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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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American RadioWorks |
(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

John Conyers


Total cost of 65 office trips: $106,758.60


Trips by John Conyers
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $8,520.77

Destination: CHICAGO, IL-GREENVILLE, MD-DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Greenville Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi
Purpose: TO SPEAK ABOUT THE INVOLVEMENT OF FRATURNITY AND SORORITY ORGANIZATIONS IN GRASS-ROOTS ORGANIZING POLITICS, POLICY-MAKING AND THE LAW
Date: Feb 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,031.70
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI-CHICAGO, IL-NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: NATION OF ISLAM
Purpose: TO ATTEND NOI'S ANNUAL SAVOIR'S DAY CELEBRATION FORUM: "REPARATIONS: WHAT DOES AMERICA AND EUROPE OWE? WHAT DOES ALLAH (GOD) PROMISE?
Date: Feb 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $419.28
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI-BOSTON, MA-DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: HARVARD LAW SCHOOL BLACK STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CBC AND HARVARD BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION'S TOWN HALL MEETING
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,332.81
source

Destination: QETIAL, MI, ATLANTA GEORGIA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO BE A PANELIST ON THE ISSUE OF HEALTH CARE AND SEPERATIONS
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $5,437.08
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI-CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: OFFICE OF ALDERMAN DOROTHY TILLMAN
Purpose: NATIONAL REPARATIONS CONVENTION COMMITTEE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Mar 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $299.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Conyers

Perry Apelbaum
Kanya Bennett
Danielle Brown
Stacey Dansky
Scott Deutchman
Julian Epstein
Cori Flam
Sampak Garg
Dena Graziano
Michone Johnson
Ted Kalo
Keenan Keller
David Lachmann
Mathew Nosanchuk
Michelle Persaud
Bobby Vassar
Joanne Warwick
Kristin Wells
Shanna Winters



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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  • 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.