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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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Trips sponsored by

Advanced Medical Technology Association


Total cost of 58 trips: $165,257.86


Traveler: Anne Wilson (from the office of Peter Deutsch)
Destination: DC-PALM SPRINGS, CA
Purpose: BUSINESS MEETINGS
Date: Mar 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,877.09
source

Traveler: David Fisher (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO ADVANCED NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN PALM SPRINGS, CA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,911.84
source

Traveler: Brenda Pillors (from the office of Edolphus Towns)
Destination: ATTENDANCE @ ANNUAL CONFERENCE; VISIT TO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Purpose: TO ATTEND BIOMEDICAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,237.78
source

Traveler: Denise Giuliano (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Purpose: FACT FINDING-ROLE OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTH CARE, 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,916.58
source

Traveler: Stacey Rampy (from the office of Anna Eshoo)
Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Mar 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,883.54
source

Traveler: Amanda Pezalla (from the office of Bill Luther)
Destination: CARLSBAD AND SAN DIEGO
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Mar 1, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,774.12
source

Traveler: Sharon Scribner (from the office of Gene Green)
Destination: CARLSBAD - SANTIAGO
Purpose: ADVAMED'S ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 2, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,374.10
source

Traveler: Shalla Ross (from the office of Philip Crane)
Destination: CARLSBAD-SAN DIEGO
Purpose: TO ATTEND ADVANCED'S ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 2, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,472.39
source

Traveler: Michelle Mackey (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination:
Purpose: TO ATTEND ADVAMED'S ANNUAL MEETING IN CARLSBAD CALIFORNIA
Date: Mar 2, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,296.39
source

Traveler: Alan Eisenberg (from the office of Jim Greenwood)
Destination: CARLSBAD/SAN DIEGO
Purpose: ADVAMED ANNUAL MEETING; VISIT TO LOCAL HEALTH FACILITIES
Date: Mar 2, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,623.58
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Macdonald (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: IRELAND
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN IRELAND AND THE U.K. AND ITS IMPACT ON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
Date: Aug 14, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $2,821.00
source

Traveler: Vergil Cabasco (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: IRELAND
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 14, 2002 (11 days)
Expense: $2,851.00
source

Traveler: Jesse Kerns (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: PARK CITY, UTAH
Purpose: SEMINAR ON MEDICAL DEVICES
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,249.99
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Macdonald (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: ADVENTURA, FL
Purpose: TO DISCUSS MEDICARE, FDA, AND PUBLIC POLICY BARRIER SURROUNDING NEW MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES-ALSO TO VISIT THE MIAMI CARDIAC VASCULAR INSTITUTE
Date: Mar 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,025.89
source

Traveler: Suzanne Geroux (from the office of J.D. Hayworth)
Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Purpose: MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY/DEVICE ISSUE TRIP
Date: Mar 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,575.39
source

Traveler: Dan Elling (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination: AVENTURA, FT. LAUDERDALE, MIAMI, FLORIDA
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Mar 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,099.89
source

Traveler: Stephen Cima (from the office of Darrell Issa)
Destination: AVENTURA FL
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Mar 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,188.23
source

Traveler: John Mcmanus (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: AVENTURA, FT. LAUDERDALE AND MIAMI
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES AT THE ADVAMED ANNUAL MEETING. TOURED THE MIAMI CARDIOVASCULAR INSTITUTE
Date: Mar 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,792.69
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Assey (from the office of Peter Deutsch)
Destination: AVENTURA AND MIAMI
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Mar 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $553.15
source

Traveler: Dan Elling (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination: BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) AND GENEVA (SWITZERLAND)
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Aug 15, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $4,685.82
source

Traveler: Anne Wilson (from the office of Anna Eshoo)
Destination: BRUSSELS - GENEVA - MILAN (OWN) - NICE (OWN)
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 15, 2003 (13 days)
Expense: $4,879.24
source

Traveler: Julie Carr (from the office of Joseph Pitts)
Destination: BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) AND GENEVA (SWITZERLAND)
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Aug 15, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $4,609.29
source

Traveler: Juliane Sullivan (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM-GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-TO UNDERSTAND THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE OF MEDICAL DEVICES, PARTICULARLY WITH REGARD TO THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Aug 15, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $4,806.60
source

Traveler: Linda Forbes (from the office of Evan Bayh)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM; GENEVA, SWITZERLAND; LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: FACT FINDING VISITS TO MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING FACILITIES OF US COMPANIES
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $4,815.58
source

Traveler: Sean Donohue (from the office of Jim Jeffords)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM & GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: MEET WITH BELGIAN, SWISS, U.S. AND EU GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES TO EXPLORE ISSUES OF REGULATION, REIMBURSEMENT POLICIES, WTO BARRIERS TO TRADE AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $4,829.74
source

Traveler: Colleen Maloney (from the office of Eric Cantor)
Destination: BRUSSELS - GENEVA
Purpose: HEALTH CARE FACILITIES TOURS
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $4,554.57
source

