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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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    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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REYES, SILVESTRE, Democratic Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $15,911.33

Average cost per trip - $1,988.92
Total number of days spent traveling - 23 days
Rank of representative - 349 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - May 29, 2000 - June 2, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Notes - Destination not specified - accompanied by spouse Carolina Reyes - other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $7,200.00
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $8,550.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - League of United Latin American Citizens
Dates - June 4, 2001 - June 5, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - to deliver a speech during 72nd Annual Convention
Notes - America West voucher valued at 600 0 cost to LULAC; lodging valued at 59/night, 0 cost to LULAC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Southwest Voter Registration Education Project
Dates - June 22, 2001 - June 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX - El Paso, TX

Purpose - to deliver a speech at the Latino Vote 2001 banquet
Notes -

Travel Cost - $843.25
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $972.25

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - to attend the 2001 bipartisan congressional retreat
Notes - lodging includes meals; spouse: Cablina Reyes

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $950.00

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 - fact finding and educational
Notes - under trans costs, written 609.19+60=669.19 for member and spouse. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $1,338.38
Lodging Cost - $679.80
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,498.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Information Technology Industrial Council
Dates - January 21, 2002 - January 23, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - fact-finding and educational
Notes - Ground transport $175 included in transportation cost.

Travel Cost - $1,577.50
Lodging Cost - $506.00
Meal Cost - $255.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,338.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - October 11, 2003 - October 13, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Purpose - to learn about unresolved murders of girls and women in Ciudad Juarez, which borders with El Paso, TX.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $60.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $212.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $272.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Air Force Sergeants Assn
Dates - August 2, 2005 - August 2, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - To speak at Air Force Sergeants Association where he was awarded AFSA's Mendel Rivers Award of Legislative Excellence
Notes - El Paso - Dallas - El Paso

Travel Cost - $330.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $330.40

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.