOM MEETINGS/SEMINARS
Date: Mar 27, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $2,075.89
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination: PARK CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: West Associates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ENERGY FORUM
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $949.97
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: CEO CONFERENCE, MEETINGS WITH CHAIRMAN BARTON
Date: Sep 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,076.80
source

Destination: EEI CEO CONFERENCE SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: HEAR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, EPA ADMINISTRATOR AND FERC COMMISSIONER, MEET WITH ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,102.50
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Electric Power Supply Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $995.00
source

Destination: BWI-COLORADO SPRINGS
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: ACCOMPANY CHAIRMAN BARTON TO CEO CONFERENCE MEETINGS
Date: Sep 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,177.69
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Andrew Black.


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.