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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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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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

  • 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.