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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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STENHOLM, CHARLIE W, Democratic Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 36
Total cost of trips - $56,150.96

Average cost per trip - $1,559.75
Total number of days spent traveling - 82 days
Rank of representative - 111 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Farm Foundation
Dates - January 7, 2000 - January 8, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Corpus Christi, TX

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $304.00
Lodging Cost - $157.55
Meal Cost - $110.00
Other Cost - $8.00
Total Cost - $579.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Grain Sorghum
Dates - February 20, 2000 - February 21, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Corpus Christi, TX

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $475.00
Lodging Cost - $94.00
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $614.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for International Policy
Dates - April 23, 2000 - April 26, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - fact-finding trip on international prescription drug cost differential
Notes -

Travel Cost - $819.69
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $180.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,299.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Farm Bureau Federation
Dates - January 10, 2000 - January 10, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - conference on farm policy issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $826.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost - $4.00
Total Cost - $870.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Cotton Council
Dates - January 4, 2000 - January 5, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Discussion regarding Federal Regulations involving the cotton industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $130.00
Lodging Cost - $128.00
Meal Cost - $32.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $290.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
Dates - December 3, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $443.50
Lodging Cost - $133.10
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $12.00
Total Cost - $588.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Grain and Feed
Dates - March 30, 2000 - March 31, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,801.00
Lodging Cost - $265.00
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,091.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Sugar Alliance
Dates - August 7, 2000 - August 9, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Steamboat Springs, CO

Purpose - speech
Notes - took wife, Cindy Nettles; amended: originally listed spouse's meal expenses as $110

Travel Cost - $1,914.80
Lodging Cost - $462.63
Meal Cost - $271.47
Other Cost - $5.00
Total Cost - $2,653.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection
Dates - February 26, 2000 - February 28, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Tucson, AZ

Purpose - speech
Notes - took wife, Cindy Stenholm

Travel Cost - $1,144.00
Lodging Cost - $558.00
Meal Cost - $257.51
Other Cost - $10.00
Total Cost - $1,969.51

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - November 9, 2000 - November 9, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Westfield, NJ

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $481.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $511.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 22, 2000 - September 24, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - annual meeting w/ Brd. Of Directors
Notes - took wife, Cindy Stenholm

Travel Cost - $155.20
Lodging Cost - $1,331.95
Meal Cost - $151.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,638.65

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - bipartisan planning for agriculture comm. Agenda
Notes - took wife, Cindy Stenholm

Travel Cost - $72.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $270.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $482.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Texas Medical Association
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 24, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Austin, TX

Purpose - speech
Notes - other expenses are not specified

Travel Cost - $160.88
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $90.73
Other Cost - $11.00
Total Cost - $262.61

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Food Marketing Institute
Dates - January 14, 2001 - January 16, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - speech
Notes - Other expenses not specified. Spouse Cindy Stenholm accompanied.

Travel Cost - $3,292.25
Lodging Cost - $998.80
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $4,326.05

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Greetings, Colgate Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson
Dates - January 14, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Not specified
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $200.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Independent Cattlemen's Association
Dates - June 18, 2001 - June 18, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Corpus Christi, TX

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $246.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $286.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mosquito Control Association
Dates - February 18, 2001 - February 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - speech
Notes - Spouse Cindy Stenholm accompanied.

Travel Cost - $126.76
Lodging Cost - $99.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $5.00
Total Cost - $230.76

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Chicken Council
Dates - February 10, 2001 - February 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,889.60
Lodging Cost - $1,221.00
Meal Cost - $722.49
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,833.09

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Dairy Foods Association
Dates - January 22, 2001 - January 24, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - annual policy meeting
Notes - Other expenses not specified. Spouse Cindy Stenholm accompanied.

Travel Cost - $1,564.00
Lodging Cost - $569.80
Meal Cost - $489.72
Other Cost - $25.00
Total Cost - $2,648.52

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Horse Council
Dates - October 26, 2001 - October 26, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speech
Notes - Spouse Cindy Stenholm accompanied.

Travel Cost - $539.50
Lodging Cost - $785.42
Meal Cost - $726.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,050.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Dates - March 11, 2001 - March 12, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $689.25
Lodging Cost - $165.00
Meal Cost - $43.59
Other Cost - $5.00
Total Cost - $902.84

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Sugar Alliance
Dates - August 4, 2001 - August 7, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Sun Valley, ID

Purpose - speech
Notes - Other costs not specified. Spouse Cindy Stenholm accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,435.40
Lodging Cost - $836.00
Meal Cost - $547.00
Other Cost - $30.00
Total Cost - $3,848.40

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - 2001 bipartisan congressional retreat
Notes - meals included in lodging costs

Travel Cost - $126.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $786.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers
Dates - July 19, 2002 - July 20, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Kerrville, TX

Purpose - speech
Notes - This is includes the ammendment - original didn't disclose meal cost - which was filed with 2003 records on 04/30/2003.

Travel Cost - $340.50
Lodging Cost - $88.48
Meal Cost - $65.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $493.98

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Farm Credit Council
Dates - January 20, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes - accompanied by spouse Cindy Stenholm

Travel Cost - $3,398.00
Lodging Cost - $196.00
Meal Cost - $99.41
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,693.41

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Texas Bankers Association
Dates - March 21, 2002 - March 22, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $923.25
Lodging Cost - $110.91
Meal Cost - $13.95
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,048.11

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Farm Credit Bank of Texas
Dates - April 4, 2002 - April 4, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - speech
Notes - Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $225.94
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $18.89
Other Cost - $14.00
Total Cost - $258.83

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - April 30, 2003 - April 30, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Berkeley Heights, NJ

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $548.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $563.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Sugar Alliance
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 5, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Blaine, WA

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $670.82
Lodging Cost - $667.65
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,458.47

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade
Dates - March 13, 2003 - March 16, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Participation in Panel Discussion for Annual Conference
Notes - Cindy Stenholm, spouse, accompanied. Other cost is for tips.

Travel Cost - $3,098.40
Lodging Cost - $1,577.83
Meal Cost - $715.90
Other Cost - $18.00
Total Cost - $5,410.13

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Farm Broadcasters
Dates - November 13, 2003 - November 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $486.50
Lodging Cost - $131.00
Meal Cost - $65.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $682.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sinclair Oil Corp.
Dates - September 7, 2003 - September 8, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sun Valley, ID

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Cindy Stenholm, spouse

Travel Cost - $3,409.20
Lodging Cost - $431.79
Meal Cost - $170.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,010.99

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 - Congressional Retreat
Notes - Meal included with lodging

Travel Cost - $175.00
Lodging Cost - $713.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $888.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - February 23, 2004 - February 23, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Berkeley Heights, NJ

Purpose -
Notes - no purpose given

Travel Cost - $558.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $568.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Soap and Detergent Association
Dates - January 30, 2004 - January 31, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $950.25
Lodging Cost - $384.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,534.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Food Marketing Institute
Dates - January 10, 2004 - January 12, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - speech
Notes - spouse - Cindy Stenholm - other costs is parking

Travel Cost - $1,232.50
Lodging Cost - $828.40
Meal Cost - $500.60
Other Cost - $15.00
Total Cost - $2,576.50

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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  • 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.