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Office of

Michael Crapo


Total cost of 95 office trips: $138,012.26


Trips by Michael Crapo
Total cost of congressperson's 3 trips: $5,040.00

Destination: COUER D'ALENE, ID TO MCCALL, ID TO IDAHO TOUR, ID
Sponsor: Boise Cascade
Purpose: PRESENTATION TO THE AMERICAN FIRST AND PAPER ASSOCIATION'S TO ANNUAL DEAN'S TOUR
Date: Aug 22, 2000
Expense: $3,874.00
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Huntsman Cancer Foundation
Purpose: FOR THE SENATOR, HIS WIFE, AND DAUGHTER TO TOUR THE CANCER INSTITUTE
Date: Jan 29, 2001
Expense: $1,000.00
source

Destination: HAILEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: Idaho Power Co
Purpose: TO FACILITATE SENATOR CRAPO'S PARTICIPATION IN A BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 21, 2001
Expense: $166.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Michael Crapo

John Anderson
Andrea Bergman
Carole Cameron
Valerie Carlson
Ted Dahlstrom
Matthew Ellsworth
Stacey Falzenberg
Peter Fischer
Kenneth Flanz
Ben Golnik
Shan Han
Will Hollier
Camden Hubbard
Johnna Kountz
Arlen Lancaster
Gregory Lynskey
Lynne Parrish
Mike Quickel
Eric Rasmussen
Gregg Richard
Ryan Ringel
Greg Schildwachter
Staci Stevenson
Glen Tait
Barrett Thornhill
Rachel Wheatley
Susan Wheeler
Catherine Willis



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.