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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

National Workforce Association (NWA)


Total cost of 7 trips: $6,629.19


Traveler: John Spratt (from the office of John Spratt)
Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC-ST. PETERSBURG, FL-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: GEN. SESSION SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE (BUDGET)
Date: Dec 7, 2003
Expense: $1,295.50
source

Traveler: Alex Nock (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: ST. PETESBURG, FL
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $487.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Milburn (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: TAMPA, FL
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE NATIONAL WORKFORCE ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE REGARDING REAUTHORIZATION OF THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $525.00
source

Traveler: Kent Conrad (from the office of Kent Conrad)
Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLA
Purpose: TO ADDRESS NATIONAL WORKFORCE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $814.29
source

Traveler: Christopher Mansour (from the office of Dale Kildee)
Destination: ST. PETERSBURG FL
Purpose: ATTENDING NWA NATIONAL CONVENTION AND SPEAKING ON A PANEL
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $794.40
source

Traveler: Jon Porter (from the office of Jon Porter)
Destination: ST. PETERSBURG
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT THE 3RD ANNUAL NATIONAL WORKFORCE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,455.10
source

Traveler: Robert Cochran (from the office of Howard Mckeon)
Destination: NORFOLK, VA-TAMPA, FL-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: SERVED ON PANEL TO DISCUSS ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESS
Date: Dec 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,257.90
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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.