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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

Lance Armstrong Foundation


Total cost of 7 trips: $8,833.03


Traveler: Glen Chambers (from the office of Sam Brownback)
Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Purpose: THE LANCE ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION RIDE FOR THE ROSES
Date: Apr 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,277.70
source

Traveler: Michael Brumas (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, STUDY TOUR TRIP RELATED TO CANCER RESEARCH, FEDERAL FUNDING, CANCER SUVIVORSHIP INITIATIVES
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,307.00
source

Traveler: Viquar Ahmad (from the office of Ralph Regula)
Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Purpose: TOUR & BRIEFING OF CANCER RESEARCH & OUTREACH PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $550.90
source

Traveler: Jennifer Biggy (from the office of Roger Wicker)
Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Purpose: TO VISIT PROGRAMS FUNDED BY THE LAF, AND LEARN ABOUT RESEARCH AND INFORMATION THAT IS MADE AVAILABLE TO CANCER SURVIVORS BY LAF
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Kirkland (from the office of David Price)
Destination: ROUNDTRIP WASHINGTON, DC TO AUSTIN, TX
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,186.39
source

Traveler: Megan Milam (from the office of Mike Simpson)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO AUSTIN, TX
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 19, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,387.37
source

Traveler: Susan Sweat (from the office of Roger Wicker)
Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Purpose: I VISITED LAF, AND OTHER GROUPS ASSOCIATED WITH LAF, IN ORDER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ONGOING CANCER SURVIVORSHIP ACTIVITIES AND THE NEEDS OF THE SURVIVOR COMMUNITY
Date: May 19, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,073.67
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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.