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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

Judy Biggert


Total cost of 26 office trips: $60,169.65


Trips by Judy Biggert
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $23,135.52

Destination: EDUCATION REFORM CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,470.00
source

Destination: CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: FUND-RAISING FOR THE GOP MAIN STREET PARTNERSHIP
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,890.00
source

Destination: DEPART OHARE 10-16 AM ARRIVE GREENSBORO-DEPART ARRIVE DC 10-16 PM
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR EDUCATION OF HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Purpose: TO ADDRESS NAEHCY NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 16, 2000
Expense: $476.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: OHARE, NEW ORLEANS, DC
Sponsor: National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $976.08
source

Destination: LA, CA
Sponsor: MAINSTREET REPUBLICAN PARTNERSHIP
Purpose:
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $3,115.26
source

Destination: JAMAICA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON ED REFORM
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,735.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-MIAMI, CHICAGO, FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: A SUMMIT TO AUGMENT THE RELATIONSHIPS AND CONCERNS BETWEEN BUSINESS LEADERS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $4,270.78
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Judy Biggert

Nicole Austin
Jim Brown
Paul Doucette
Danielle English
Mike Gerber
Cameron Gilreath
Kathleen Lydon
Hallie Masanchick
Jaimie Vickery



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.