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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.

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

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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.

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Office of

Luis Gutierrez


Total cost of 36 office trips: $94,081.52


Trips by Luis Gutierrez
Total cost of congressperson's 28 trips: $72,898.03

Destination: TAMPA, FL
Sponsor: National Council of La Raza
Purpose: HISPANIC LEADERS RETREAT-ENCUENTRO
Date: Dec 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,717.02
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES-PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN SEIU IMMIGRATION RALLY AND VARIOUS EVENTS
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,708.65
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO TAIWAN
Date: May 27, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $8,600.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO
Sponsor: National Council of La Raza
Purpose: ENCUENTRO-LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Dec 26, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $2,066.79
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE LATINO COALITION
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT OUR LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON
Date: Oct 24, 2002
Expense: $564.00
source

Destination: GUADALAJARA-JALISCO
Sponsor: ILLINOIS HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $941.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS INSTITUTE BOARD RETREAT
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,204.30
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: ATTEND BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAK AT IMMIGRATION RALLY
Date: Jun 14, 2003
Expense: $562.50
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: Alliance Data Systems
Purpose: SPEAK ON IMMIGRATION
Date: Jun 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $921.98
source

Destination: EL PASO-CIUDAD JUAREZ
Sponsor: LATIN AMERICAN WORKING GROUP-WASHINGTON OFFICE OF LATIN AMERICA
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION REGARDING CIUDAD JUAREZ MURDERS
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,453.58
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: SONY AND THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TRI CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,277.58
source

Destination: SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspira
Purpose: ASPIRA: LATINO EDUCATION SUMMIT
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,500.00
source

Destination: HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: National Council of La Raza
Purpose: HISPANIC LEADERS RETREAT-ENCUENTRO
Date: Dec 27, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,601.00
source

Destination: ACAPULCO
Sponsor: ILLINOIS HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: IMMIGRATION FORUM AND PRESENTATION
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $935.00
source

Destination: FT LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE/CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE-"WASHINGTON OUTLOOK" PARTICIPANT
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $5,864.70
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT-PARTICIPANT
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $6,049.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Association of Latino Elected Officials and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK ON A PANEL AT THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LATINO ELECTED OFFICIALS NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 24, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $905.20
source

Destination: PHOENIX
Sponsor: National Council of La Raza
Purpose: SPEAKER AT NCLR NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $817.20
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: TRI CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT-PARTICIPANT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,176.07
source

Destination: AMMAN, JORDAN-TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND MEETING IN JORDAN AND ISRAEL
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $10,906.00
source

Destination: GUADALAJARA
Sponsor: National Council of La Raza
Purpose: RETREAT OF HISPANIC LEADERS-ENCUENTRO
Date: Dec 27, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,330.84
source

Destination: TABASCO
Sponsor: ILLINOIS HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: IMMIGRATION FORUM AND PRESENTATION
Date: Jan 31, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $850.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE/CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN "WASHINGTON OUTLOOK PANEL" DURING THE FUTURE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $7,080.52
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: LATINO INSTITUTE
Purpose: SUMMIT WITH LATINO LEADERS ON HIGHER EDUCATION
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,468.90
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Purpose: SERVICE EMPLOYEES AND INDUSTRIES UNION: "DIALOGUE OF PUERTO RICAN LEADERS ON SOCIAL ISSUES"
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $777.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SAN JUAN, PR-CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Association of Latino Elected Officials and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $866.20
source

Destination: NEWARK, NJ
Sponsor: LATINO INSTITUTE
Purpose: SPEAK AT A LECTURE, REGARDING IMMIGRATION ISSUES
Date: Aug 30, 2005
Expense: $526.60
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Luis Gutierrez

Susan Collins
Enrique Fernandez-Toledo
Jennice Fuentes
Joan Kato
Kellie Larkin
Annie Toro



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.