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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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FLAKE, JEFF, Republican Party
Arizona

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $27,996.20

Average cost per trip - $2,333.02
Total number of days spent traveling - 41 days
Rank of representative - 232 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Spouse Cheryl Flake accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $7,183.20
Lodging Cost - $2,023.70
Meal Cost - $1,391.30
Other Cost - $986.00
Total Cost - $11,584.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy Foundation
Dates - September 7, 2001 - September 10, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding trip; government meetings.
Notes - Spouse Cheryl Flake accompanied.[assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $800.00
Lodging Cost - $270.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,520.00

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
Notes - Spouse Cheryl Flake and children Ryan, Alexis, Tanner, Austin, and Dallin accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $882.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,832.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding, meetings
Notes - Spouse Cheryl Flake accompanied. Other costs are for airport tax

Travel Cost - $776.66
Lodging Cost - $1,464.00
Meal Cost - $267.36
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $2,558.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Citizens for a Sound Economy
Dates - June 13, 2003 - June 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Napa Valley, CA

Purpose - Speak on panel at annual conference
Notes - Spouse Cheryl Flake accompanied

Travel Cost - $804.00
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $92.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,421.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cato Institute
Dates - February 27, 2003 - March 1, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - CATO Institute annual benefactor summit, participated as speaker
Notes - Other costs are listed on otherwise identical forms as for 'activity' or 'discussion group during boat ride'

Travel Cost - $1,854.60
Lodging Cost - $283.40
Meal Cost - $141.75
Other Cost - $145.25
Total Cost - $2,425.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Conservative members retreat
Notes - Washington DC - Baltimore, MD

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $212.63
Meal Cost - $191.91
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $519.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - March 11, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Myers, FL

Purpose - To take part in a panel for a Club of Growth Conference
Notes - DC - Ft Myers, FL - Phoenix, AZ

Travel Cost - $856.60
Lodging Cost - $325.00
Meal Cost - $225.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,406.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - March 20, 2005 - March 24, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - Fact- finding
Notes - Phoenix - Miami - Cuba / Cuba - Miami - Phoenix

Travel Cost - $1,708.00
Lodging Cost - $271.00
Meal Cost - $142.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,121.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - February 20, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - To participate in a Club for Growth conference event
Notes - Phoenix - Palm Beach - Phoenix

Travel Cost - $1,300.00
Lodging Cost - $279.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,729.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - April 29, 2004 - April 30, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - To speak at Heritage luncheon
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago - Phoenix

Travel Cost - $324.20
Lodging Cost - $228.65
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $642.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Arizona Economic Forum
Dates - June 24, 2005 - June 25, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Flagstaff, AZ

Purpose - Speak on panel re: immigration at the Arizona Economic Forum Annual Conference
Notes - Phoenix - Flagstaff, AZ Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $218.10
Meal Cost - $18.88
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $236.98

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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
  • 11.12.14

    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.