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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.

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  • 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

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    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

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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

    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 The Data

Office of

John Cornyn


Total cost of 46 office trips: $114,288.63


Trips by John Cornyn
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $62,749.99

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: Republican Jewish Coalition
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL RJC CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 31, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $5,200.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: Toyota Motor Corporation
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNOUNCEMENT CEREMONY FOR NEW TOYOTA MANUFACTURING PLANT IN SAN ANTONIO
Date: Feb 10, 2003
Expense: $2,966.25
source

Destination: LAREDO, TX
Sponsor: WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CEREMONY
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $139.00
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: DALLAS PRAYER BREAKFAST
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $89.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: ATTENDED THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE'S CONGRESS AND THE ECONOMY PROGRAM
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,911.88
source

Destination: MCALLEN, TEXAS AND ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Jerusalem Fund for Education & Community Development
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 10, 2003
Expense: $2,236.00
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Pilgrim's Pride
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Date: Oct 20, 2003
Expense: $2,446.00
source

Destination: NEW DELHI, AGRA, AND HYDERABAD, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $13,818.89
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: TEXAS REVIEW OF LAW AND POLITICS
Purpose: SPEAK TO TEXAS REVIEW OF LAW AND POLITICS
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,442.54
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO SAN ANTONIO
Sponsor: LARRY BENSON, LP INVESTMENTS
Purpose: PORTRAIT HANGING AT ST. MARY'S LAW SCHOOL AND SPEAK AT CENTER FOR TERRORISM LAW OPENING
Date: Apr 2, 2004
Expense: $756.69
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: PATRICK KENNEDY JR
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE TRINITY UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT
Date: May 15, 2004
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TEXAS
Sponsor: Texas Council for the Humanities
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE INSTITUTE ON CONGRESS AND AMERICAN HISTORY
Date: Jun 13, 2004
Expense: $209.34
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TEXAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Aug 12, 2004
Expense: $100.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: GIVE REMARKS TO THE AIPAC SENATE CLUB (PART OF THE AIPAC NATIONAL SUMMIT)
Date: Oct 23, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $743.40
source

Destination: ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Stanford Financial Group Co
Purpose: FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY FACT-FINDING MISSION HOSTED BY CONSTITUENT COMPANY WITH SUBSTANTIAL OPERATIONS ON SITE
Date: Nov 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $7,441.00
source

Destination: HILDALGO, TEXAS
Sponsor: Borderfest
Purpose: RECEIVE 2005 BORDER TEXAN OF THE YEAR AWARD AND SPEECH
Date: Mar 1, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $22,000.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Cornyn

Katherine Bloemendal
Spencer Chambers
Beth Jafari
Tiffany Kebodeaux
Robert Kincaid
Peter Olson
Russell Thomasson
Josh Winegarner
Matt Winslow



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.