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Office of

Leonard Boswell


Total cost of 18 office trips: $32,532.67


Trips by Leonard Boswell
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $22,648.56

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER IN QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $482.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $660.00
source

Destination: OSCEOLA, IOWA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON THE 2002 FARM BILL AND PHEASANT HUNT
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $525.23
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,262.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: GREATER DES MOINES PARTNERSHIP
Purpose: TRADE MISSION
Date: May 16, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,137.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON/DULLES TO JACKSON HOLE, WY TO DES MOINES, IA
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: CFSA DEFERRED DEPOSIT FORUM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,150.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSMAN BOSWELL-WASH. DULLES/SEATTLE/DES MOINES, DARLENE BOSWELL-DENVER/SEATTLE/DES MOINES
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: MICROSOFT CAMPUS VISIT
Date: Jul 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $7,024.29
source

Destination: DCA-BIRMINGHAM-MONTGOMERY-SELMA-DSM
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $925.00
source

Destination: DES MOINES, IOWA - WASHINGTON DULLES
Sponsor: World Food Prize Foundation
Purpose: WORLD FOOD PRIZE EVENT
Date: Mar 14, 2005
Expense: $1,044.00
source

Destination: DES MOINES - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: AG COMMITTEE MEMBERS VISIT TO THE CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE AND THE CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Date: Apr 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,439.04
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Leonard Boswell

Sally Bowzer
Jay Byers
Elizabeth Carter
Heather Matson
Tammy Mcathey



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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    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

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  • 11.17.14

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    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 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.