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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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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.

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Office of

Sheila Jackson Lee


Total cost of 47 office trips: $161,386.69


Trips by Sheila Jackson Lee
Total cost of congressperson's 24 trips: $84,011.96

Destination: TRAVEL TO DALLAS - SPEAKING
Sponsor: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc
Purpose: CONVENTION SPEAKING
Date: Jul 9, 2000
Expense: $83.00
source

Destination: LV - FLORIDA
Sponsor: Ford Motor Minority Dealer Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND: FORD LINCOLN MERCURY MINORITY DEALERS ASSOCIATION CONF.
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,224.53
source

Destination: TRAVEL FROM HOUSTON - TO MONTGOMERY, ALA.
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: TO COMMEMORATE CIVIL RTS MARCH
Date: Mar 3, 2001
Expense: $665.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: ALSTON DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Purpose: TO ATTEND WOMENS LEGISLATIVE DAY CONF.
Date: Mar 5, 2001
Expense: $251.50
source

Destination: CBC TRIP - WASHINGTON TO SAN JOSE, CA.
Sponsor: AT&T/MICROSOFT/AMERICAN AIRLINES
Purpose: CBC TECH SUMMITT
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $747.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Botswana Confederation of Commerce Industry & Manpower
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $10,667.43
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Friends of Lou Jones
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT (NO HONORARIUM)
Date: May 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,390.75
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: American Petroleum Institute
Purpose:
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,338.25
source

Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Sponsor: Qatar Foundation
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE INAUGURAL CEREMONIES OF THE QATAR FOUNDATION'S "EDUCATION CITY" AND TO VISIT CAMP AL-SULAYAH IN DOHA, QATAR
Date: Oct 9, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $10,327.34
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL - NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: 8TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 8, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO - HAVANA, CUBA - CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: THE INTERRELIGIOUS FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS / THE CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS FOUNDATION
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, VISIT CONSTITUENTS AT THE LATIN AMERICAN MEDICAL SCHOOL
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,579.15
source

Destination: PARIS - ALGIERS
Sponsor: FONDATION EL AMIR ABDELKADER
Purpose: TO OBSERVE THE APRIL 2004 ALGERIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, WHICH INCLUDED AN INVITATION ON OTHER INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS IN ORDER TO INSURE ORDERLY VOTING OPERATIONS
Date: Apr 6, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $9,794.89
source

Destination: SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - BRASILIA, BRAZIL - SALVADOR, BRAZIL
Sponsor: IGATES TECHNOLOGIES; PHARMA; CITIGROUP; PORT OF NEW ORLEANS; GENERAL MOTORS; COCA COLA; GLAXO SMITHKLEIN
Purpose: A FACT-FINDING MISSION FOCUSED ON EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN BUSINESSES IN BRAZIL THROUGH TRADE AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE AFRO-BRAZILIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $8,777.45
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,402.72
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: SKINNER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Purpose: AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Date: Jul 10, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $860.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - MIAMI - HOUSTON
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TOWN HALL MEETING; THE BLACK LATINO ALLIANCE: SHAPING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER FOR SUCCESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Date: Oct 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $535.20
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY - HUNTSVILLE, AL - HOUSTON
Sponsor: OAKWOOD COLLEGE
Purpose: TO SPEAK WITH THE STUDENTS DURING THEIR WEEKLY CHAPEL REGARDING THE IMPORTANCE OF VOTING & THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS FROM HER PERSPECTIVE AS A MEMBER OF CONGRESS
Date: Oct 19, 2004
Expense: $660.30
source

Destination: NEWARK, NJ - DETROIT, MI - HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: BLACK WOMEN'S DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THEIR ANNUAL LUNCHEON REGARDING THE IMPORTANCE OF VOTING & THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS FROM HER PERSPECTIVE AS A MBMER OF CONGRESS
Date: Oct 22, 2004
Expense: $884.70
source

Destination: HOUSTON - MIAMI - ST. KITTS - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: 9TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,305.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: State of the African American Male Initiative
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OAKLAND FORUM FOR THE STATE OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE
Date: Dec 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $988.19
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $6,745.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE-SRI LANKA-NEWARK
Sponsor: Communications Consortium Media Center
Purpose: TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $988.73
source

Destination: D.C. TO CAIRO-3/19-TO PARIS 3/20-PARIS-EGYPT 3/25-LEAVE CAIRO
Sponsor: American Arab Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO MAINTAIN BI-LATEST RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. & EGYPT
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $9,603.00
source

Destination: WASH DC TO NEW YORK, DOHA, QATAR, N'DJAMENA, CHAD
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: DOHA (ATTEND CONFERENCE ON TREE TRADE AND DEMOCRACY). CHAD (VISIT REFUGEE CAMPS; HUMANITARIAN FACT-FINDING)
Date: Mar 27, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $10,142.43
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sheila Jackson Lee

Assad Akhter
Wendy Brafman
Leon Buck
Mark Carrie
Lillie Coney
Andres Dhokai
Vanessa Griddine
Rajah Manno
Ravi Sawhney
Dana Thompson
Yohannes Tsehai
James Williams
Gerald Womack



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.