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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

John Duncan


Total cost of 30 office trips: $120,332.61


Trips by John Duncan
Total cost of congressperson's 19 trips: $92,042.01

Destination: KAUAI, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE/PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $4,330.00
source

Destination: 6TH ANNUAL MEETING OF AMERICAN CROP PROTECTION
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: SPEAK
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $8,636.14
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: SPEAKING/PARTICIPATION IN TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $8,750.00
source

Destination: AAAE 2001 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN AVIATION PANELS
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $5,630.00
source

Destination: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PLENARY SESSIONS AND DISCUSSIONS ON GOVERNING
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: BNSF FACT-FINDING TRIP FROM CASPER TO CODY WYOMING
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,736.88
source

Destination: ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,285.00
source

Destination: 2001 AMERICAN CROP PROTECTION ANNUAL MEETING
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: SPEAK AT MEETING
Date: Sep 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,384.98
source

Destination: 2002 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE/PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $7,213.68
source

Destination: AAR LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAK DURING LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 18, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $4,468.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $5,250.00
source

Destination: AAAE 2003 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND MEETINGS
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $685.75
source

Destination: ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS CONFERENCE PEBBLE BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON TRANSPORTATION ISSUES
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $7,119.00
source

Destination: AAAE 2004 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND MEETINGS
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,286.70
source

Destination: ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE LA JOLLA, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $4,316.20
source

Destination: KNOXVILLE, TN-PANAMA CITY, FL-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Tennessee Trucking Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THEIR ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Sep 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,122.26
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATING IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND MEETINGS
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $7,590.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV-KNOXVILLE, TN
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: May 28, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,875.82
source

Destination: SEATLE, WA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING TRAIN TRIP
Date: Jun 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $4,411.60
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Duncan

David Balloff
Scott Fischer
Matthew Lehigh
Joseph Robinson
Don Walker



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.