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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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    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

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  • 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.

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Office of

Loretta Sanchez


Total cost of 42 office trips: $82,911.24


Trips by Loretta Sanchez
Total cost of congressperson's 31 trips: $61,579.89

Destination: DC - INDIANAPOLIS - LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: City of Indianapolis Ind
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $587.00
source

Destination: DC-ISRAEL-SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $6,485.05
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: May 19, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,367.36
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: California Council for International Trade
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $100.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: International City/County Management Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 12, 2001
Expense: $125.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA - MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MCALLEN, TX
Sponsor: US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,488.54
source

Destination: MCALLEN, TX - LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $424.00
source

Destination: DALLAS - AUSTIN - ORANGE COUNTY, CA
Sponsor: Human Rights Campaign
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $744.25
source

Destination: PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA - HONG KONG - TAIWAN
Sponsor: OCCACC, SAGA, CPIFA, TMFA
Purpose: FACT FINDING, TRADE PROMOTION
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $4,853.96
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,525.96
source

Destination: LAX - LAS VEGAS - WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $478.00
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, SIERRA CLUB, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY, DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $5,209.80
source

Destination: MEXICO CITY
Sponsor: American Jewish Congress
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, BUSINESS & TRADE PROMOTION
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,571.22
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,249.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY - WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE (NYSE) & HUMPTY DUMPTY INSTITUTE (HDI)
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND MEETINGS
Date: Apr 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $601.06
source

Destination: LAX-HILTON HEAD, SC-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Drug Information Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,944.82
source

Destination: MIAMI-HAVANA-MIAMI
Sponsor: Willaim C Velasquez Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING & MEETINGS
Date: May 25, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $4,020.00
source

Destination: ST. PAUL, MN
Sponsor: NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Date: Jun 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $728.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC - PORTLAND, OREGON - LAX
Sponsor: Planned Parenthood
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 28, 2003
Expense: $1,461.68
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Willaim C Velasquez Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 9, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,550.00
source

Destination: LAX - DALLAS - WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Hispanic Women's Network of Texas
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,636.00
source

Destination: LAX - SEATTLE - SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: MEETINGS & FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,598.36
source

Destination: DALLAS - PHOENIX - ORANGE COUNTY, CA
Sponsor: Hispanic Women's Corporation
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 24, 2003
Expense: $662.00
source

Destination: LAX - BOSTON - NY
Sponsor: JFK FOUNDATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 25, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $943.54
source

Destination: WESTIN MISSION HILLS
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CA DELEGATION BI-PARTISAN RETREAT MEETINGS
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,290.42
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES-SAN FRANCISCO-ORANGE COUNTY
Sponsor: Bank of New York
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,603.34
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES-MIAMI-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Pfizer Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,310.15
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX - PHOENIX, AZ - ORANGE COUNTY, CA
Sponsor: National Council of La Raza
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004
Expense: $788.24
source

Destination: ORANGE COUNTY, CA-BOZEMAN, MT-LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: National Public Lands Grazing Campaign/American Lands Institute
Purpose: GREATER YELLOWSTONE ECOSYSTEM GRAZING FACT FINDING TOUR
Date: Aug 31, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $902.92
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA-TOKYO AND BANGKOK-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Thai Support Foundation Inc
Purpose: CULTURAL/EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE-SUPPORT FOUNDATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF SUPPLEMENTARY OCCUPATIONS AND RELATED TECHNIQUES
Date: Nov 27, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $8,037.50
source

Destination: SNA - PHX
Sponsor: Hispanic Women's Corporation
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 14, 2005 (-364 day)
Expense: $291.72
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Loretta Sanchez

Daniel Barba
Lee Godown
Ann Norris
Amy Slavin
Edward Steiner
Khoi Ta



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.