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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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SANCHEZ, LORETTA, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 31
Total cost of trips - $61,671.96

Average cost per trip - $1,989.42
Total number of days spent traveling - 106 days
Rank of representative - 87 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


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

Purpose - Meetings
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) - City of Indianapolis
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Indianapolis, IN

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $491.00
Lodging Cost - $96.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $587.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $4,945.05
Lodging Cost - $788.00
Meal Cost - $457.00
Other Cost - $295.00
Total Cost - $6,485.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Wilderness League, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, Defenders of Wildlife
Dates - June 30, 2001 - July 5, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - AK

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - Spouse Stephen Brixey accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,740.26
Lodging Cost - $274.50
Meal Cost - $195.04
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,209.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Human Rights Campaign
Dates - March 17, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Austin, TX

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $527.25
Lodging Cost - $217.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $744.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - meetings
Notes - other expenses are not specified

Travel Cost - $238.25
Lodging Cost - $1,009.68
Meal Cost - $236.67
Other Cost - $41.36
Total Cost - $1,525.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Dates - June 24, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $370.00
Lodging Cost - $108.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $478.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Dates - February 18, 2001 - February 21, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Mexico City, Mexico - McAllen, TX

Purpose - meetings
Notes -

Travel Cost - $738.69
Lodging Cost - $509.85
Meal Cost - $240.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,488.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 22, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - McAllen, TX

Purpose - meetings
Notes -

Travel Cost - $319.00
Lodging Cost - $85.00
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $424.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Jewish Congress
Dates - August 12, 2001 - August 14, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mexico City, Mexico

Purpose - fact finding - business and trade promotion
Notes - other costs are for conference rooms

Travel Cost - $770.22
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost - $43.00
Total Cost - $1,563.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California Council for International Trade
Dates - January 10, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $75.00
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $100.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Orange County Chinese American Chamber of Commerce, Sino-American Goodwill Association, Chinese Peoples' Institute of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Dates - April 10, 2001 - April 16, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - China - Hong Kong - Taiwan

Purpose - fact finding - trade promotion
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,955.96
Lodging Cost - $1,440.00
Meal Cost - $458.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,853.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International City/Council Management Association
Dates - January 12, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $125.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - April 4, 2002 - April 6, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,014.50
Lodging Cost - $210.00
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,249.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Drug Information Association
Dates - April 28, 2002 - April 30, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Hilton Head, SC

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,553.00
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $31.82
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,944.82

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Organization for Women
Dates - June 22, 2002 - June 23, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Paul, MN

Purpose - speaking engagements
Notes -

Travel Cost - $599.50
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $728.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - William C. Velasquez Institute
Dates - May 25, 2002 - May 31, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - fact-finding and meetings
Notes - spouse Stephen Brixey - other cost is "visa + license" for Sanchez and spouse

Travel Cost - $2,840.00
Lodging Cost - $880.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $4,020.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact-finding and meetings
Notes - trans costs = 117 from NYSE and 62 from HDI, lodging paid by NYSE, meal by HDI

Travel Cost - $179.00
Lodging Cost - $372.06
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $601.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hispanic Women's Corporation
Dates - October 24, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - speech
Notes - other-ground transportation

Travel Cost - $612.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $762.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - unknown
Dates - October 25, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA - New York, NY

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - other-ground transportation

Travel Cost - $299.50
Lodging Cost - $474.54
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $169.50
Total Cost - $943.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hispanic Women's Network of Texas Dallas Chapter
Dates - July 13, 2003 - July 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - other-ground transportation

Travel Cost - $2,400.00
Lodging Cost - $120.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $116.00
Total Cost - $2,636.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Microsoft Corporation
Dates - July 27, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - meetings and fact-finding
Notes - spouse, Stephen Brixey, other-ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,963.25
Lodging Cost - $1,047.08
Meal Cost - $1,061.96
Other Cost - $526.14
Total Cost - $4,598.43

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Planned Parenthood
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 28, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,300.00
Lodging Cost - $161.68
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,461.68

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - William C. Velasquez Institute
Dates - April 9, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - fact finding trip
Notes - other for license fee

Travel Cost - $1,150.00
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $2,550.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pfizer, Inc.
Dates - February 8, 2004 - February 10, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA - Miami, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - other for phone call

Travel Cost - $1,598.08
Lodging Cost - $621.50
Meal Cost - $88.57
Other Cost - $2.00
Total Cost - $2,310.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lynch, Jones & Ryan Inc.
Dates - January 29, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - other for car service

Travel Cost - $988.20
Lodging Cost - $497.14
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $118.00
Total Cost - $1,603.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Westin Mission Hills, CA

Purpose - CA delegation bi partisan retreat meetings
Notes - with spouse Stephen Brixey - other for "group activity'

Travel Cost - $88.86
Lodging Cost - $399.96
Meal Cost - $760.86
Other Cost - $40.74
Total Cost - $1,290.42

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Hispanic Women's Corp
Dates - October 14, 2004 - October 15, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - SNA - PHX (Santa Ana, CA - Phoenix, AZ)

Travel Cost - $95.60
Lodging Cost - $196.12
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $291.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Public Lands Grazing Campaign
Dates - August 31, 2004 - September 3, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Bozeman, MT

Purpose - Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Grazing Fact Finding Tour
Notes - Orange County, CA - Bozeman, MT - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $536.84
Lodging Cost - $264.99
Meal Cost - $96.51
Other Cost - $4.58
Total Cost - $902.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Council of La Raza
Dates - June 27, 2004 - June 27, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Dallas, TX - Phoenix, AZ - Orange County, CA

Travel Cost - $762.20
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $26.04
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $788.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Thai Support Foundation
Dates - November 27, 2004 - December 6, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - Bangkok, Thailand - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - Cultural/Educational Exchange - SUPPORT Foundation for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques
Notes - Depart: Los Angeles, CA Destination: Tokyo & Bangkok Return: Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $8,037.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,037.50

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.

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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

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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.