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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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  • 12.08.14

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  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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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.

Back to The Data

Office of

Henry Bonilla


Total cost of 23 office trips: $52,324.13


Trips by Henry Bonilla
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $28,085.63

Destination: MIDLAND, DELL CITY, FT STOCKTON
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: OVERSIGHT OF PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE FACILITIES
Date: Aug 28, 2000
Expense: $1,487.50
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: GMA EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose:
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,032.13
source

Destination: AWARD PRESENTATION
Sponsor: TEXAS RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION
Purpose: AWARD PRESENTATION
Date: Mar 27, 2002
Expense: $1,795.25
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,759.24
source

Destination: S.A-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Toyota Motor Corporation
Purpose: OFFICIAL EVENT
Date: Feb 10, 2003
Expense: $944.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: NY, NY
Sponsor: AMI
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,649.58
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Food Marketing Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,051.70
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: INTERVIEW ON THE DAILY SHOW
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,174.59
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: Food Marketing Institute
Purpose: SUBSTANTIAL PARTICIPATION
Date: Jan 21, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,233.69
source

Destination: LGA
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 24, 2005
Expense: $289.24
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-TEL AVIV
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $9,890.71
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Henry Bonilla

Carolyn Hensarling
Marcus Lubin
Mary Pearson
Kelly Ploeg
Stephen Ruhlen



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.