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Office of

C.L. Otter


Total cost of 22 office trips: $33,173.26


Trips by C.L. Otter
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $8,704.06

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Winn-Dixie Stores
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS-FOOD QUALITY, BIO-TERRORISM
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,220.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Western Watch Foundation
Purpose: POLICY SESSIONS ON EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT WESTERN ISSUES
Date: Jun 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,602.72
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING, MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,051.34
source

Destination: TAMPA, FL-HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy
Purpose: TRADE MISSION
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,570.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy
Purpose: TRADE MISSION
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,260.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of C.L. Otter

Will Hart
Brandon Heiner
Malisah Johnson
Jeff Malmen
Michael Mceleney
Jani Revier
Josh Tewalt
Todd Ungerecht



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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  • 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.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.