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(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.

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.

Back to all reports

Congressional Hispanic Caucus - $25,170.83 spent on 22 trips
100.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

ACEVEDO-VILA, ANIBAL - Democratic Party
February 21, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (3 days)
McAllen, TX - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - CHCI Board of Directors Retreat
Total Cost - $574.00

BECERRA, XAVIER - Democratic Party
April 19, 2002 - April 20, 2002 (2 days)
Leesburg, VA
Purpose - Congressional Tri-Caucus Retreat
Total Cost - $299.00

BECERRA, XAVIER - Democratic Party
April 20, 2002 - April 20, 2002 (1 days)
Leesburg, VA
Purpose - Tri-Caucus Retreat
Total Cost - $299.00

BECERRA, XAVIER - Democratic Party
January 22, 2003 - January 26, 2003 (5 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Board Meeting Retreat
Total Cost - $1,444.90

HINOJOSA, RUBEN E - Democratic Party
May 19, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - CHCI Trip to New York
Total Cost - $1,230.17

MENENDEZ, ROBERT - Democratic Party
January 19, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (5 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - board meeting
Total Cost - $1,623.09

MENENDEZ, ROBERT - Democratic Party
February 21, 2001 - February 24, 2001 (4 days)
Newark, NJ
Purpose - CHCI Board Member
Total Cost - $639.00

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
January 19, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (5 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - CHCI board member retreat and meeting
Total Cost - $2,538.98

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
February 21, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (5 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Planning and organization
Total Cost - $722.82

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
January 20, 2003 - January 26, 2003 (7 days)
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Board of directors meeting
Total Cost - $1,706.80

ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
January 19, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (5 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Board of Directors retreat
Total Cost - $1,629.09

PASTOR, EDWARD L - Democratic Party
May 19, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Visit Wall Street; meet Citibank Corp. and other financial persons
Total Cost - $1,367.36

PASTOR, EDWARD L - Democratic Party
January 18, 2000 - January 20, 2000 (3 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - CHCI Board retreat and board meeting
Total Cost - $1,303.55

PASTOR, EDWARD L - Democratic Party
February 8, 2002 - February 10, 2002 (3 days)
Kingsmill, VA
Purpose - board retreat
Total Cost - $669.94

PASTOR, EDWARD L - Democratic Party
January 22, 2003 - January 25, 2003 (4 days)
Puerto Rico
Purpose - CHCI Board meeting and CHCI Board Retreat
Total Cost - $1,923.17

ROYBAL-ALLARD, LUCILLE - Democratic Party
May 19, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Fact-finding tour or Wall Street and visit with finance officers
Total Cost - $1,367.36

SANCHEZ, LORETTA - Democratic Party
February 21, 2001 - February 22, 2001 (2 days)
McAllen, TX
Purpose - meetings
Total Cost - $424.00

SOLIS, HILDA - Democratic Party
February 21, 2001 - February 22, 2001 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - meetings
Total Cost - $395.50

SOLIS, HILDA - Democratic Party
January 22, 2003 - January 24, 2003 (3 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Educational/Fact finding, Puerto Rico
Total Cost - $1,559.50

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
March 30, 2005 - March 31, 2005 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Representing CHCI as Chairwoman and leading housing workshops for CHCI
Total Cost - $470.10

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
January 22, 2003 - January 26, 2003 (5 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Board Retreat
Total Cost - $2,204.30

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
October 3, 2005 - October 4, 2005 (2 days)
NY
Co-sponsor(s): Nielsen Media Research
Purpose - Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute panel discussion regarding programs with the University of NY system including 11 colleges and 6 community colleges. The Congresswoman represented the CHCI as Chair.
Total Cost - $779.20

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.