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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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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Office of

Jo Bonner


Total cost of 13 office trips: $38,404.64


Trips by Jo Bonner
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $25,993.10

Destination: MOBILE, ALABAMA - TEGUCIGALPO, HONDURAS (AND BACK)
Sponsor: D.R.G., INC. - MOBILE, ALABAMA; S.J. & L., INC. - MOBILE, ALABAMA
Purpose: REVIEW RECONSTRUCTION OF HONDURAS IN AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE MITCH; RECEIVE FIRST-HAND ACCOUNTING OF USAID EMERGENCY FUNDING.
Date: Aug 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,038.87
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Singapore Technologies
Purpose: EDUCATION ON ST & SUBSIDIARIES POTENTIAL WORK IN U.S./ALABAMA
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $6,207.24
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM-MOBILE, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Southern Co
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FACT-FINDING TRIP TO POWER SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT IN WILSONVILLE, ALABAMA
Date: Jun 8, 2001
Expense: $304.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE AND SOUTHERN COMPANY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN IN NEVADA
Date: Aug 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $866.81
source

Destination: SANDESTIN, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Business Council of Alabama
Purpose: SPEECH AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $185.00
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Hyundai Motor America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HYUNDAI MOTOR MANUFACTURING ALABAMA GRAND OPENING CEREMONY, TO PARTICIPATE IN A FACT FINDING TOUR OF THE PLANT OPERATIONS, TO LEARN ABOUT THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HYUNDAI'S FIRST U.S. MANUFACTURING PLANT, AND TO MEET WITH HYUNDAI EXECU
Date: May 20, 2005
Expense: $824.73
source

Destination: PARIS
Sponsor: Mobile Airport Authority
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A DINNER MEETING AND PRESENTATION TO THE EUROPEAN AERONAUTIC DEFENCE AND SPACE COMPANY (EADS) REGARDING A PROPOSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING AND ASSEMBLY CENTER IN THE FIRST DISTRICT OF ALABAMA. TO MEET WITH EADS EXECUTIVES AND LOCAL, STATE A
Date: Jun 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,942.55
source

Destination: MOBILE, AL
Sponsor: European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS NV
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING MOBILE, AL AS THE SELECTED SITE FOR A EADS AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING AND FACILITY CENTER. TO MEET WITH EADS EXECUTIVES AND LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS REPRESENTING THE FIRST DISTRICT AND THE STATE OF ALABA
Date: Jun 22, 2005
Expense: $3,122.88
source

Destination: MOBILE, AL - TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: TO EXPLORE FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES AFFECTING ISRAEL AND THE U.S. AND THE COUNTRIES' RESPONSE TO THOSE ISSUES. TO PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS WITH ISRAELI GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, MILITARY OFFICERS, US OFFICIALS, PALESTINIANS AND LEADING AC
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $10,501.02
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jo Bonner

J Watson Donald
Jonathan Hand
Alan Spencer
Kelle Strickland



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.