Traveler: Tim Reif (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM-GENEVA, SWITZERLAND-PERSONAL TRAVEL IN FRANCE AND ITALY
Purpose: FACT FINDING AS TO TRADE & HEALTHCARE ISSUES RELATED TO MEDICAL DEVICES, INTERNATIONAL TRADE RULES AND STANDARDS
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (18 days)
Expense: $4,562.62
source

Traveler: Patrick Ronan (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: SCOTTSDALE AZ
Purpose: MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY FACTFINDING
Date: Mar 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,293.38
source

Traveler: Robert Joseph Trauger (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,599.95
source

Traveler: Kim Zimmerman (from the office of Ben Nelson)
Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,945.96
source

Traveler: Michelle Mackey (from the office of Norm Coleman)
Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Purpose: TOUR MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING FACILITIES, LEARN ABOUT THE MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,418.80
source

Traveler: Aaron Cohen (from the office of John Ensign)
Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Purpose: TO GET BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MANY ISSUES FACING THE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,403.48
source

Traveler: Alan Eisenberg (from the office of Jim Greenwood)
Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Purpose: TO GAIN A BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MANY ISSUES FACING THE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY & MEDICAL DEVICE INDUSTRIES
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,044.70
source

Traveler: Vanessa Kramer (from the office of Anna Eshoo)
Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Purpose: TO GET A BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MANY ISSUES FACING THE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,979.18
source

Traveler: Eric Lutz (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA
Purpose: TO GET A BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MANY ISSUES FACING THE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,409.98
source

Traveler: Katherine Martin (from the office of Mary Bono)
Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Purpose: TO GET A BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MANY ISSUES FACING THE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,391.97
source

Traveler: Robert Clark (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Purpose: TO GET A BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF ISSUES FACING THE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,435.75
source

Traveler: Heather Keiser (from the office of Michael Rogers)
Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Purpose: TO GET A BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MAY ISSUES FACING THE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,315.32
source

Traveler: Deb Williams (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Purpose: TO GET A BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MANY ISSUES FACING THE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,027.03
source

Traveler: Lindsey Henjum (from the office of Kent Conrad)
Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Purpose: TO GET BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MANY ISSUES FACING THE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,043.22
source

Traveler: Julie Carr (from the office of Joseph Pitts)
Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Purpose: TO FULLY UNDERSTAND ISSUES FACING MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,517.26
source

Traveler: Amy Tenhouse (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: MUNICH, GERMANY
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jun 25, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $4,422.68
source

Traveler: Vanessa Kramer (from the office of Anna Eshoo)
Destination: GERMANY, PRAGUE
Purpose: TO MEET MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURERS AS WELL AS MEET W/ OFFICIALS FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION, THE GOVERNMENT, AND WTO
Date: Jun 25, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $4,375.65
source

Traveler: Dan Elling (from the office of Nancy Johnson)
Destination:
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MEDICAL DEVILE ISSUES AND THE GERMAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Date: Jun 25, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $4,451.04
source

Traveler: Karin Hope (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination: MUNICH, HEIDELBERG, HAMBURG AND BERLIN, GERMANY TO PRAGUE, CZECH
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 25, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $4,508.51
source

Traveler: Kim Zimmerman (from the office of Ben Nelson)
Destination: GERMANY
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MEDICAL DEVICE INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $4,198.19
source

Traveler: Amber Sechrist (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: MUNICH, HELDELBERG, HAMBURG AND BERLIN GERMANY
Purpose: HEALTH CARE POLICY FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $4,441.64
source

Traveler: Sean Donohue (from the office of Jim Jeffords)
Destination: GERMANY, 4 CITIES; MUNICH, HEIDELBERG, HAMBURG & BERLIN
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO MEET WITH U.S., E.U. AND GERMAN INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES REGARDING HEALTH-CARE POLICY ISSUES
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $4,488.50
source

Traveler: Madeleine Smith (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: MUNIC, GERMANY-BERLIN, GERMANY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP FOCUSSED ON HEALTH REFORM ISSUES AND ACCESS TO CARE IN GERMANY
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $4,376.93
source

Traveler: Brandon Heiner (from the office of C.L. Otter)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - BOISE, ID
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,885.95
source

Traveler: Jayne Jones (from the office of Norm Coleman)
Destination: DANA POINT, CA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,899.00
source

Traveler: Amber Sechrist (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: DANA POINT, CA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MEDIAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,905.35
source

Traveler: Patrick Carroll (from the office of Ray Lahood)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO DANA POINT, CA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,300.35
source

Traveler: Paul Poteet (from the office of Wally Herger)
Destination: DANA POINT, CA
Purpose: LEARNING ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,549.81
source

Traveler: Derek Harley (from the office of Wally Herger)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO DANA POINT, CA (VDA LOS ANGELES/LA)
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP RE: MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,346.81
source

Traveler: Dan Elling (from the office of Nancy Johnson)
Destination: DANA POINT, CA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,947.86
source

Traveler: Maureen Zilly (from the office of John Shimkus)
Destination: DANA POINT, CA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,014.69
source

Traveler: Julie Carr (from the office of Joseph Pitts)
Destination: DANA POINT, CA
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ISSUES RELATED TO MEDICAL DEVICES
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,050.82
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.

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.