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(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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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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  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

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  • 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.
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    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.

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Office of

Earl Blumenauer


Total cost of 54 office trips: $116,163.63


Trips by Earl Blumenauer
Total cost of congressperson's 32 trips: $85,661.02

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN BOARD OF DIRECTORS MTG.
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,412.82
source

Destination: BERKLEY, CA
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THEIR URBANISM CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $787.75
source

Destination: NORFOLK, VA
Sponsor: American Planning Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT THEIR CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 27, 2000
Expense: $310.66
source

Destination: BOULDER, CO
Sponsor: Boulder County Democratic Party
Purpose: KEYNOTE AT THEIR ANNUAL DINNER
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $678.66
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Planning Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THEIR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $613.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $853.40
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THEIR BOARD MEETING
Date: Jun 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $871.48
source

Destination: DENVER, CO
Sponsor: RAILVOLUTION
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,735.04
source

Destination: SCOTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN BOARD OF DIRECTORS MTG
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,719.50
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: CommonWealth Partners LLC
Purpose: MODERATE THE LA MAYORAL DEBATE
Date: Jan 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,579.50
source

Destination: 2001 B. PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Boston Society of Architects
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $510.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, SIERRA CLUB, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY, DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP-ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $2,761.86
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Chautauqua Institution
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,489.65
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PROVIDENCE, RI
Sponsor: National Trust for Historic Preservation
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $320.05
source

Destination: PDX-LAX
Sponsor: Los Angeles County MTA
Purpose: SPEAK TO TRANSIT OFFICIALS IN LA
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $709.50
source

Destination: GREENBRIER CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT, 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose:
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 24, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $8,913.20
source

Destination: RAIL - VOLUTION - NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION CONFERENCE
Sponsor: RAILVOLUTION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,350.00
source

Destination: D.C. - CHICAGO - PDX
Sponsor: MacArthur Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND MEETING ON REGIONAL GOVERNANCE
Date: Oct 30, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,289.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON - PUNTA MITA, MEXICO - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S. MEXICO RELATIONS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,642.13
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $6,608.80
source

Destination: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $9,128.60
source

Destination: PDX-LAX-DCA
Sponsor: RAILVOLUTION
Purpose: ATTEND THE RAIL-VOLUTION CONFERENCE IN LA
Date: Sep 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $810.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND TO ATLANTA
Sponsor: American Public Transportation Association
Purpose: TO RECEIVE AN AWARD
Date: Oct 12, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,045.10
source

Destination: PORTLAND-FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Association of Realtors
Purpose: ATTEND THE REALTORS LEGISLATIVE FORUM IN FLORIDA
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,171.90
source

Destination: FLORIDA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: ATTEND THE RAILROAD LEG CONFERENCE IN FLORIDA
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,525.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MILWAUKEE, WI TO PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: THE CENTER ON WISCONSIN STRATEGY, MADISON MAYOR DAVE CIESLEWICZ, METROPOLITAN POLICY PROGRAM AT THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTE, JOHNSON FOUNDATION
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT PROGRESSIVE MAYORS-NEW CITIES PROJECT-CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $903.06
source

Destination: SHANGHAI, CHINA-BEIJING, CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $18,788.10
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-PHOENIX-PORTLAND
Sponsor: WTS
Purpose: WTS-ADVANCING WOMEN IN TRANSPORTATION CONFERENCE SPEECH
Date: May 27, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $713.06
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $8,530.30
source

Destination: EARL BLUMENAUER: PORTLAND, OR-ASPEN, CO-WASHINGTON, DC MARGARET KIRKPATRICK: PORTLAND, OR-ASPEN, CO-PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: NEW CENTURY TRANSPORTATION FOUNDATION/COMMUNITY OFFICE FOR RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND SPEAK * CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL WARMING, ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND TRANSPORTATION
Date: Jul 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,718.20
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Earl Blumenauer

Judah Ariel
Hillary Barbour
Janine Benner
Timothy Daly
Joyce Fleming
James Kaski
James Maxwell
Marie Rietmann
Amy Scarton
Freya Thoreson
Spencer Wilson
Mariia Zimmerman



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.