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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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Trips sponsored by

Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation


Total cost of 83 trips: $125,277.45


Traveler: Brian Allan Jackson (from the office of John Kasich)
Destination: TAX CONF.
Purpose: ILLEGIBLE
Date: Oct 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,323.00
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Traveler: Kelly Neville (from the office of Pete Domenici)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: CONFERENCE ENTITLED "AN INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS AND ITS ROLE IN ECONOMIC POLICY"
Date: Oct 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,323.00
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Traveler: Joe Becker (from the office of Ron Paul)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: TAX SEMINAR
Date: Oct 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,323.00
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Traveler: Connie Humphrey (from the office of Merrill Cook)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON TAX & ECONOMICS
Date: Oct 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,323.00
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Traveler: Brenda Summers (from the office of Dan Burton)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Date: Oct 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,323.00
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Traveler: Gretchen Lindquist (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: ECONOMICS AND TAXATION SEMINAR
Date: Oct 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,323.00
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Traveler: Eric David (from the office of Jo Ann Emerson)
Destination: AN INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS AND ITS ROLE IN PUBLIC POLICY
Purpose: SEMINAR ON ECONOMIC TAXATION POLICY
Date: Oct 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,323.00
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Traveler: John Willis (from the office of John Doolittle)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: TAX SEMINAR
Date: Oct 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,323.00
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Traveler: Michael Araman (from the office of Walter Jones)
Destination: TAX SEMINAR
Purpose: TAX/ECONOMICS SEMINAR
Date: Oct 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,323.00
source

Traveler: Steve Robinson (from the office of John Kasich)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Purpose: SEMINAR ON ECONOMICS AND TAXES
Date: Oct 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,323.00
source

Traveler: Andrew Halataei (from the office of Steve Largent)
Destination: TAX SEMINAR
Purpose: TAX SEMINAR
Date: Oct 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,323.00
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Traveler: William Duncan (from the office of Ernest Istook)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Purpose: TAX SEMINAR
Date: Oct 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,323.00
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Traveler: Rudolf Rohonyi (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: TAX SEMINAR
Date: Oct 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,323.00
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Traveler: Karen Campbell (from the office of Ralph Hall)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: TAX SEMINAR
Date: Oct 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,323.00
source

Traveler: Darius Henderson (from the office of James Moran)
Destination:
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINARS REGARDING BASIC ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES AND ITS RELEVANCE TO PUBLIC POLICY
Date: Oct 27, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,323.00
source

Traveler: Doug Branch (from the office of Sam Brownback)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Traveler: Daniel Brandt (from the office of Pete Domenici)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR THAT WILL ENHANCE MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE ECONOMICS OF TAXATION AND TAX REFORM
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Traveler: Mieko Nakabayashi (from the office of Pete Domenici)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR THAT WILL ENHANCE MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE ECONOMICS OF TAXATION AND TAX REFORM
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Traveler: Cynthia Janssen (from the office of James Inhofe)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Traveler: Frank Davis (from the office of William Clay)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose:
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Traveler: Andrew Braff (from the office of George Nethercutt)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Traveler: Meredith Curcio (from the office of Dana Rohrabacher)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ECONOMICS OF TAXATION
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Traveler: Richard Goddard (from the office of Saxby Chambliss)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Purpose: TAX SEMINAR
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Traveler: Kimberly Herb (from the office of John Linder)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINAR ON ECONOMICS AND TAX POLICY
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Traveler: Ashley Musselman (from the office of William Lipinski)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF COURSE ON ECONOMICS OF TAXATION AND TAX REFORM
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Traveler: Conor Brown (from the office of Donald Manzullo)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Purpose: TAX AND ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Traveler: James Cantwell (from the office of Jim Nussle)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: TO ATTEND CLASSES ON THE ECONOMICS OF TAXATION
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Traveler: Baird Webel (from the office of John Cooksey)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Traveler: Rachael Leman (from the office of Timothy Johnson)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: TAX POLICY SEMINAR
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Traveler: Jeffrey Shapiro (from the office of Lee Terry)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL: BASIC ECONOMICS, THE ECONOMICS OF TAXATION & THE REFORM
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Traveler: Paul Poteet (from the office of Wally Herger)
Destination: ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Traveler: John Willis (from the office of Thomas Reynolds)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Purpose: INSTRUCTIONAL SEMINAR ON TAX POLICY
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.00
source

