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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

Shelley Berkley


Total cost of 29 office trips: $135,215.58


Trips by Shelley Berkley
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $98,329.63

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NYSE MERRILL LYNCH AND HUMPTY DUMPTY INSTITUTE
Purpose: FRESHMAN DEMOCRATIC MEMBER FACT FINDING TOUR
Date: Jan 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,062.25
source

Destination: Phoenix, AZ
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: AIPAC Leadership event
Date: May 14, 2001
Expense: $423.50
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $9,292.26
source

Destination: GREECE
Sponsor: United Hellenic American Congress
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Sep 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $5,899.52
source

Destination: INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $17,508.14
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $13,740.00
source

Destination: GREECE
Sponsor: United Hellenic American Congress
Purpose: FACT FINDING & EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 26, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $11,708.48
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $12,043.60
source

Destination: DC-BARCELONA-LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $11,292.10
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 1, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $14,359.78
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Shelley Berkley

Maria Castillo
Judith Fleischman
Cary Gibson
Matthew Horowitz
Tod Story
Heather Urban
Richard Urey



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.