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.

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

Silvestre Reyes


Total cost of 30 office trips: $44,602.29


Trips by Silvestre Reyes
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $16,593.33

Destination:
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: May 29, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $8,550.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: US-Mexico Cultural & Educational Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,498.18
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: EL PASO TO PHOENIX TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS
Purpose: TO DELIVER A SPEECH DURING 72ND ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jun 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $682.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SAN ANTONIO TO EL PASO, TX
Sponsor: SOUTHWEST VOTER REGISTRATION EDUCATION PROJECT
Purpose: TO DELIVER A SPEECH AT THE LATINO VOTE 2001 BANQUET.
Date: Jun 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $972.25
source

Destination: PHOENIX TO LOS ANGELES TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,338.50
source

Destination: CIUDAD JUAREZ, MX
Sponsor: LATIN AMERICA WORKING GROUP WASHINGTON OFFICE ON LATIN AMERICA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT UNRESOLVED MURDERS OF GIRLS AND WOMEN IN CIUDAD JUAREZ, WHICH BORDERS WITH EL PASO, TX.
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $272.00
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: Air Force Sergeants Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT AIRFORCE SERGEANTS ASSOCIATION WHERE HE WAS AWARDED AFSA'S L. MENDEL RIVERS AWARD OF LEGISLATIVE EXCELLENCE
Date: Aug 2, 2005
Expense: $330.40
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Silvestre Reyes

Elva Allan
Perry Brody
Enrique Gallegos
Kira Maas
Rene Munoz
Salvador Payan
Alejandro Perez
Michael Torra
Guillermo Valenzuela



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.