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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

    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.

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Trips by*

Kyle Gilster


Total cost of 7 trips: $8,506.47


Trips traveled under the office of Doug Bereuter

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM FRANKFORT, GERMANY
Sponsor: GERMAN MARSHALL FUND - PAID FOR AIRFARE; EUROPEAN COMMISSION - PAID FOR MEALS, LODGING, AND IN-COUNTRY-TRANSPORT
Purpose: STUDY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION AND THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK
Date: Jan 8, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $2,511.92
source


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE WINTER CONFERENCE-I PARTICIPATED IN A PANEL
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,527.60
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: STUDY THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Destination: TOUR FIRST DATA RESOURCES FACILITY AND BRIEFED ON THEIR OPERATIONS
Sponsor: First Data Corporation
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT A COMPANY WHICH IS RELEVANT TO MY WORK ON THE HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE WORKING WITH MR. BEREUTOR
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $463.50
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Purpose: EDUCATION ON HOW THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM WORKS
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,315.44
source

Destination: TOURED RURAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS
Sponsor: Housing Assistance Council
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT USDA HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS
Date: Feb 20, 2004
Expense: $61.52
source

Destination: TOUR OF AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATIONS IN SOUTH DAKOTA
Sponsor: National American Indian Housing Council
Purpose: TO REVIEW THE CONDITION OF AMERICAN INDIAN HOUSING
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $991.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kyle Gilster.


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.