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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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(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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    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

Maxine Waters


Total cost of 73 office trips: $159,704.48


Trips by Maxine Waters
Total cost of congressperson's 62 trips: $149,572.44

Destination: BALTIMORE - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: DISCUSSION ON LABOR ISSUES
Date: Sep 11, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $355.19
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN LEADERSHIP PANEL TO DISCUSS CENSUS 2000, HIV/AIDS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY, AND ISSUES OF BLACK FARMERS; PARTICIPANT IN MARTIN LUTHER KING COMMEMORATION ACTIVITIES.
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,552.92
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES - HAVANA, CUBA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: INTERRELIGIOUS FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION (IFCO)/PASTORS FOR PEACE
Purpose: LEAD DELEGATION OF MONITORS TO THE U.S. MEDICAL/HEALTHCARE EXHIBITION IN HAVANA, CUBA
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,421.42
source

Destination: BLACKSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Virginia Tech
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2000 CELEBRATION
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,522.03
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - LAS VEGAS, NV - LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: PROFESSIONAL BAIL AGENTS OF THE UNITED STATES
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE 2000 PBUS WINTER CONFERENCE AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Date: Feb 23, 2000
Expense: $3,243.90
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: SEATTLE HIGHLINE COLLEGE FOUNDATION
Purpose: FEATURED LECTURER ON "HIP HOP AND AMERICAN SOCIETY," A PROGRAM FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Date: Feb 24, 2000
Expense: $522.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES - LOUISVILLE, KY - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: AME Church
Purpose: DELIVER THE PRINCIPAL ADDRESS AT THE A.M.E. 13TH DISTRICT CELEBRATION N HONOR OF BISHOP H.H. BROOKINS
Date: Mar 20, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,957.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - BOSTON, MA - JEFFERSON CITY, MO - CHICAGO, IL - LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: DIMOCK COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER (BOSTON); LINCOLN UNIVERSITY (JEFFERSON CITY, MO); QUENTIN B. GARTH SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION (CHICAGO, IL)
Purpose: (BOSTON) KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT ANNUAL WOMEN'S HEALTH FORUM LUNCHEON; (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER; (CHICAGO) KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT FOUNDATION'S ANNUAL
Date: May 11, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $3,400.05
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC -DENVER, CO SPOUSE: LOS ANGELES - DENVER, CO
Sponsor: Sister Cities Foundation
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT BANQUET HELD IN CONNECTION WITH CONFERENCE. SPEAK ON VARIOUS ISSUES RELATED TO AFRICA
Date: Jun 30, 2000
Expense: $2,378.00
source

Destination: DENVER, CO - NEW ORLEANS, LA - LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Essence Communications
Purpose: SPEAKER AND PARTICIPANT IN ESSENCE EMPOWERMENT SEMINAR ON THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $5,508.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Links Inc
Purpose: RECIPIENT OF THE CATLETT AWARD FOR SERVICE AND SPEAKER AT 2000 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF LINKS, INC.
Date: Jul 7, 2000
Expense: $567.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: United Steelworkers of America
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE CONVENTION OF THE UNITED STEEL WORKERS
Date: Aug 9, 2000
Expense: $465.00
source

Destination: FRESNO, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL WOMEN'S POLITICAL CAUCUS
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY LUNCHEON
Date: Aug 26, 2000
Expense: $330.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA - MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA - BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: SPEAKER AND CONGRESSIONAL PARTICIPANT AT THE CARIB NEWS FIFTH ANNUAL MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,340.00
source

Destination: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA - KINGSTON
Sponsor: MUSTARD SEED COMMUNITIES
Purpose: SPECIAL GUEST AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT BANQUET
Date: Nov 10, 2000
Expense: $340.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: LOUISIANA BLACK LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE LOUISIANA BLACK LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS 16TH ANNUAL BAYOU CLASSIC JAZZ BRUNCH
Date: Nov 23, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $5,551.36
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues
Purpose: RECIPIENT OF THE JOHN ALLEN BLUE AWARD FOR HER ONGOING WORK ON HIV/AIDS
Date: Dec 1, 2000
Expense: $410.88
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: CALIFORNIA COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL
Purpose: FEATURED SPEAKER AT CONGRESSIONAL RECEPTION ALSO ATTENDED BY REPS. SAM FARR, LORETTA SANCHEZ, JANE HARMAN AND CAL DOOLEY. FEATURED SPEAKER AND AWARD RECIPIENT AT BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF ARTISTS SPONSORED BY CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $600.50
source

