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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

Tim Hutchinson


Total cost of 17 office trips: $21,414.95


Trips by Tim Hutchinson
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $11,562.90

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Association of the United States Army
Purpose: MEET WITH ARMY LEADERSHIP TO DISCUSS ARMY TRANSFORMATION & DELIVER KEY-NOTE ADDRESS AT THE AVSA WINTER SYMPOSIUM
Date: Feb 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $275.00
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Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: INTERVIEW WITH ABC NEWS
Date: Mar 16, 2000
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Purpose: ATTEND, SPEAK, AND PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION
Date: Mar 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,726.90
source

Destination: RUSSELLVILLE, AR
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Purpose: SPEECH ON NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY
Date: Jul 9, 2001
Expense: $1,050.00
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Destination: JACKSON, WY
Sponsor: Children First America
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CHILDREN FIRST AMERICA VISION RETREAT ON EDUCATION ISSUES/POLICY
Date: Aug 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,000.00
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Destination: COEURD-ALENE IDAHO-EL DORADO, AR
Sponsor: PANDA ENERGY MANAGEMENT, LTD
Purpose: SPEECH ON NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY
Date: Aug 20, 2001
Expense: $1,400.00
source

Destination: LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS TO EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 24, 2002
Expense: $761.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tim Hutchinson

Rhett Butler
Bradley Deatherage
Susan Herusley
David Manns
Michael Ralsky
Clint Reed
Christopher Spear



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.