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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

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta


Total cost of 13 trips: $13,954.59


Traveler: Kate Scheeler (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFING BY FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK OF ATLANTA FROM STRUCTURE AND PURPOSE OF FHLB, REGULATORY REFORM OF GSES, DEPOSIT INSURANCE REFORM
Date: Jun 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,200.00
source

Traveler: Erika Jeffers (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: BRIEFING AT WACHOVIA HEADQUARTERS AND STAFF TOUR OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS IN CHARLOTTE, NC
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING ON FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM AND DISCUSSION ABOUT BANK MERGERS WITH WACHOVIA
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,504.19
source

Traveler: Robert Griner (from the office of David Scott)
Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: May 9, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,032.70
source

Traveler: Christal Sheppard (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: ATLANTA AIRPORT
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND THE GSES, THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANKS AND THE SECURITIZATION PROCESS
Date: May 9, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,032.70
source

Traveler: Emily Pfeiffer (from the office of Michael Castle)
Destination: ATLANTA
Purpose: FACT FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $960.00
source

Traveler: Katherine Tromble (from the office of Artur Davis)
Destination: ATLANTA
Purpose: TO FAMILIARIZE STAFF WITH THE OPERATIONS OF THE FHL BANK AND ITS CURRENT PROGRAMS RELATED TO HOUSING
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $815.00
source

Traveler: Donald Auerbach (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: ATLANTA
Purpose: REVIEW FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK FIRSTHAND AND REVIEW BANK POLICIES
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $760.00
source

Traveler: Glen Downs (from the office of Walter Jones)
Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $760.00
source

Traveler: Greg Thomas (from the office of J. Gresham Barrett)
Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP.
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,092.70
source

Traveler: Gerald O'shea (from the office of Jeb Hensarling)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING / EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.70
source

Traveler: Benjamin Mckay (from the office of Katherine Harris)
Destination: CHARLESTON, S.C.
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,243.70
source

Traveler: Sherry Dudley (from the office of Tom Feeney)
Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Purpose: FINANCIAL SERVICES STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,092.70
source

Traveler: Glen Downs (from the office of Walter Jones)
Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,258.20
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.