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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

Conference of Minority Transportation Officials


Total cost of 6 trips: $5,665.11


Traveler: Corrine Brown (from the office of Corrine Brown)
Destination: REAGAN NATIONAL-MIAMI
Purpose: ADDRESS CONFERENCES AT THE MEETING AND TRAINING CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,201.19
source

Traveler: Melvin Watt (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO JACKSONVILLE, FL TO CHARLOTTE, NC
Purpose: REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION BRAINTRUST
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,236.50
source

Traveler: Elijah Cummings (from the office of Elijah Cummings)
Destination: (JACKSONVILLE, FL) AIRPORT AUTHORITY TOUR/COMTO-CBC TRANSPORTATION BRAINTRUST
Purpose: TO ATTEND REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION BRAINTRUST AND TOURS
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $763.00
source

Traveler: James Clyburn (from the office of James Clyburn)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO JACKSONVILLE, FL; JACKSONVILLE TO COLUMBIA, SC
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN TRANSPORTATION BRAINTRUST
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,259.50
source

Traveler: Elijah Cummings (from the office of Elijah Cummings)
Destination: MIAMI-DOUBLE TREE GRAND HOTEL
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE SPEECH AT 4TH ANNUAL GARRETT A MORGAN SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON
Date: Mar 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $539.50
source

Traveler: Paul Brathwaite (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL DISCUSSION REGARDING TRANSPORTATION ISSUES.
Date: Jul 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $665.42
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.

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    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.