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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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Trips by*

Earnest Goule


Total cost of 11 trips: $11,959.46


Trips traveled under the office of Collin Peterson

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-CHICAGO, IL TRAVELED TO 6 FOOD PROCESSING PLANTS IN CHICAGO AREA
Sponsor: NFPA, ALTRIA, DEL MONTE, WORKA
Purpose: TO SEE AND LEARN ABOUT PROCESSED FOODS AND FOOD SAFETY
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,096.00
source

Destination: FARGO. TOURED SUGAR BEET FARMS, PILLING STATIONS, AND SUGAR PROCESSING PLANTS
Sponsor: American Crystal Sugar Co
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY FROM FIELD TO TABLE
Date: Sep 25, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $769.79
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Holstein Association USA
Purpose: FAIR ADVISORY BOARD IN REGARD TO THE NATION ANIMAL ID PROGRAM AND STATUS, WHERE TO GO FROM HERE AND LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Date: Oct 9, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,081.24
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS-THIBADAWY, LA
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT SUGAR CANE PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, MARKETING, TRADE AND DISTRIBUTION AND RAW SUGAR ALLOTMENTS
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $833.50
source

Destination: DCA TO PUERTO RICO-PONCE, PUERTO RICO TO FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: TO VISIT WINTER NURSERIES OF AG CHEM COMPANIES WHERE THEY DEVELOP PEST & DESIASE PESISTANT VARATIES AS WELL AS THE TROPICAL USDA RESEARCH CENTER
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,220.90
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE TO WEST PALM BEACH TO DCA
Sponsor: SUGAR CANE LEAGUE, FLORIDA, HAWAII, TEXAS
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE SUGAR INDUSTRY IN FLORIDA, PRODUCTION, PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION. AS WELL AS ENVIRONMMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.48
source

Destination: TURIS, TUNISIA STAYED IN PARIS, FRANCE JULY 1-5 ON PERSONAL EXPENSE
Sponsor: NATIONAL DRY BEAN COUNCIL
Purpose: TO LEARN HOW THE WORLD FOOD AID PROGRAM OPERATES LEGISLATIVE IMPACTS AND THE FUNCTION OF THE PARTICIPATING COOPREATIVES
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $2,589.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: AGRICULTURE PORT INSPECTION, AIRPORT CUSTOMS FOR AGRICULTURAL GOODS, AND EVERGLADE CONSERVATION
Date: Aug 20, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $976.88
source

Destination: MSP-BORSE, ID-DCA
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES THAT AFFECT THE SWEETNER INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,309.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Tanner

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATION ON BURLEY TOBACCO AND ECONOMIC IMPACT ON KY
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $459.05
source

Destination: ST. PAUL TRAVEL TO LODGE
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: TO LEARN THE BENEFITS OF ETHANOL AND OTHER USES OF CORN. FARM BILL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $727.62
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Earnest Goule.


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.