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(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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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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Office of

Kendrick Meek


Total cost of 35 office trips: $116,722.28


Trips by Kendrick Meek
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $75,107.75

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. VA.
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-DOHA, QATAR
Sponsor: University of Qatar
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $22,254.00
source

Destination: DOHA, QATAR TO MUMBAI, INDIA TO DELHI, INDIA TO MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: INDIAN DEFENSE & SECURITY ISSUES & IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION CONTRACTING
Date: Apr 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $17,596.00
source

Destination: JERUSALEM, ISRAEL-TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: DISCUSS MILITARY DEFENSE AND HOMELAND SECURITY ISSUES WITH ISRAELI OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $10,876.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA-CHICAGO, ILLINOIS-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Vitas Innovative Hospice Care
Purpose: HOSPICE CARE RECEPTIONS AND MEETINGS
Date: Sep 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,028.41
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ISSUES RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $4,433.00
source

Destination: TURKS AND CAICOS
Sponsor: Turks and Caicos Peoples National Party
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE PEOPLE'S NATIONAL PARTY CONVENTION
Date: Aug 5, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $4,631.00
source

Destination: ST KITTS
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: 9TH ANNUAL MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,315.00
source

Destination: TAMPA, FL-CHAPEL HILL, NC-MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: University of North Carolina
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH ON "PERSPECTIVES ON GOVERNANCE" TO NEW STRATEGIES FOR SOUTHERN PROGRESS CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,422.17
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, AL-MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: THE FAITH AND POLITICS INSTITUTE-NOTE: MEMBERS CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE PAID 1,000 OF EXPENSES FOR MEMBER AND SPOUSE AND THE ENTIRE COSTS OF 2 CHILDREN
Purpose: PURPOSE OF 7TH CONGRESSIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE TO ALABAMA WAS TO CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS MARCH BY VISITING HISTORICAL LOCATIONS AND DISCUSSING HISTORY WITH VARIOUS LEADERS
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,710.00
source

Destination: QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: TO EXAMINE ISSUES RELEVANT TO THE COMMITTEE'S RESPONSIBILITIES AND IN THE PROCESS, IMPROVE THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT OF THE COMMITTEE AND THE WORKING RELATIONSHIP AMONG ITS MEMBERS
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-ORANGEBURG, SC MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Claflin University
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN WAS THE COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER AT CLAFLIN UNIVERSITY'S GRADUATION CEREMONY ON SATURDAY MAY 14,2005
Date: May 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $992.84
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-ORLANDO, FL MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: NATIONAL BLACK CAUCUS OF STATE LEGISLATORS PAID FOR HOTEL ROOM. VALUED SERVICES, LLC PAID FOR PLANE TICKET, TRANSPORTATION & MEALS
Purpose: SERVE AS A PANELIST ON DISCUSSION "THE FUTURE OF PAYDAY ADVANCE" AT THE NATIONAL BLACK CAUCUS OF STATE LEGISLATORS SUMMIT
Date: May 20, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $922.03
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC.-DESTIN, FL-MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: THE CONGRESSMAN MODERATED A GENERAL SESSION AT THE NAACP LEADERSHIP 500 SUMMIT IN DESTIN, FL
Date: May 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,351.40
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: 100 Black Men of America and affiliates
Purpose: PANELIST ON WORKSHOP AT THE 100 BLACK MEN OF AMERICA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 9, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,774.70
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-CHICAGO, IL-NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN 3RD ANNUAL TRI-CAUCUS HEALTH FORUM
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $821.20
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Kendrick Meek

Tasha Cole
Sabrina Nawalrai
Joyce Postell
John Schelble
Clarence Williams



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.