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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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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

Michael Castle


Total cost of 52 office trips: $143,324.12


Trips by Michael Castle
Total cost of congressperson's 19 trips: $86,326.78

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,360.60
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: FUNDRAISING FOR REPUBLICAN
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,186.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: May 30, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,327.26
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TRANS ATLANTIC CONFERENCE-EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $9,050.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC POLICY NETWORK-EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,090.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA-ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $4,438.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,304.49
source

Destination: DELAWARE-ALASKA
Sponsor: National Parks & Conservation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $4,652.69
source

Destination: DC TO SCOTTSDALE, AZ THEN TO PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: WELFARE REFORM RETREAT
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,946.09
source

Destination: PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,947.56
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Life Insurance Co
Purpose: BRIEFING ON INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND FINANCIAL SERVICES ISSUES
Date: Apr 22, 2002
Expense: $176.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA-BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,954.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA-CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: POLICY DISCUSSION
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,956.66
source

Destination: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,625.40
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $6,568.00
source

Destination: CANCON, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,088.51
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $9,347.62
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $7,257.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: NBC/DISCOVERY CHANNEL
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A DISCOVERY CHANNEL SPECIAL
Date: Jun 26, 2005
Expense: $50.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Michael Castle

Kate Dickens
Jeff Forrest
Kara Haas
Booth Jameson
Paul Leonard
John Morton
Emily Pfeiffer
Michael Quaranta
Sarah Rittling
Steve Scango
Elizabeth Wenk



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.