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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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  • 11.17.14

    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*

Chad Lord


Total cost of 8 trips: $5,729.76


Trips traveled under the office of Betty Mccollum

Destination: SEMINARS ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: FACT-FINDING / MEETINGS
Date: Apr 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $308.00
source

Destination: VIEW PUBLIC LANDS
Sponsor: Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
Purpose:
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $925.00
source

Destination: SEMINARS ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO LEARN THE LATEST ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $459.80
source

Destination: TRIP TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: VISIT YUCCA MOUNTAIN PROJECT, DOE
Date: May 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,362.50
source

Destination: FLAGSTAFF AZ
Sponsor: NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION COALITION
Purpose: THE PURPOSE WAS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEM
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS
Sponsor: Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MINNESOTA WILDERNESS AND ROADLESS ISSUES.
Date: Aug 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $202.00
source

Destination: AIRLIE CONFERENCE CENTER, AIRLIE, VA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE CURRENT SCIENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE. TOPICS INCLUDED THE HEALTH OF THE OCEANS, FORESTS AND AIR AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $535.00
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL
Sponsor: University of Minnesota
Purpose: VISIT MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S TRAFFIC CENTER; DISCUSS MINNESETA GUIDESTAR
Date: May 5, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $837.46
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Chad Lord.


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.