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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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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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MINK, PATSY, Democratic Party
Hawaii

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $10,177.61

Average cost per trip - $2,035.52
Total number of days spent traveling - 10 days
Rank of representative - 431 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Asian American Bar Association, Japanese American Service Committee
Dates - September 30, 2000 - October 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - key note 2000 Fugi Festival
Notes - took Wendy Mink

Travel Cost - $4,144.06
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,744.06

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Bryn Mar College
Dates - March 1, 2002 - March 1, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Bryn Mar College, PA

Purpose - conference speaker on welfare reform.
Notes - Note next to sponsor says "billed but not yet received".

Travel Cost - $95.00
Lodging Cost - $136.75
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $231.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
Dates - March 2, 2002 - March 3, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - keynote speaker at National Asian American Conference on Law and Public Policy, dinner
Notes - Note next to sponsor says "billed but not yet received".

Travel Cost - $388.80
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $388.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Brookings
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - welfare reform retreat
Notes - spouse John F. Mink accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,868.00
Lodging Cost - $932.00
Meal Cost - $524.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,324.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Organization for Women
Dates - June 22, 2002 - June 23, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Paul, MN

Purpose - keynote and receive award.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $360.00
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $489.00

Additional family members - No

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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    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

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  • 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.