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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 11.17.14

    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.

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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 11.17.14

    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.

Back to all reports

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - $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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 11.17.14

    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.