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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Richard Boykin


Total cost of 13 trips: $41,866.25


Trips traveled under the office of Danny Davis

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, STOCK EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE & UNITED AIRLINES
Purpose: FACT FINDING-STUDY THE FINANCIAL MARKETS
Date: Jul 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,696.24
source

Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND, MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Cardinal Health Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR OF RUBBER INDUSTRY; IN PARTICULAR, LATEX SLOVES
Date: Aug 18, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $10,500.00
source

Destination: GERMANY & BELGIUM (BRUSSELS)
Sponsor: Bundesverband Deutscher Postdienstleister eV
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF GERMAN POSTAL SERVICE ARE MEETINGS WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Date: Nov 11, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,640.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, JERUSALEM-ISRAEL
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Purpose: FACT FINDING RE: ISSUES OF PEACE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND PALESTINIANS
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,130.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: UNDERSTANDING OF ECONOMIC PROCESS & MARKETS
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $365.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: GMA & FMI EDUCATIONAL FIELD STUDY-AGRICULTURE-NUTRITION
Date: May 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $973.80
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: GMA CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $815.20
source

Destination: RIO DE JANIERO, BRASILLA, SAN PAULO, SALVADOR-BRAZIL
Sponsor: Brazil-US Business Council
Purpose: (TRADE), EDUCATIONAL AWARENESS RE: STEEL, & FARMING INDUS
Date: May 24, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $5,140.50
source

Destination: NETHERLANDS/(AMSTERDAM)
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $3,505.57
source

Destination: ST. THOMAS AND ST. CROIX, VIRGIN ISLANDS
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Co
Purpose: MENTAL HEALTH ROUNDTABLE
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $983.94
source

Destination: TIRANA, ALBANIA
Sponsor: Adonai International Ministries
Purpose: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & HUMANITATION
Date: May 22, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,330.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HI
Sponsor: National Association of Letter Carriers
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,450.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: ABBOTT LABS, AMSTEAL INDUSTRIES, RR DONNELLEY, PEPSI, IL TOOL WORKS, MEAD WESTVACO
Purpose: TO SEE FIRST-HAND THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR
Date: Aug 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,336.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Richard Boykin.


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.