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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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(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

Family Farm Alliance


Total cost of 8 trips: $6,143.58


Traveler: George Miller (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 27, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,232.50
source

Traveler: J Stevens Lanich (from the office of Nick Rahall)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: ADDRESS FAMILY FARM ALLIANCE ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 24, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $732.77
source

Traveler: Joshua Johnson (from the office of James Hansen)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose:
Date: Feb 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $615.50
source

Traveler: Joshua Johnson (from the office of James Hansen)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: PANEL PRESENTER ON WATER & POWER PRIORITIES
Date: Feb 27, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $862.50
source

Traveler: J Stevens Lanich (from the office of Doc Hastings)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION OF WESTERN WATER PROBLEM
Date: Feb 27, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $802.75
source

Traveler: Joshua Johnson (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A PANEL DISCUSSION, TO GIVE FAMILY FARM ALLIANCE MEMBERS SOME INSIGHT INTO THE AGENDA FOR THE COMING SESSION OF CONGRESS
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $671.46
source

Traveler: Kiel Weaver (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE ISSUES AS PART OF THE FAMILY FARM ALLIANCE'S ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $552.50
source

Traveler: Vince Sampson (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE ON A PANEL DISCUSSING WATER ISSUES BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON RESOURCES
Date: Mar 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $673.60
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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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  • 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.