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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.

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  • 12.16.14

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    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.
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DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR, Republican Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 19
Total cost of trips - $92,246.76

Average cost per trip - $4,855.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 89 days
Rank of representative - 42 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 22, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - speak
Notes - Accompanied by wife Lynn Duncan. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $2,494.98
Lodging Cost - $5,053.96
Meal Cost - $1,087.20
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,636.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 23, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kauai, HI

Purpose - legislative conference/panel discussion
Notes - Accompanied by child Zane Duncan

Travel Cost - $3,100.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,330.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 1, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - speaking/participation in Transatlantic conference
Notes - Accompanied by wife Lynn Duncan

Travel Cost - $6,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,750.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 10, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - HI

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions and meetings
Notes - Wife Lynn duncan accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,394.00
Lodging Cost - $2,573.70
Meal Cost - $1,319.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,286.70

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - La Jolla, CA

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions - Association of American Railroads Legislative Conference
Notes - Wife Lynn Duncan accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,418.20
Lodging Cost - $978.00
Meal Cost - $920.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,316.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - July 5, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cody, WY

Purpose - Participate in fact finding mission
Notes - Child Zane Duncan accompanied.

Travel Cost - $3,498.60
Lodging Cost - $64.28
Meal Cost - $174.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,736.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 28, 2001 - October 1, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Speak at meeting
Notes - Spouse Lynn Duncan accompanied.[assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $394.68
Lodging Cost - $3,472.26
Meal Cost - $518.04
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,384.98

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions at legislative conference
Notes - Child Zane Duncan accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,085.00
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,285.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 7, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Maui, HI

Purpose - Participation in aviation panels.
Notes - Spouse Lynn Duncan accompanied.

Travel Cost - $3,800.00
Lodging Cost - $980.00
Meal Cost - $850.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,630.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat - participate in plenary sessions and discussions on governing
Notes - Spouse Lynn Duncan accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $950.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 18, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - speak during legislative conference
Notes - spouse Lynn Duncan

Travel Cost - $2,498.00
Lodging Cost - $1,140.00
Meal Cost - $830.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,468.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - legislative conference/participation in panel discussion
Notes - spouse Lynn Duncan

Travel Cost - $4,976.96
Lodging Cost - $1,236.72
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,213.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - March 21, 2002 - March 29, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - fact finding and educational visit
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $3,600.00
Lodging Cost - $1,050.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $5,250.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kamuala, HI

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions and meetings
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $507.19
Meal Cost - $178.56
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $685.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - April 24, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, CA

Purpose - Participate in panel discussions on transportation issues 'Association of American Railroads Conference,
Notes - Spouse Lynn Duncan accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,210.00
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $1,034.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,119.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Assn of Airport Executives
Dates - January 8, 2005 - January 13, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - Participating in Panel Discussions and Meetings
Notes - Knoxville, TN - Kona, HI - Knoxville, TN

Travel Cost - $5,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,340.00
Meal Cost - $1,250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,590.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Tennessee Trucking Assn
Dates - September 26, 2004 - September 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Panama City, FL

Purpose - Keynote speaker at their annual convention
Notes - Knoxville, TN - Panama City, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $921.50
Lodging Cost - $141.26
Meal Cost - $59.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,122.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Inc
Dates - May 28, 2005 - May 30, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions
Notes - Washington, DC - While Sulphur Springs, WV - Knoxville, TN Including spouse. [amended 8/29/05]

Travel Cost - $779.60
Lodging Cost - $891.45
Meal Cost - $409.52
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,080.57

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
Dates - June 10, 2005 - June 12, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Congressional fact finding train trip
Notes - Washington, DC - Seattle, WA - Washington, DC. [Amended 7/21 to show child included]

Travel Cost - $3,374.70
Lodging Cost - $609.20
Meal Cost - $427.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,411.60

Additional family members - Yes

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

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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.