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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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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

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    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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PASTOR, EDWARD L, Democratic Party
Arizona

Total number of trips - 27
Total cost of trips - $142,109.69

Average cost per trip - $5,263.32
Total number of days spent traveling - 116 days
Rank of representative - 18 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - April 20, 2000 - April 24, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - HI

Purpose - Discuss airport issue - AIR21; appropriations
Notes - Accompanied by wife Verma

Travel Cost - $2,900.00
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,200.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Dates - November 29, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Mexico City, Mexico

Purpose - Inauguration of President of Mexico and meeting with Mexican senators and representatives and business leaders
Notes - other expenses for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $430.00
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $105.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $760.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - May 19, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Visit Wall Street; meet Citibank Corp. and other financial persons
Notes -

Travel Cost - $320.10
Lodging Cost - $927.27
Meal Cost - $119.99
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,367.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - November 17, 2000 - November 22, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Normandy, France

Purpose - Meet French senators and congressmen about nuclear energy issues and visit nuclear facilities
Notes -

Travel Cost - $17,047.00
Lodging Cost - $1,538.00
Meal Cost - $1,100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,685.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Democratic Institute
Dates - July 1, 2000 - July 3, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mexico City, Mexico

Purpose - Oversee Mexican elections
Notes -

Travel Cost - $506.27
Lodging Cost - $304.00
Meal Cost - $129.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $940.02

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - January 18, 2000 - January 20, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - CHCI Board retreat and board meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $567.80
Lodging Cost - $540.00
Meal Cost - $195.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,303.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Economic Institute, Inc.
Dates - July 7, 2000 - July 8, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Study aviation safety and operation issues
Notes - Accompanied by wife Verma; other expenses for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,790.00
Lodging Cost - $231.50
Meal Cost - $210.00
Other Cost - $115.00
Total Cost - $2,346.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - BNFL, Inc.
Dates - May 27, 2001 - June 1, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Chester, England - Sellafield, England - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - Visit Carpenhurst (decommissioned nuclear site), Sellafield facility (reprocessing nuclear spent fuel)
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Verma Pastor

Travel Cost - $14,150.00
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $16,450.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Railroad legislative issues
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Verma Pastor

Travel Cost - $1,785.00
Lodging Cost - $480.00
Meal Cost - $380.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,645.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - AFL-CIO
Dates - February 9, 2001 - February 9, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Other expenses for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $181.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $216.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 7, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Maui, HI

Purpose - Participate on panel and attend panels on airplane industry and airport facilities, issues
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Verma Pastor

Travel Cost - $3,700.00
Lodging Cost - $869.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,819.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S.-Mexico Cultural and Educational Foundation
Dates - February 18, 2001 - February 21, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Mexico City, Mexico

Purpose - Meet with President Vicente Fox of Mexico and members of Mexcian Congress
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Verma Pastor

Travel Cost - $1,101.38
Lodging Cost - $679.80
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,261.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Encuentro 2000 Conference
Dates - December 27, 2001 - December 30, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Discuss Hispanic issues with national Hispanic leaders
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Verma Pastor

Travel Cost - $2,554.00
Lodging Cost - $783.00
Meal Cost - $425.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,762.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Laborers' International Union of North America
Dates - April 18, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Speech to regional meeting
Notes - Other expenses for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $405.50
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost - $27.75
Total Cost - $633.25

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Other expenses for conference registration - accompanied by spouse Verma Pastor

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $1,402.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - February 8, 2002 - February 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kingsmill, VA

Purpose - board retreat
Notes - no transportation expenses - drove personal car

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $453.54
Meal Cost - $216.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $669.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Airport Executives
Dates - January 6, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - aviation issues conference
Notes - it appears that someone accompanied him on trip, but form doesn't explicitly say so. It says transport was "$6859 per ticket ($13,718)".

Travel Cost - $13,718.00
Lodging Cost - $1,031.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,149.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - May 24, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain - Avignon, France - Paris, France

Purpose - visit: Vandello I & II & ERODIF Enrichment Facility
Notes - spouse, Verma Pastor, other-regional transportation

Travel Cost - $10,992.00
Lodging Cost - $2,294.00
Meal Cost - $3,952.00
Other Cost - $2,634.00
Total Cost - $19,872.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - bipartisan retreat for house members
Notes - spouse, Verma Pastoraccompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 11, 2003 - January 13, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - attend the consumer electronics seminar
Notes - spouse, Verma Pastor, other-telephone

Travel Cost - $191.50
Lodging Cost - $586.42
Meal Cost - $398.50
Other Cost - $3.00
Total Cost - $1,179.42

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Latino Elected Officials
Dates - August 28, 2003 - August 28, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - attend a NALEO meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $191.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $191.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - January 22, 2003 - January 25, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Rico

Purpose - CHCI Board meeting and CHCI Board Retreat
Notes - spouse, Verma Pastor

Travel Cost - $740.17
Lodging Cost - $585.00
Meal Cost - $598.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,923.17

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Southwest Student Services
Dates - August 20, 2003 - August 23, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - make a presentation on reauthorization and appropriations of higher education act
Notes - spouse, Verma Pastor accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $602.00
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $2,102.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Great Exuma Island, Bahamas

Purpose - conference on Brazil
Notes - spouse, Verma Pastor, other: none disclosed

Travel Cost - $1,806.00
Lodging Cost - $2,750.00
Meal Cost - $1,520.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $6,176.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - Learn methods for student, teacher school assessment of NCLB - NCLB is legislation for elementary school
Notes - PHX, AZ - Cancun, Mexico return PHX, AZ (Phoenix, AZ - Cancun, Mexico - Phoenix, AZ)

Travel Cost - $2,015.80
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $5,735.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Assn of Airport Executives
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - Participate on a panel; meet with FAA
Notes - PHX - LA - Kona / Kona - LA - PHX (Phoenix, AZ - Los Angeles - Kona / Kona - Los Angeles - Phoenix, AZ

Travel Cost - $4,458.60
Lodging Cost - $1,143.40
Meal Cost - $625.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,227.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nature Conservancy
Dates - May 28, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (9 days)
Location(s) - Galapagos Islands - Quito, Ecuador

Purpose - The delegation visited sites designated to protect and preserve endangered biodiversity and met with Ecuadorian elected officials and representatives of local and international non-government organizations
Notes - DC - Miami, FL - Quito, Ecuador - Galapagos Islands - Quito, Ecuador - Miami, FL - DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $10,200.00
Lodging Cost - $4,400.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost - $2,908.00
Total Cost - $18,708.00

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.

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    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.
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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.