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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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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Office of

Roy Blunt


Total cost of 183 office trips: $369,474.80


Trips by Roy Blunt
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $18,394.68

Destination: KANSAS CITY - WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Dairy Farmers of America
Purpose: SPEAKER AT DFA ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Apr 10, 2000
Expense: $881.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Hallmark Cards Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 7, 2001
Expense: $177.02
source

Destination: FT. WORTH, TX
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jun 25, 2001
Expense: $1,516.75
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,528.81
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO - DULLES AIRPORT
Sponsor: Emerson Electric Co
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: Oct 30, 2001
Expense: $958.00
source

Destination: DC - ARIZONA
Sponsor: International Mass Retail Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT & MEETINGS
Date: Jan 21, 2002
Expense: $2,599.50
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELC RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER HOTEL, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: MEMBER'S CONFERENCE RETREAT
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,886.70
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: REPUBLICAN PLANNING
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: REPUBLICAN PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Dairy Farmers of America
Purpose: SPEAK TO ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Expense: $1,712.69
source

Destination: DC TO ST MICHAELS MARYLAND BACK
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: SPRINGFIELD, MO-BENTONVILLE AR-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: STUDENTS IN FREE ENTERPRISE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT "SIFE" STUDENTS IN FREE ENTERPRISE ANNUAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Date: Nov 3, 2004
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: IRVINGTON VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Roy Blunt

Ali Amirhooshmand
Mark Anderson
Trevor Blackann
Kirk Boyle
Neil Bradley
Tared Craighead
Brian Diffell
Jennifer Douris
John Dutton
Richard Eddings
Amy Field
Josh Fleming
Brian Gaston
Sam Geduldig
H Floyd Gilzow
Matt Haase
Greg Hartley
Michelle Hawks
Dave Hebert
Johnnie Kaberle
Samuel Langholz
Don Lucietta
Annissa Mcdonald
Steve Mcintosh
Kyle Nevins
Susan Sheybani
Amy Steinmann
Burson Taylor
Robert Joseph Trauger
Mildred Webber



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.