Destination: HOUSTON
Sponsor: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc
Purpose: ATTEND PRAYER BREAKFAST; SPEAKER AT NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERSHIP FORUM; ATTEND RECEPTION; ATTEND WORSHIP SERVICE
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $4,629.43
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO
Sponsor: Washington University in St Louis
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH LUNCHEON PROGRAM
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $4,415.00
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, ALA TO TALLAHASSEE, FL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: NATIONAL COUNCIL ON CRIME AND DELINQUENCY
Purpose: SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER AT A MOCK HEARING: DIFFERENTIAL TREATMENT OF MINORITY YOUTH IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
Date: Mar 5, 2001
Expense: $1,509.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK TO RALEIGH, NC TO DETROIT
Sponsor: ESSENCE AWARDS (NY), WAKE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN (RALEIGH), AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (DETROIT)
Purpose: PRESENTER OF AWARDS (NY), KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT BREAKFAST EVENT (RALEIGH), KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND AWARD RECIPIENT (DETROIT)
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,637.50
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO, CA
Sponsor: AFSCME (American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees)
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE DINNER
Date: May 6, 2001
Expense: $790.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW ORLEANS TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Southern University at New Orleans
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER AND PARTICIPANT IN OTHER COMMENCEMENT ACTIVITIES
Date: May 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $5,267.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO CHICAGO TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Quentis B Garth Foundation
Purpose: FEATURED SPEAKER AT GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AND UNVEILING OF PORTRAIT FOR FOUNDATION WHICH PROVIDES EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN
Date: May 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,448.00
source

Destination: ALBUQUERQUE
Sponsor: Drug Policy Alliance
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT LINDESMITH FIRST NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 1, 2001
Expense: $2,606.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES TO ST. LOUIS TO NEW ORLEANS TO WASHINGTON
Sponsor: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (ST LOUIS), GREENPEACE (NEW ORLEANS), MAHOGANY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION (ST LOUIS)
Purpose: GRADUATION SPEAKER FOR GED PROGRAM (ST LOUIS), LEADERSHIP DELEGATION ON TOUR OF CANCER ALLEY (NEW ORLEANS), HONORARY SPECIAL GUEST RECIPIENT OF BLACK HERITAGE AWARD (ST LOUIS)
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,348.30
source

Destination: NORFOLK, VA TO TALLAHASSEE TO JACKSONVILLE, FL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: DEMOCRACY SUMMER INSTITUTE (TALLAHASSEE), HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ELECTION REFORM (JACKSONVILLE)
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT DEMOCRACY SUMMER ORGANIZING COMMITTEE CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 17, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,479.65
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO NEW ORLEANS TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKER FOR THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE AT THE NATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE "WOMEN IN THE NAACP" WORKSHOP
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT A WOMEN'S LUNCHEON OF THE SCLC CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,741.71
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ALBUQUERQUE TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Youth Development Inc
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE PRE-SERVICE CONFERENCE AND ANNUAL TRAINING FOR HEADSTART STAFF AND PARENTS
Date: Aug 28, 2001
Expense: $2,181.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO HOUSTON TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT 2001 FREEDOM FUND AWARDS CELEBRATION
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,292.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ATLANTA TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: STATE OF THE BLACK WORLD CONFERENCE
Purpose: FEATURED PARTICIPANT AS PRESENTER AND PANELIST IN THE ASSESSMENT OF THE STATE OF BLACK AMERICA
Date: Nov 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,207.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: RECIPIENT OF THE "TOWER OF POWER" AWARD AT THE TENTH ANNUAL TRUMPET AWARDS, TURNER BROADCASTING. GUEST OF HONOR AT OTHER RELATED EVENTS OVER A THREE DAY PERIOD
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $4,371.10
source

Destination: ST LOUIS, MO
Sponsor: Harris-Stowe State College
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND RECIPIENT OF THE DISTINGUISHED CHAIRMAN'S AWARD AT THE STATE OF MISSOURI'S CELEBRATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR STATE CELEBRATION
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $5,635.79
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES TO ATLANTA TO NEW YORK
Sponsor: Spelman College
Purpose: SPEAKER AT FOUNDERS DAY GALA AND RETIREMENT TRIBUTE TO SPELMAN COLLEGE PRESIDENT DR AUDREY MANLEY
Date: Apr 5, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,922.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PHOENIX, AZ TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT NAACP FREEDOM FUND DINNER
Date: Apr 12, 2002
Expense: $2,368.50
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES TO JACKSON, MS TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE 7TH ANNUAL "DRUM MAJOR FOR JUSTICE AWARD" BANQUET
Date: May 19, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,987.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC. TO MIAMI TO SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO TO MIAMI TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Tom Joyner Foundation
Purpose: EXPERT PANELIST IN S SYMPOSIUM ON ARTICULATING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN AGENDA, MODERATED BY TAVIS SMILEY
Date: May 24, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $3,438.50
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES TO NEW ORLEANS TO WASHINGTON, DC; SPOUSE LOS ANGELES TO NEW ORLEANS TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: VICTORY CELEBRATION AND AWARD PRESENTATION BY THE NATIONAL BLACK ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE NETWORK
Date: Jul 3, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $3,214.00
source

Destination: COLUMBUS, OHIO TO DAYTON, OHIO
Sponsor: COSTS WERE SHARED BY OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY AND DAYTON CHAPTER OF S.C.L.C.
Purpose: MEET WITH STATE OF OHIO LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS; KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MARTIN LUTHER KING CEREMONY; AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT SCLC DAYTON CHAPTER PRAYER BREAKFAST
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $5,925.48
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES TO ORLANDO, FL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT M-POWERMENT LUNCHEON
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $5,322.81
source

