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.

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.

Back to The Data

Office of

Fred Upton


Total cost of 56 office trips: $89,771.33


Trips by Fred Upton
Total cost of congressperson's 21 trips: $39,540.19

Destination: ROME-VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,260.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL WORKSHOP
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,224.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: BRIEFINGS/WORKSHOP IN REFERENCE TO THE RECORDING INDUSTRY.
Date: Mar 16, 2001
Expense: $438.25
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN UPTON SPOKE TO CONFERENCE DELEGATES
Date: Mar 23, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,144.50
source

Destination: MEETINGS WITH BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: AS A REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. MEET WITH DELEGATES FROM REGION AND STATE
Date: Jun 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,471.40
source

Destination: ATTEND NATIONAL CABLE TELEVISION CONFERENCE AND SPEAK TO TRIBUNE MANAGEMENT FORUM
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND NCTA CONFERENCE AND SPEAK TO TRIBUNE MANAGEMENT FORUM.
Date: Jun 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,822.50
source

Destination: VISITED UPLINK FACILITY AND RETAIL OPERATIONS.
Sponsor: Echostar Corporation
Purpose: GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS.
Date: Jun 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,047.70
source

Destination: MEETINGS/PRAYER SESSIONS
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: SPIRITUAL RETREAT
Date: Oct 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,205.00
source

Destination: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE SESSIONS RELATED TO THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION WITH OTHER CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $941.50
source

Destination: FRED UPTON SERVED AS A SPEAKER FOR AN AFTER-DINNER EVENTS
Sponsor: Tribune Corporation
Purpose: WGN ANNUAL EVENT WITH CUBS SPRING TRAINING
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,336.60
source

Destination: PRAYER, POLITICS, & RECONCILIATION RETREAT
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: RETREAT (BIPAHISAN)
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,830.00
source

Destination: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: CTIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,783.42
source

Destination: KALAMAZOO, MI-CHICAGO, IL-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PUBLIC POLICY FORUM ON INDUSTRY ISSUES.
Date: Jun 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,882.02
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Ford Motor Co
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFING & RECEPTION IN ASSOCIATION W/ FORD MOTOR COMPANIES CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Date: Jun 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,139.36
source

Destination: DC-DETROIT-KALAMAZOO
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING MEETING
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $737.89
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA-LAS VEGAS, NV-DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: CONFERENCE (RELATING TO SUBCOMM)
Date: Apr 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,085.80
source

Destination: ST. JOSEPH, MI-MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $628.18
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, S.C.
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: TO REFLECT/DISCUSS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN FAITH AND THEIR WORK IN CONGRESS
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,213.58
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-SELMA, ALABAMA, ST. JOSEPH, MI
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: TO REMEMBER, REFLECT AND DISCUSS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS VOTING MARCH
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,002.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C./DULLES-LAS VEGAS-DULLES
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL REGARDING TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES.-1000 PEOPLE
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,353.44
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM AND IT'S IMPACT ON THE E.U. AND MIDDLE-EAST
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,992.15
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Fred Upton

Sean Bonyun
Joan Hillebrands
Ryan Hollowell
John Kim
Debra Marshall
William Nordwind
John Proos
William Quinn
Edward Sackley
Kevin Vettraino
Michael Waldron
Charles Yessaian



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.