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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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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    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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BONILLA, HENRY, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $27,908.16

Average cost per trip - $2,325.68
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 233 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Grocery Manufactories of America
Dates - June 8, 2001 - June 10, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - GMA executive conference
Notes - Spouse Deborah Bonilla accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost - $2,332.13
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,032.13

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Deborah Bonilla accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Texas Rural Water Association
Dates - March 27, 2002 - March 27, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - TX

Purpose - award presentation
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $1,795.25
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,795.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Crop Insurers
Dates - February 2, 2003 - February 3, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,360.50
Lodging Cost - $321.25
Meal Cost - $77.49
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,759.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Toyota Motor Manufacturing
Dates - February 10, 2003 - February 10, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Official event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $944.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $944.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Deborah Bonilla accompanied

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - AMI
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 8, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - other-transportation cost include: meals and lodging

Travel Cost - $1,649.58
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,649.58

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Food Marketing Institute
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - conference participation
Notes - other-lodging includes meals

Travel Cost - $496.70
Lodging Cost - $1,555.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,051.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - FMI
Dates - January 21, 2005 - January 23, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Substantial participation
Notes - Washington - Boca Raton, FL - Washington

Travel Cost - $368.70
Lodging Cost - $864.99
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,233.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Goldman Sachs
Dates - January 24, 2005 - January 24, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - DCA-LGA-DCA (Washington, DC - New York, NY - Washington, DC)

Travel Cost - $214.24
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $289.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Daily Show
Dates - August 2, 2004 - August 3, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Interview on The Daily Show
Notes - San Antonio - NY - San Antonio

Travel Cost - $996.47
Lodging Cost - $178.12
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,174.59

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Washington, DC - Tel Aviv, Israel Including spouse

Travel Cost - $5,559.20
Lodging Cost - $1,773.00
Meal Cost - $1,248.48
Other Cost - $2,620.06
Total Cost - $11,200.74

Additional family members - Yes

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.