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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.

Recent Posts

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.

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BECERRA, XAVIER, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 19
Total cost of trips - $25,067.60

Average cost per trip - $1,319.35
Total number of days spent traveling - 54 days
Rank of representative - 259 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - February 17, 2000 - February 23, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,205.00
Lodging Cost - $788.00
Meal Cost - $457.00
Other Cost - $295.00
Total Cost - $5,745.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - April 19, 2002 - April 20, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Congressional Tri-Caucus Retreat
Notes - lodging includes meals

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $299.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $299.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Information Technology Industry Council
Dates - January 21, 2002 - January 23, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Jose, CA

Purpose - Congressional Hispanic Caucus High Tech Community visit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $378.50
Lodging Cost - $506.00
Meal Cost - $255.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,139.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 18, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - JFK School of Government/Commonwealth Fund Bipartisan Health Policy Conference
Notes - Other costs are car service

Travel Cost - $305.00
Lodging Cost - $1,315.32
Meal Cost - $750.36
Other Cost - $176.00
Total Cost - $2,546.68

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University / Civil Rights Project
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Brunswick, GA

Purpose - Conference on civil rights
Notes -

Travel Cost - $514.00
Lodging Cost - $90.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $729.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sony Music, Phillip Morris, Coca-Cola
Dates - April 19, 2002 - April 20, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Congressional Tri-Caucus Retreat
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $299.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $299.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - April 20, 2002 - April 20, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Tri-Caucus Retreat
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $299.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $299.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 8, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Purpose - Aspen Institute Conference - The Transformation of Mexico and US-Mexico relations
Notes - Spouse Carolina Reyes and 3 children accompanied. Other costs are ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $1,518.61
Lodging Cost - $2,300.00
Meal Cost - $660.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $4,678.61

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - California Council for International Trade
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - Trade forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $497.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $572.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Cable Television Association
Dates - September 17, 2003 - September 17, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - NCTA/National Association of Minorities in Communication Board of Directors Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $310.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $310.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Rico

Purpose - 2003 Congressional Tri-Caucus Retreat
Notes - Other costs are for taxi to the airport

Travel Cost - $802.30
Lodging Cost - $549.70
Meal Cost - $383.86
Other Cost - $53.00
Total Cost - $1,788.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - January 22, 2003 - January 26, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Board Meeting Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $365.90
Lodging Cost - $780.00
Meal Cost - $299.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,444.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pacific Council on International Policy
Dates - February 12, 2004 - February 14, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mexico City, Mexico

Purpose - other cost: taxi (s) and ground transportation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $561.90
Lodging Cost - $310.00
Meal Cost - $65.00
Other Cost - $153.04
Total Cost - $1,089.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Campaign for Justice
Dates - April 8, 2005 - April 8, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Open proceedings - give opening remarks at The Assembly On Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (AWRIC) event
Notes - Los Angeles - San Francisco - Los Angeles

Travel Cost - $220.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $220.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute, Becerra for Congress
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL

Purpose - Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - Washington, DC - Birmingham, AL - Washington, DC $425 - Faith & Politics Institute $500 - Becerra for Congress

Travel Cost - $465.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost - $62.00
Total Cost - $925.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials (NALEO)
Dates - March 30, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Rico

Purpose - NALEO Board Member Retreat
Notes - Los Angeles - Puerto Rico - Washington, DC Including spouse Personal expense: 4/3, returned to DC on 4/4 at 8:40 am * Children traveled at Member's expense

Travel Cost - $448.00
Lodging Cost - $632.00
Meal Cost - $278.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,358.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Americans United to Protect Social Security
Dates - May 31, 2005 - June 1, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Albuquerque, NM

Purpose - Congressman participated in Town Hall meeting on Social Security reform
Notes - Los Angeles - Albuquerque, NM - Los Angeles

Travel Cost - $496.60
Lodging Cost - $109.95
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $606.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California Council for Int'l Trade
Dates - February 24, 2005 - February 24, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Served on panel at Trade Policy Forum
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - San Diego, CA - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $410.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $410.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
Dates - July 18, 2005 - July 19, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Congressman spoke at NCLR Annual Conference - session entitled "Wealth Creation in Latino Communities" on 7/19.
Notes - Washington, DC - Philadelphia, PA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $280.20
Lodging Cost - $175.56
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $605.76

Additional family members - No

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

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.