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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.
  • 12.08.14

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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.
  • 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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BONIOR, DAVID, Democratic Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 20
Total cost of trips - $28,770.55

Average cost per trip - $1,438.53
Total number of days spent traveling - 51 days
Rank of representative - 226 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Conference
Notes - Accompanied by wife Judith N. Bonior

Travel Cost - $951.26
Lodging Cost - $1,258.89
Meal Cost - $664.00
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $2,914.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - July 17, 2000 - July 17, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Newark, NJ

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Boston, MA - Newark, NJ

Travel Cost - $479.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $479.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Muslim American Youth Association
Dates - December 22, 2000 - December 23, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Speakers at conference were given complimentary rooms

Travel Cost - $1,404.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,404.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Dates - July 17, 2000 - July 18, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose -
Notes -

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,100.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin America Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Dates - February 24, 2000 - February 28, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Accompanied by wife Judith N. Bonoir

Travel Cost - $824.00
Lodging Cost - $601.92
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,725.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Association of Fire Fighters, National Association of Letter Carriers
Dates - August 1, 2000 - August 2, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - firefighters paid for airfare, letter carriers for hotel

Travel Cost - $372.00
Lodging Cost - $192.06
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $564.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Maritime Trades Department
Dates - February 11, 2000 - February 15, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speaking engagements
Notes - Accompanied by wife Judith N. Bonior -- AFL-CIO paid for one nights lodging for member an spouse

Travel Cost - $1,149.00
Lodging Cost - $1,335.75
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $2,554.75

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Laborers' International Union of North America
Dates - October 12, 2000 - October 12, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $415.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $415.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Peace in South Asia, India Kashmir, Pakistan Anant Education and Rural Development Foundation
Dates - April 21, 2000 - April 27, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Pakistan - India - Kashmir

Purpose - Education fact finding
Notes - Accompanied by wife Judy Bonior -- helicopter transport within Pakistan-Islamabad to Muzaffarabad to Islamabad because time did not allow for travel by road and no commercial flight

Travel Cost - $9,270.00
Lodging Cost - $595.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $10,265.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American-Arab Anti-Discrimination League, New Jersey Chapter
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 20, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Teaneck, NJ

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Room was complimentary to sponsor

Travel Cost - $399.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $399.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Dates - June 28, 2001 - June 28, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,447.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,447.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Dates - April 27, 2001 - April 28, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $426.75
Lodging Cost - $232.10
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $57.00
Total Cost - $715.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AFL-CIO
Dates - February 11, 2001 - February 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,114.50
Lodging Cost - $453.72
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,568.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers
Dates - August 6, 2001 - August 7, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Harbor Springs, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $258.11
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $258.11

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Letter Carriers
Dates - May 20, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Harbor Springs, MI

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Spouse Judy N Bonior accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $259.90
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $259.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Union of Operating Engineers
Dates - April 18, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Mount Pleasant, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Spouse Judy N Bonior accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $168.54
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $168.54

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - United Auto Workers Idaho Region
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Onaway, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Spouse Judy N Bonior accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $270.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $270.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America
Dates - July 7, 2001 - July 7, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $509.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $509.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pakistani Association of North America
Dates - June 20, 2002 - June 20, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $225.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $225.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Auto Workers
Dates - June 3, 2002 - June 4, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $425.10
Lodging Cost - $101.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $526.60

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

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  • 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.