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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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WAMP, ZACH, Republican Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $13,609.32

Average cost per trip - $2,268.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 386 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Williams Company
Dates - October 25, 2001 - October 28, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Tulsa, OK

Purpose - fact finding - tour of energy plant
Notes - Location of this trip was not disclosed. Spouse Kim Wamp accompaied.

Travel Cost - $2,006.96
Lodging Cost - $277.62
Meal Cost - $21.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,305.58

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - for bipartisan retreat
Notes - with spouse Kim and children Weston and Coty Wamp - lodging includes meals cost

Travel Cost - $875.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,101.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Coal Utilization Research Council
Dates - March 28, 2005 - April 3, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Purpose - Education & exchange on fossil fuel technologies. Visits & briefings on coal gasification / clean coal / German government energy policy
Notes - Washington, DC - Berlin/Amsterdam - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,718.83
Lodging Cost - $804.00
Meal Cost - $401.56
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,924.39

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Keystone Center
Dates - February 18, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - To participate in the Keystone Energy Board Winter Conference as a panelist in the Energy Policy plenary session
Notes - Chattanooga, TN - Denver, CO - Chattanooga, TN Including spouse

Travel Cost - $695.64
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $35.18
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $730.82

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - July 25, 2004 - August 4, 2004 (11 days)
Location(s) - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania - Cape Town, South Africa

Purpose - To investigate airport security, border security, port security, the World Food Program and the multi-billion AIDS programs
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Dar Es Salaam - Cape Town - Atlanta, GA

Travel Cost - $2,967.41
Lodging Cost - $109.64
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,077.05

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Morgan Keegan
Dates - May 22, 2005 - May 23, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Homeland security conference keynote address
Notes - WAS - NYP - WAS

Travel Cost - $1,080.65
Lodging Cost - $389.83
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,470.48

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.

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  • 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.