Traveler: Peter Erdman (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: MULTI-CLASS SEMINAR ON TAXATION ISSUES
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.00
source

Traveler: Rudolf Rohonyi (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.00
source

Traveler: Jean Jones (from the office of Ralph Hall)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Traveler: Richard Goddard (from the office of Saxby Chambliss)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: IRET ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Camila Mclean (from the office of Saxby Chambliss)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Doug Branch (from the office of Sam Brownback)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON THE ECONOMICS OF TAXATION ECONOMICS SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Jennifer Perkins (from the office of Lincoln Chafee)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,611.90
source

Traveler: Gregory Foster (from the office of Christopher Bond)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: TAXATION SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Cara Duckworth (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: IRET CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Anne Oswalt (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: ECONOMICS OF TAXATION SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Jennifer Olson (from the office of Lindsey Graham)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR ON "BASIC ECONOMICS, THE ECONOMICS OF TAXATION AND TAX REFORM."
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: David Olson (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: TAX POLICY SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Jeff Blackwood (from the office of Brad Carson)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Darin Beffa (from the office of George Nethercutt)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Rachael Leman (from the office of David Dreier)
Destination: TAX/TRADE CONFERENCE ON NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON TOPICS OF TAXES & TRADE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Stacey Defino (from the office of Michael Burgess)
Destination: THURS.-TRAVEL AND CLASSES, FRI. AND SAT.-CLASSES; SUN.-TRAVEL
Purpose: TO EDUCATE HILL STAFF ON MICRO/MACROECONOMICS, TRADE, AND TAX ISSUES
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Spivey Paup (from the office of John Carter)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: TAX SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Ryan Henry (from the office of John Carter)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: TAX SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Michael Platt (from the office of Marsha Blackburn)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE ECONOMICS OF TAXATION AND ANALYZE DIFFERENT METHODS AND PROPOSALS FOR TAX REFORM
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Sarah Owen (from the office of Michael Bilirakis)
Destination: DAILY CLASSES ON ECONOMICS, TAXATION
Purpose: EDUCATION OF TAX/ECONOMY/SOCIAL SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Ryan Quinn (from the office of William Lipinski)
Destination: IRET NEW ORLEANS ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Purpose: TO ATTEND A SERIES ECONOMIC SEMINARS
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Brenda Summers (from the office of Dan Burton)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: ECONOMIC AND TAX SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Mary Valentino (from the office of Dan Burton)
Destination:
Purpose: ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Ryan Romito (from the office of Jim Nussle)
Destination: BALTIMORE (BWI) - NEW ORLEANS (ROUND TRIP)
Purpose: TO ATTEND CLASSES/SEMINARS ON TAXATION, ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL SECURITY
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,619.90
source

Traveler: Paul Poteet (from the office of Wally Herger)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: David Kush (from the office of Christopher Smith)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: TO ATTEND IRET'S ECONOMIC SEMINAR ON TAX ISSUES
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,603.90
source

Traveler: Kerry Mckenney (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: TO ATTEND AN ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Greg Maurer (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: IRET NEW ORLEANS ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Purpose: ECONOMIC CLASSES AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Jeff Dobrozsi (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Purpose: DISCUSS ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF TAXATION AND PROPOSALS TO REFORM SOCIAL SECURITY
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Chris Otillio (from the office of Bob Ney)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: ECONOMICS SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Rudolf Rohonyi (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Traveler: Pat Cavanagh (from the office of Mike Doyle)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: IRET CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,618.00
source

