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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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SOLIS, HILDA, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $18,468.54

Average cost per trip - $1,319.18
Total number of days spent traveling - 48 days
Rank of representative - 320 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Laborers' International Union of North America
Dates - January 29, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Key note speaker at regional conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $414.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $434.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 22, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - meetings
Notes -

Travel Cost - $310.50
Lodging Cost - $85.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $395.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - William C. Velasquez Institute
Dates - April 11, 2001 - April 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - Not specified

Travel Cost - $802.50
Lodging Cost - $362.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,214.50

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - location and purpose of this trip were not specified on the disclosure. [assumed destination]

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) - Lexington Institute
Dates - January 2, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - educational exchange/fact-finding
Notes - other expenses include airport tax

Travel Cost - $1,523.00
Lodging Cost - $869.00
Meal Cost - $172.00
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $2,584.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.
Dates - May 5, 2002 - May 7, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - participated in conference
Notes - other expenses are for car service

Travel Cost - $195.00
Lodging Cost - $1,037.16
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $644.00
Total Cost - $1,976.16

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Salvadorean-American National Network, Inter-American Foundation
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 17, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - El Salvador - Nicaragua

Purpose - educational exchange/fact-finding
Notes - other expenses are for "airport assistance"

Travel Cost - $847.00
Lodging Cost - $146.00
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost - $26.00
Total Cost - $1,039.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Latin America Working Group - Washington Office on Latin America
Dates - October 10, 2003 - October 13, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - El Paso, TX

Purpose - Fact-finding mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $773.85
Lodging Cost - $294.53
Meal Cost - $212.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,280.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - January 22, 2003 - January 24, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Educational/Fact finding, Puerto Rico
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,020.00
Lodging Cost - $390.00
Meal Cost - $149.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,559.50

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Participate in conference on education reform
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - Cancun, Mexico - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $1,216.90
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $810.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $4,076.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Legacy Foundation
Dates - July 9, 2004 - July 12, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Miami - Washington, DC Any time not at sponsor's expense: 2 Days This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Drum Major Institute
Dates - June 25, 2005 - June 27, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaker at Public Policy Series
Notes - Washington, DC - New York, NY - Washington, DC Personal expenses: 6-25-05

Travel Cost - $283.90
Lodging Cost - $206.44
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $490.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Amnesty Int'l
Dates - July 2, 2005 - July 2, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - To speak regarding legislation introduced by her on Ciudad Juarez
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - San Diego - Los Angeles, CA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $470.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $470.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Legacy Foundation, Coalition to Promote Minority Health, Service Employee Int'l Union, America's Health Insurance Plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield Assn, Aetna, Well Point, United Health Group
Dates - July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose -
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $722.66
Lodging Cost - $459.30
Meal Cost - $223.70
Other Cost - $53.16
Total Cost - $1,458.82

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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    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
  • 11.12.14

    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.
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    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.