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Office of

Karen Thurman


Total cost of 11 office trips: $14,192.75


Trips by Karen Thurman
Total cost of congressperson's 4 trips: $6,890.13

Destination: DLC SPRING RETREAT, NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING MEETING
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $908.00
source

Destination: DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL (DLC) RETREAT, KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,659.14
source

Destination: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT BELMONT STAKES
Sponsor: NATIONAL THOROUGHBRED RACING ASSOCIATION, FL THROUGHBRED BREEDERS ASSOC.
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE THOROUGHBRED INDUSTRY TECHNICAL COUNCIL
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,429.09
source

Destination: JAX (JACKSONVILLE, FL), ST. AUGUSTINE, JAX
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL BRIEFING
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $893.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Karen Thurman

Robert Dobek
Amanda Newman
Jonathan Poverud
Seth Radus



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

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    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.