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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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 Thomson


Total cost of 13 trips: $9,662.03


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: GUNTERSVILLE, AL
Sponsor: Gold Kist
Purpose: OVERSIGHT OF USDA ONLINE INSPECTION MOTELS PILOT PROJECT
Date: Jan 12, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $327.64
source

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AG COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE AND SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE CULTIVATION, HARVESTING, PROCESSING, REFINING AND MARKETING OF SUGARCANE.
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $736.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: EXAMINE EQUITY MARKET CONSEQUENCES OF AG POLICY
Date: Mar 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $868.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Feld Entertainment D/B/A Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey
Purpose: TOUR BREEDING FACILITY
Date: Jul 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $218.59
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK CONGRESS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESS
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $749.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: BRIEFING ON ECONOMIC TRENDS IN FOOD PRODUCTION
Date: Apr 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $620.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Purpose: ATTEND & PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source

Destination: WICHITA, KS-DODGE CITY, KS
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, PACKER OWNERSHIP ISSUES, TRADE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING, FOOD SAFETY
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,912.30
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLA
Sponsor: FLORIDA FARM BUREAU, FLORIDA FRUIT & VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER SERVICES
Purpose: TO REVIEW STATE & FEDERAL COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING LAWS FOR PRODUCE
Date: Jul 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $943.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: EXAMINE ROLE OF EQUITY MARKETS IN THE STRUCTURE OF THE PACKING SECTOR
Date: Sep 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $849.00
source

Destination: MARTINSVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Virginia Tech
Purpose: VA AQUACULTURE RESEARCH
Date: Oct 6, 2003
Expense: $410.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $737.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Richard Thomson.


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.