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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

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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*

Kyle Nevins


Total cost of 7 trips: $11,204.64


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: SITE VISIT TO KERN RIVER GAS PIPELINE AND TO THEIR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GEOTHERMAL PLANT.
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: ENERGY FACT-FINDING (CONGRESSIONAL FORUM AND SITE TOUR)
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,842.30
source

Destination: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-AUSTIN
Sponsor: AUSTIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, IBM, DELL, MOTOROLA, TACC (TEXAS ADVANCED COMPUTING CENTER)
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,363.42
source

Destination: KAUHSIUNG TAIPEI
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL STAFF VISIT
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,885.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONGRESS OF TOMORROW 2004 REPUBLICAN BI-CAM RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON NATL - LAS VEGAS MCCARRAN
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING: GAMING INDUSTRY, HOTEL MANAGEMENT, WORKER TRAINING, CONVENTION OPERATIONS
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,665.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA (ATL)
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: FACT FINDING MEETINGS AND TOURS OF TECHWOOD (LOCATION OF TURNER STUDIOS); POLICY DISCUSSION/EDUCATIONAL VISIT WITH TURNER EXECUTIVES; TOUR OF CNN STUDIOS
Date: Apr 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $732.92
source

Destination: SULFUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CONGRESSIONAL GOP MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $820.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kyle Nevins.


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.