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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

Jon Kyl


Total cost of 76 office trips: $182,962.99


Trips by Jon Kyl
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $41,030.50

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA TO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: TO GIVE KEYNOTE LUNCHEON ADDRESS AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 26, 2000
Expense: $236.00
source

Destination: KALISPEL, MONTANA
Sponsor: America West Airlines Inc
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE AMERICA WEST BOARD OF DIRECTOR'S RETREAT
Date: Aug 17, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,774.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: FEATURED SPEAKER AT THE 4TH ANNUAL TEXAS CONGRESSIONAL RECEPTION AND DINNER
Date: May 6, 2001
Expense: $1,155.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Donors Forum on International Affairs
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE DONORS' FORUM MEETING
Date: May 14, 2001
Expense: $417.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jun 22, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $710.00
source

Destination: DANA POINT, CA
Sponsor: COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL POLICY
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,720.50
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON COUNTER TERRORISM
Date: Jun 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $4,124.00
source

Destination: MUNICH AND BERLIN GERMANY
Sponsor: HANNS SEIDEL FOUNDATION AND ASPEN INSTITUTE
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCES FOR HANNS SEIDEL FOUNDATION AND ASPEN INSTITUTE
Date: Jul 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $17,800.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL SUMMIT
Date: Oct 6, 2002
Expense: $2,075.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: VAIL VALLEY FOUNDATION AND AEI
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AEI WORLD FORUM PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $5,697.00
source

Destination: MIDDLEBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE SENATE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,112.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: VAIL VALLEY FOUNDATION AND AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE
Purpose: MODERATOR IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS FOR THE 2004 AEI WORLD FORUM
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,210.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jon Kyl

Katie Altshuler
Brenda Burman
Christine Clark
Daniel Fata
Walter Fischer
Jonathan Gans
Mark Gaspers
Paul Georgia
Tim Glazewski
Katherine Gumerson
Jeff Kuhnreich
John Luddy
Elizabeth Maier
Diane Major
Christine Morden
John Rood
Jason Thomas
Danielle Turnipseed
Mark Warren
Lawrence Willcox
Lisa Wolski



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.