Destination: WASHINGTON (BWI) TO SELMA, AL TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: NATIONAL VOTING RIGHTS MUSEUM
Purpose: SPEAKER AT A SERIES OF EVENTS DURING JUBILEE WEEKEND, OMEN'S INVISIBLE GIANTS CONFERENCE, JUBILEE DINNER, REENACTMENT OF EDMUND PETTUS BRIDGE CROSSING AND BLOODY SUNDAY
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,143.50
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR'S SUMMIT FOR WOMEN
Purpose: SPECIAL PRESENTER BEFORE A GATHERING ON 5,000 WOMEN EXAMINING A VARIETY OF ISSUES AFFECTING WOMEN
Date: Mar 31, 2003
Expense: $505.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES TO DETROIT TO DC
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT A PUBLIC POLICY RECEPTION (APR 25); NAACP CAREER DAY SPEAKER (APRIL 26); NAACP HIP-HOP SUMMIT SPEAKER (APR 26); NAACP FREEDOM FUND DINNER SPEAKER (APR 27)
Date: Apr 25, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,780.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO CHICAGO TO ST LOUIS (PERSONAL TRAVEL FROM ST LOUIS TO DCA)
Sponsor: American Friends Service Committee
Purpose: KEYNOTE A CONFERENCE, "DIALOGUE REGARDING ISSUES IMPACTING WOMEN OF COLOR," AND A MEETING "DIALOGUE REGARDING THE PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT"
Date: May 10, 2003
Expense: $1,542.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO JACKSON, TN TO ASPEN, CO (ONLY WASHINGTON TO JACKSON, TN PORTION PAID FOR BY SPONSOR)
Sponsor: METRO FORUM NEWSPAPER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Purpose: SPEAKER AND GUEST OF HONOR AT METRO FORUM SCHOLARSHIP AND TRIBUTE DINNER
Date: Jul 26, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $792.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: National Association of Realtors
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND COUNCIL AWARD RECIPIENT AT N.A.R.E.B. ANNUAL AWARDS LUNCHEON & INSTALLATION LUNCHEON
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,791.00
source

Destination: ST LOUIS
Sponsor: Gateway Classic Sports Foundation
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE INDUCTION CEREMONY OF 2003 WALK OF FAME PRESENTATION
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $762.00
source

Destination: DENVER, CO
Sponsor: JOHN & EDNA MOSLEY RECOGNITION COMMITTEE
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT JOHN & EDNA MOSLEY RECOGNITION TRIBUTE
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $538.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO CLEVELAND TO SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Zachary Reed Scholarship Fund
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT ZACHARY REED SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON
Date: Oct 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $945.00
source

Destination: CLEVELAND, OHIO TO SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: MEETING OF THE TRI-CAUCUS
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,970.90
source

Destination: NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: PRINCIPAL PARTICIPANT AT NEW YORK CARIB NEWS 8TH ANNUAL MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REAL ESTATE BROKERS
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT HOME BUYER, HOME RETENTION FAIR AND EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP
Date: Jan 23, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $504.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO BOSTON TO MIAMI
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT HARVARD LAW SCHOOL SATURDAY SCHOOL SYMPOSIUM
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,395.68
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO NEW YORK TO DETROIT TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: THE PEOPLE'S RIGHTS FUND, INC. (NEW YORK) AND MICHIGAN EMERGENCY COMMITTEE AGAINST WAR & INJUSTICE (DETROIT)
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT TOWN HALL MEETING OF COALITION TO RESIST THE COUP D'ETAT IN HAITI (BROOKLYN, APRIL 7) AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT TOWN HALL MEETING ON CRISIS IN HAITI (DETROIT, APRIL 8)
Date: Apr 7, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,738.83
source

Destination: BERKELEY
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT A PUBLIC FORUM ON HAITI, ATTENDED BY FACULTY, STUDETS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS
Date: Apr 15, 2004
Expense: $378.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES TO SAN DIEGO TO FLAGSTAFF, AZ
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT NAACP TRAINING CONFERENCE; PLENARY SPEAKER AT SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE CONFERENCE FOR SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $801.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES TO DETROIT TO DC
Sponsor: GREATER NEW MT MORIAH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET AND BENJAMIN L. HOOKS IMAGE AWARDS CEREMONY
Date: Jun 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,138.19
source

Destination: ST LOUIS
Sponsor: MISSOURI BLACK LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT 2004 CONFERENCE OF THE MISSOURI BLACK LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS; AND SPEAK AT LUNCHEON
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,161.33
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES TO DURHAM, NC TO DC
Sponsor: Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT 69TH FOUNDERS ANNIVERSARY BANQUET OF DURHAM COMMITTEE ON THE AFFAIRS OF BLACK PEOPLE
Date: Aug 20, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,572.04
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES TO DESMOINES, IA
Sponsor: SISTERS ON TARGET, INC.
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT SISTERS ON TARGET 4TH ANNUAL BANQUET
Date: Oct 16, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $109.95
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Maxine Waters

Mike Murase
Nate Woodward



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.