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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

University of California at Berkeley


Total cost of 12 trips: $18,111.15


Traveler: Carline Jelsma (from the office of Bud Shuster)
Destination: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA, BESKELEY, CA
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,386.00
source

Traveler: David Bonior (from the office of David Bonior)
Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,725.92
source

Traveler: Earl Blumenauer (from the office of Earl Blumenauer)
Destination: BERKLEY, CA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THEIR URBANISM CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $787.75
source

Traveler: Paul David Wellstone (from the office of Paul David Wellstone)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,787.00
source

Traveler: Bob Filner (from the office of Bob Filner)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: US-MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Sep 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,507.00
source

Traveler: Sherrod Brown (from the office of Sherrod Brown)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FORUM ON US-MEXICO
Date: Sep 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,594.00
source

Traveler: Maxine Waters (from the office of Maxine Waters)
Destination: BERKELEY
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT A PUBLIC FORUM ON HAITI, ATTENDED BY FACULTY, STUDETS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS
Date: Apr 15, 2004
Expense: $378.00
source

Traveler: Sherrod Brown (from the office of Sherrod Brown)
Destination: MORELIA, MEXICO
Purpose: 3RD ANNUAL MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,414.36
source

Traveler: Gene Green (from the office of Gene Green)
Destination: MORELIA, MEXICO
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE U.S.-MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $904.34
source

Traveler: Chris Cannon (from the office of Chris Cannon)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA-MORELIA, MEXICO-SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Purpose: U.S.-MEXICO FUTURES FORUM MEETING. THE FUTURES FORUM IS AN UNIQUE NETWORK OF LEADING POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ACTORS, WHO THINK ABOUT THE ISSUES FACING BOTH COUNTRIES
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,844.54
source

Traveler: Virginia Mosqueda (from the office of Linda Sanchez)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA-MORELIA, MICHOACAN-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: STAFFED CONGRESSWOMAN LINDA SANCHEZ WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE THIRD ANNUL MEETING OF THE U.S.-MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,148.90
source

Traveler: Linda Sanchez (from the office of Linda Sanchez)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA-HOUSTON, TX-MORELIA, MEXICO-HOUSTON, TX-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE THIRD ANNUAL UNITED STATES - MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,633.34
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.