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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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RYUN, JIM R, Republican Party
Kansas

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $21,853.57

Average cost per trip - $1,821.13
Total number of days spent traveling - 40 days
Rank of representative - 285 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 4, 2001 - January 5, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational
Notes - Spouse Anne Ryun accompanied.

Travel Cost - $22.00
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost - $336.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $533.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Network of Children's Ministry
Dates - February 1, 2004 - February 3, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - speak at Children's Pastors' conference
Notes - with spouse Anne

Travel Cost - $1,446.80
Lodging Cost - $234.26
Meal Cost - $204.16
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,885.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Audiology
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 4, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT - Kansas City, MO

Purpose - speaking engagement with the American Academy of Audiology
Notes - other for tips at airport and hotel

Travel Cost - $870.50
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $95.00
Other Cost - $22.00
Total Cost - $2,187.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Foot Locker
Dates - December 11, 2003 - December 14, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - 25th annual foot locker cross country championships speaking engagement
Notes - with spouse Anne - other for tips at hotel

Travel Cost - $1,429.62
Lodging Cost - $537.00
Meal Cost - $651.62
Other Cost - $10.00
Total Cost - $2,628.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Puerto Rico Society of CPAs
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - speaking engagement - meeting with chamber of commerce officials - "other fact finding"
Notes - with spouse Anne - other for tips

Travel Cost - $524.60
Lodging Cost - $1,347.00
Meal Cost - $310.36
Other Cost - $28.00
Total Cost - $2,209.96

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Wallbuilders, Inc.
Dates - May 17, 2002 - May 19, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aledo, TX

Purpose - commencement address
Notes - spouse Anne Ryun

Travel Cost - $479.00
Lodging Cost - $215.00
Meal Cost - $73.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $767.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL - Key Biscayne, FL

Purpose - leadership summit
Notes - spouse, Anne Ryun

Travel Cost - $4,064.00
Lodging Cost - $1,543.05
Meal Cost - $1,050.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,657.05

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harding University
Dates - November 14, 2003 - November 18, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Little Rock, AR

Purpose - speak at American Studies Institute
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $385.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $64.57
Other Cost - $7.90
Total Cost - $457.47

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Global Connection International
Dates - November 9, 2003 - November 12, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Managua, Nicaragua

Purpose - Speak at First National Prayer Dinner
Notes - spouse, Anne Ryun, other-phone calls

Travel Cost - $1,140.80
Lodging Cost - $224.25
Meal Cost - $143.84
Other Cost - $8.50
Total Cost - $1,517.39

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Second Baptist Church
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 6, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Springfield, MO

Purpose - official starter and guest speaker, Springfield marathon
Notes - spouse, Anne Ryun

Travel Cost - $497.62
Lodging Cost - $65.00
Meal Cost - $53.12
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $615.74

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Dates - November 10, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Jim Ryun was the keynote speaker for the FCA's 30th Annual Fall Gala
Notes - Washington, DC - Dallas, TX - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $930.00
Lodging Cost - $405.00
Meal Cost - $180.00
Other Cost - $7.00
Total Cost - $1,522.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - West Hills Community Church
Dates - April 9, 2005 - April 10, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - Keynote speaker for an evening church service
Notes - Washington, DC - St Louis, MO - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $680.00
Lodging Cost - $95.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost - $8.00
Total Cost - $873.00

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.