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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

    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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    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

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Back to The Data

Office of

David Bonior


Total cost of 34 office trips: $66,775.88


Trips by David Bonior
Total cost of congressperson's 21 trips: $29,245.55

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,914.10
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Date: Feb 11, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,554.75
source

Destination: TEANECK, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $399.50
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,725.92
source

Destination: PAKISTAN INDIA KASHMIR
Sponsor: AMERICANS FOR PEACE IN SOUTH ASIA - PAKISTAN ANANT EDUCATION & RURAL DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION - INDIA KASHMIR
Purpose: EDUCATION FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 21, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $10,265.00
source

Destination: BOSTON - NEWARK - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 17, 2000
Expense: $479.50
source

Destination: DETROIT
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose:
Date: Jul 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS - CHICAGO - DETROIT
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS PAID FOR AIRFARE - NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS - HOTEL
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $564.06
source

Destination: NEW YORK, N.Y.
Sponsor: LABORER'S INTERNATIONAL UNION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 12, 2000
Expense: $415.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Muslim Arab Youth Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Dec 22, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,404.00
source

Destination: DETROIT - LOS ANGELES - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,568.22
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-D.C. - WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, W. VA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose:
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $475.00
source

Destination: MT. PLEASANT, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: International Union of Operating Engineers
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $168.54
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union (IAM)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $715.85
source

Destination: HARBOR SPRINGS MICHIGAN
Sponsor: National Association of Letter Carriers
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $259.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - CHICAGO - DETROIT
Sponsor: AFSCME (American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2001
Expense: $1,447.50
source

Destination: SAGINAW - CHICAGO - DETROIT
Sponsor: Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 7, 2001
Expense: $509.00
source

Destination: HARBOR SPRINGS, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $258.11
source

Destination: ONAWAY, MICHIGAN (BLACK LAKE)
Sponsor: United Auto Workers
Purpose: SPEAKERS ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $270.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: PAKISTANI ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 20, 2002
Expense: $225.00
source

Destination: DETROIT-LAS VEGAS-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: United Auto Workers
Purpose: SPEAKERS ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $526.60
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of David Bonior

Amina Akbar
Edward Bruley
Mary Doroshenk
Sarah Dufendach
Kathleen Gille
Erich Pfuehler
Allison Remsen



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.