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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

Nick Rahall


Total cost of 46 office trips: $81,727.59


Trips by Nick Rahall
Total cost of congressperson's 33 trips: $62,362.05

Destination: DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Arab American Institute
Purpose: TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Date: Jan 13, 2000
Expense: $843.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA GA
Sponsor: Southern Motor Carriers Rate Conference Inc
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL DINNER MEETING
Date: Jan 18, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $274.34
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL TO CHARLESTON, WV
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 4, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $739.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAK AT MEETING
Date: Feb 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,700.65
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Arab American Institute
Purpose: SPEAK AT RALLY
Date: Mar 10, 2000
Expense: $843.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: NAZIR HUSSAIN
Purpose: SPEECH TO SYRIAN ARAB ASSOCIATION, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $451.97
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO DOHA, QATAR, TO WASHINGTON DULLES
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $8,267.80
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 4, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,699.71
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (THE GREENBRIER HOTEL)
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 2, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,066.36
source

Destination: ABU DHABI, UAE TO DOHA, QATAR, TO LEBANON, CAIRO, EGYPT
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: SPEAK AT QATARI-AMERICAN CONFERENCE 4/9 AND FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 5, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,000.00
source

Destination: QATAR, LEBANON
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT TO WASHINGTON, DULLES
Sponsor: Egypt's International Economic Forum
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $700.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CSX'S BUSINESS CHALLENGE
Date: May 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $617.60
source

Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NCF'S PRIVACY RETREAT
Date: Jul 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $573.88
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 4, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $720.16
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $591.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CSX BUSINESS CHALLENGE PANEL
Date: May 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $405.80
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 30, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $938.80
source

Destination: IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO
Sponsor: GREATER YELLOWSTONE COALITION AND NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,220.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 13, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $671.35
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA TO WASHINGTON, DULLES
Sponsor: International Union of Operating Engineers
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 7, 2003
Expense: $155.46
source

Destination: DULLES TO DOHA, QATAR, AMMAN, TEL AVIV
Sponsor: ISLAMIC FREE MARKET INSTITUTE FOUNDATION, UNIVERSITY OF QATAR, AND QATAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: SPEAK
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $6,229.74
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, WV TO JACKSONVILLE, FL TO WASHINGTON DULLES
Sponsor: INDUSTRIAL MINERALS ASSOC. - NORTH AMERICA
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,342.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: SPEAK AT MEETING OF NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOC.
Date: Jul 31, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $723.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Arab American Institute
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 18, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $437.11
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Coolfont Foundation Inc
Purpose: SPEAK
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $350.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Swiss Foundation for World Affairs
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE PUBLIC COMMITTMENT OF THE GENEVA ACCORDS
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,354.25
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CSX CHALLENGE PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: May 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,040.30
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 29, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,044.80
source

Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL TO TUCSON, AZ
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $947.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO PARIS, FRANCE, STUGGART, GERMANY, LIECHTENSTEIN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN U.S.-FRENCH CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE AND U.S.-GERMAN ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $11,692.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: SPEECH-CSX BUSINESS CHALLENGE SESSION
Date: May 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,342.94
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: NATIONAL TANK TRUCK CARRIERS
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 4, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $236.73
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Nick Rahall

Vickie Bandy
Christine Gleichert
Kent Keyser
J Stevens Lanich
Thomas Lynch
Chadwick Wykle
Benjamin Zogby
James Zoia



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.