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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.

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Trips by*

Valerie West


Total cost of 9 trips: $12,694.38


Trips traveled under the office of Gordon Smith

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO ATTEND COLORADO RIVER WATER USERS, WHERE SENATOR SMITH WILL BE SPEAKING WATER DISTRICT AND A TAX OFFICIALS FROM 7 COLORADO BASIN STATES
Date: Dec 15, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $592.25
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR - BURNS, OR
Sponsor: ROARING SPRINGS RANCH
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FLIGHT OVER STEENS MOUNTAIN, OR
Date: Jan 21, 2000
Expense: $307.00
source

Destination: ROSEBURG, OREGON
Sponsor: Association of O&C Counties
Purpose: TO MEET WITH OFFICIALS AND TOUR VARIOUS FACILITIES
Date: Feb 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,055.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR TO LEWISTON, ID TO WINTHROP, WA TO EUGENE, OR TO PORTLAND, OR TO WASHINGTON, DC AREA
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Generating Cooperatives
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY AND TO TOUR CERTAIN FACILITIES
Date: Aug 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,340.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: SEMINARS/TOUR EXCHANGE
Date: Jun 22, 2001
Expense: $110.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Large Public Power Council
Purpose: TO TALK TO CEOS AND KEY STAFF OF MEMBE SYSTEMS ABOUT PENDING ENERGY LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $750.58
source

Destination: BOISE, IDAHO AND HELLS CANYON
Sponsor: Idacorp Inc
Purpose: TO TOUR THE HELLS CANYON HYDROELECTRIC FACILITIES AND ADJACENT LANDS
Date: Aug 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $836.50
source

Destination: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: West Associates
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AND SPEAK AT AN ENERGY CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $941.90
source

Destination: FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO TOUR FRENCH NUCLEAR POWER FACILITIES AND TO MEET WITH FRENCH GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $5,761.15
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Valerie West.


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.