Traveler: Susie Saavedra (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: IRET ECONOMICS SEMINAR
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,606.00
source

Traveler: David Gladden (from the office of Jim Demint)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE IRET ECONOMIC SEMINAR FOCUSING ON TAX AND SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,578.05
source

Traveler: Ashley Musselman (from the office of Dan Lipinski)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: ECONOMIC FACT-FINDING SEMINAR
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,592.00
source

Traveler: Ryan Laskarn (from the office of Marsha Blackburn)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: STUDY WITH ECONOMICS PROFESSORS-FREE MARKET POLICIES AND EFFECT OF TAX POLICY ON ECON GROWTH
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Traveler: Helen Smith (from the office of Donald Manzullo)
Destination: MSY
Purpose: THE SESSIONS COVERED MAJOR FIELDS OF ECONOMICS AND TAXATION AND THEIR RELEVANCE TO MAJOR POLICY ISSUES FACING THE COUNTRY
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Traveler: Conor Brown (from the office of Donald Manzullo)
Destination: MSY
Purpose: THE SESSIONS COVERED MAJOR FIELDS OF ECONOMICS AND TAXATION AND THEIR RELEVANCE TO MAJOR POLICY ISSUES FACING THE COUNTRY
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Traveler: Stephen Schatz (from the office of Dan Burton)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Purpose: TO ATTEND A SERIES OF CLASSES AND SEMINARS IN REGARD TO GENERAL ECONOMIC THEORY AND SPECIFICALLY, THE CONCEPTS OF TAXATION
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Traveler: Kimberly Ross (from the office of Elijah Cummings)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: DOMESTIC AND GLOBAL ECONOMICS POLICY SEMINARS
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Traveler: Scott Fischer (from the office of John Duncan)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TAXATION AND TRADE ISSUES
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Traveler: Robert Honold (from the office of Virginia Foxx)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: STUDY IMPACTS OF TAXATION ON THE NATIONAL AND GLOBAL ECONOMIES, MICROECONOMICS, SOCIAL SECURITY, CONSUMER BEHAVIOR, MARKETS, SUPPLY AND DEMAND, MONETARY POLICY.
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $0.00
source

Traveler: Hanz Heinrichs (from the office of Howard Mckeon)
Destination: BALTIMORE-NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: STAFF EDUCATION ON FUNDAMENTAL ECONOMIC CONCEPTS, THE BASICS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND WHAT THE SUBJECT HAS TO OFFER WITH REGARD TO THE DESIGN OF PUBLIC POLICY
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Traveler: Greg Thomas (from the office of J. Gresham Barrett)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: TO STUDY THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ECONOMICS AND TAX POLICY
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Traveler: Tinisha Buttrey (from the office of Randy Forbes)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SERIES ON ECONOMICS AND TAXATION, COVERING FUNDAMENTAL ECONOMIC CONCEPTS, ECONOMIC BASICS AND ANALYSIS AND THEORY, AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Traveler: Michael Rious (from the office of Albert Wynn)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: SEMINARS EXAMINING FREE-MARKET ECONOMIC POLICIES THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF BASIC ECONOMICS
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Traveler: Erika Heikkila (from the office of Mark Souder)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT ECONOMICS, TAXATION, TRADE AND THE FEDERAL BUDGET
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Traveler: Laverne Alexander (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Traveler: Kerry Mckenney (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN SEMINARS AND DISCUSSIONS OF ISSUES RELATED TO THE ECONOMY, TAXES AND TRADE
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Traveler: Meredith Curcio (from the office of John Sweeney)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: TO ATTEND SEMINARS ON FUNDAMENTAL ECONOMIC CONCEPTS, THE BASICS OF ECONOMICS, TAXATION, INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND THEIR IMPACT ON PUBLIC POLICY
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Traveler: Salvatore Mazzola (from the office of Bill Shuster)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source



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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  • 11.24.14

    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.