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

Bill Frist


Total cost of 148 office trips: $258,358.94


Trips by Bill Frist
Total cost of congressperson's 19 trips: $35,378.61

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MIAMI, FL TO TURNBERRY ISLE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAKER AT BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,354.45
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 22, 2002
Expense: $3,467.91
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $5,077.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Business Counsel Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,982.00
source

Destination: PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: Princeton University
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,552.19
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Morehouse School of Medicine
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,497.47
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,843.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,399.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: Achievement Technologies Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Sep 19, 2003
Expense: $5,135.42
source

Destination: ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Samaritan's Purse
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,524.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: American College of Surgeons
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $677.48
source

Destination: MIDDLEBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,429.00
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA AND NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRAMAGE
Date: Feb 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,936.00
source

Destination: CHAD, SUDAN AND KENYA
Sponsor: Samaritan's Purse
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 6, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,594.41
source

Destination: SUDAN
Sponsor: SUDAN PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY/MOVEMENT
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $67.00
source

Destination: KENYA
Sponsor: TENWEK HOSPITAL
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 10, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $70.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 18, 2004
Expense: $382.64
source

Destination: MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: PITTCO INC
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,616.35
source

Destination: KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Association of Home Builders
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 15, 2005
Expense: $773.29
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bill Frist

Mitch Bainwol
Talibah Bayles
Andrea Becker
David Broome
Jeremy Burton
Margaret Camp
Eric Cleland
Thomas Craig
Meredith Davis
Robert Duncan
Mark Esper
Tracy Garrett
Allen Hicks
James Hippe
James Hippe
G William Hoagland
Rob Hoppin
Elizabeth Jarvis
Mary Johnson
Rohit Kumar
Dave Larson
Allison Martin
Meredith Medley
Allen Moore
William Moore
Andy Olson
David Olson
Michael Painter
Lee Rawlo
Emily Reynolds
Helen Rhee
Jennifer Romans
Dean Rosen
Edward Russell
Elizabeth Scanlon
Ken Scroggs
Nicholas Smith
Monica Tencate
Eric Ueland
Jon Vaden
Bart Verhulst
Alex Vogel
Matthew Wallace
Bill Wichterman
Parker Wood



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.