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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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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

  • 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.