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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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  • 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

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    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*

Howard Waltzman


Total cost of 29 trips: $44,757.57


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ATLANTA, GA AND RETURN
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ANNUAL CONVENTION/TRADE SHOW
Date: Mar 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $926.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SAN DIEGO AND RETURN
Sponsor: U.S. TELECOM ASSOCIATION AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,678.48
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW ORLEANS, LA AND RETURN
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: May 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,187.36
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-LOS ANGELES AND RETURN
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF MEDIA CONFERENCE
Date: May 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,889.18
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT/POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,447.12
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOSTON, MIDLAND RETURN
Sponsor: Pulver.com
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 18, 2004
Expense: $378.70
source

Destination: LONGBOAT KEY, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,914.60
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: INDUSTRY MEETINGS
Date: Mar 7, 2005
Expense: $262.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Mar 13, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,030.90
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA TO SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 27, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,539.62
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NATIONAL CONVENTION/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,641.90
source


Trips traveled under the office of Sam Brownback

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,450.13
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 27, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,304.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 2, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,129.70
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,833.15
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ANNUAL CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW
Date: Mar 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,310.50
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,851.29
source

Destination: BRISTOL, CT
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: HEADQUARTERS VISIT
Date: Jan 25, 2002
Expense: $571.32
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,458.31
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,848.60
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,003.82
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Verizon Communications Inc
Purpose: SITE VISIT AT FORMER WORLD TRADE CENTER AREA
Date: Jun 23, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $763.39
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,604.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ANNUAL TRADE SHOW
Date: Mar 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,895.99
source

Destination: ANNAPOLIS, MD
Sponsor: Verizon Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CONFERENCE
Date: May 29, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $423.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $597.39
source

Destination: PORTLAND, ME
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACILITIES TOUR
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,690.52
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,488.06
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BASKING RIDGE, NJ
Sponsor: Verizon Communications Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 24, 2003
Expense: $638.54
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Howard Waltzman.


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.