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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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Trips by*

Jarrod Thompson


Total cost of 6 trips: $15,203.96


Trips traveled under the office of Conrad Burns

Destination: DUCK KEY, FL
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: NATIONAL RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION SERVICE TERRITORY TOUR
Date: Dec 10, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: KAUAI, HI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: CONFERENCE/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,699.16
source

Destination: FRANCE AND GREAT BRITAIN
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION AND TRADE, COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,496.00
source

Destination: WHITEFISH, MT AND SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: INVESTIGATE RAILROAD INFRASTRUCTURE, SERVICE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
Date: May 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,144.00
source

Destination: BOZEMAN, MT
Sponsor: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Purpose: APPROPRIATIONS OVERSIGHT
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $498.00
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,766.80
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jarrod Thompson.


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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  • 11.10.14

    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.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.