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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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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Office of

F. Allen Boyd


Total cost of 46 office trips: $77,440.54


Trips by F. Allen Boyd
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $10,245.35

Destination: DEE DOT TIMBERLANDS, JACKSONVILLE FL
Sponsor: Dee Dot Timberlands
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,247.00
source

Destination: DEPART TALLY FOR ORLANDO
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: SPEACH ON FQPA
Date: Jan 8, 2001
Expense: $220.75
source

Destination: GEORGIA TOWN HALL MEETING
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: INFORMATIVE
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,389.00
source

Destination: ALDER, MT
Sponsor: Money Tree Inc
Purpose: INFORMATIVE/DISCUSSION LEADER * TOWN HALL MTG.
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,474.50
source

Destination: MN-SD
Sponsor: Dairy Farmers of America
Purpose: FACT FINDING/AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,337.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Dee Dot Timberlands
Purpose: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION/FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,049.00
source

Destination: TALLAHASSEE, FL-MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Alabama Electric Cooperative Inc
Purpose: FEATURED SPEAKER AT AE CO-OP'S BOARD MTG. MEET & GREET W/ BOARD MEMBERS IN MONTGOMERY (AE & WEST FL ELECTRIC CO-OP MEMBERS)
Date: Aug 26, 2004
Expense: $527.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of F. Allen Boyd

Jennifer Cannon
Elizabeth Green
Elizabeth Greer
Colleen Kroll
Jim Norton
Charla Penn
Robert Pickels
Diane Pratt
Christopher Schloesser
Craig Stevens
Matt Sulkala



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.