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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*

Joyce Brayboy


Total cost of 12 trips: $31,393.19


Trips traveled under the office of Mel Watt

Destination: WASH., DC-LONDON-KUALA LUMPAR, MALAYSIA/LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EDUCATIONAL, BUSINESS AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE WITH VARIOUS BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN MALAYSIA
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $5,510.00
source

Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: National Urban League
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY ISSUES THAT CONCERN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $299.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A EDUCATIONAL, BUSINESS AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE WITH VARIOUS BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS AND OFFICIALS IN FRANCE
Date: Dec 15, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $11,717.89
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC-SAN DIEGO, CA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS AND THE CALIFORNIA TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNET ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DEALING WITH POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,952.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Investment Company Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON SECURITIES MARKET STRUCTURE
Date: Sep 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,147.28
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO VISIT CABLE INDUSTRY FACILITIES AND TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE ISSUES FACING THE CABLE INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,364.37
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Sony Corporation
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN BRIEFINGS, DEMONSTRATION AND HIGH-LEVEL DISCUSSIONS AND LEARN MORE ABOUT ISSUES RELATED TO THE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.
Date: Jan 28, 2005
Expense: $695.01
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ISSUES THAT IMPACT THE GAMING AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRIES.
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,571.00
source

Destination: HALF MOON BAY, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TO VISIT SEVERAL HIGH-TECH FACILITIES AND PARTICIPATE IN EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS ON MAJOR PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES FACING THE INDUSTRY.
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,996.16
source

Destination: HALF MOON BAY, CA - SAN FRANCISCO - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 2005 NATIONAL SHOW SPONSORED BY NCTA TO MEET WITH CABLE PROVIDERS, PROGRAMMERS AND SUPPLIERS LEARN FIRST HAND HOW THE INDUSTRY OPERATES AND THEIR PUBLIC POLICY CONCERNS.
Date: Apr 2, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,624.27
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FL
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL'S 2005 CONGRESSIONAL CARRIBEAN CAUCUS STAFF MEETING.
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,890.31
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A SERIES OF HIGH LEVEL SESSIONS ON A VARIETY OF ISSUES RELATED TO BROADCAST, CABLE AND SATELLITE TELEVISION THAT CONGRESS WILL FACE DURING THE 109TH
Date: May 28, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Joyce Brayboy.


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.