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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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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

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    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

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    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.
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    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.

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Trips by*

Amanda Foster


Total cost of 6 trips: $9,958.61


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: National Mining Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE MINING INDUSTRY
Date: Jul 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $837.50
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TX-DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: APPLIED MATERIALS, DELL, HEWLETT PACKARD, INTEL, SOLECTRON, AND TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
Purpose: TO SEE THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE HIGH-TECH MANUFACTURING SECTOR, THE INDUSTRY IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY, AND HOW FEDERAL POLICY AFFECTS THE INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,442.84
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Apr 10, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,300.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Dominion Resources Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, AND SPENT FUEL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO SILICON VALLEY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CUTTING-EDGE ISSUES AFFECTING THE IT INDUSTRY FROM KEY LEADERS IN THE HIGH-TECH COMMUNITY
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,688.62
source

Destination: CENTRAL VIRGINIA (CULPEPER, MADISON, WARRENTON AREA)
Sponsor: VA FARM BUREAU, FARM CREDIT OF THE VIRGINIAS, SYNAGRO, AND VA FOREST PRODUCTS ASSOC.
Purpose: TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF MEMBERS TO VISIT FARM AND FORESTRY OPERATIONS TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE OF CURRENT ISSUES
Date: May 6, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $259.85
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Amanda Foster.


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.