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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

Olympia Snowe


Total cost of 43 office trips: $90,833.91


Trips by Olympia Snowe
Total cost of congressperson's 18 trips: $70,498.65

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: MEETING OF THE MEMBERS OF THE PROFILE IN COURAGE AWARD COMMITTEE
Date: Apr 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $949.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Republican Pro-Choice Coalition
Purpose: TO SPEAK AND PRESENT AN AWARD AT THEIR COALITION EVENT
Date: May 20, 2001
Expense: $767.25
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THEIR LUNCHEON HELD IN NEW YORK CITY
Date: Jun 18, 2001
Expense: $631.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Northwood University
Purpose: TO RECEIVE THE DISTINGUISHED WOMEN'S AWARD FROM NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY
Date: Nov 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,030.07
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO AND LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: TO ATTEND THEIR ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $4,546.96
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE PROFILE IN COURAGE AWARD MEETING
Date: Mar 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $545.47
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: ORDER OF ST ANDREW THE APOSTLE CHURCH
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THEIR ANNUAL GRAND BANQUET OF THE ARCHONS IN AMERICA
Date: Mar 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $260.17
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $12,992.50
source

Destination: SIMSBURY, CT
Sponsor: Ethel Walker School
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THEIR REUNION WEEKEND CELEBRATION
Date: May 17, 2002
Expense: $2,819.92
source

Destination: ATHENS, GREECE
Sponsor: American College of Greece
Purpose: TO RECEIVE AN HONORARY DEGREE FROM THE COLLEGE
Date: Jun 27, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $20,083.81
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE PROFILE IN COURAGE AWARD COMMITTEE MEETING FOR 2003
Date: Mar 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $859.59
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Republican Pro-Choice Coalition
Purpose: TO PRESENT AN AWARD ON BEHALF OF THE REPUBLICAN PRO-CHOICE COALITION TO SUSAN CULLMAN, RECIPIENT OF THIS YEAR'S AWARD AT THE ST. REGIS HOTEL
Date: May 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $920.75
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: RMSP NEW YORK CITY POLICY RETREAT WEEKEND
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,392.00
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,061.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Directors Guild of America
Purpose: TO RECEIVE THEIR ANNUAL DGA HONORS AWARD
Date: Nov 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,665.83
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Panetta Institute
Purpose: TO RECEIVE THE 2004 JEFFERSON-LINCOLN AWARD (DINNER EVENT)
Date: Nov 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $8,446.91
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: AS A MEMBER OF THE PROFILE IN COURAGE SELECTION COMMITTEE, TRAVEL WAS NECESSARY TO ATTEND THEIR ANNUAL MEETING TO SELECT THIS YEAR'S CANDIDATES FOR THE AWARD
Date: Mar 6, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $932.14
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Greek Leadership 100
Purpose: TO RECEIVE AND AWARD FOR HER LEADERSHIP IN CONGRESS
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,593.38
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Olympia Snowe

Jane Calderwood
Weston Coulam
Jay Cummings
Catherine Finley
Thomas Geier
Jennifer Griffith
Fred Hartman
Erik Heilman
Carolyn Holmes
Kathleen Kerrigan
Ray Krncevic
Alec Vachon
Greg Wach
Susan Walden
Ginny Worrest



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.