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Office of

Jim Ryun


Total cost of 23 office trips: $35,146.55


Trips by Jim Ryun
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $21,881.59

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $533.00
source

Destination: ALEDO, TX
Sponsor: Wallbuilders Inc
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $767.00
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FL
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,657.05
source

Destination: MANAGUA, NICARAGUA
Sponsor: Global Connection International
Purpose: SPEAK AT FIRST NATIONAL PRAYER DINNER
Date: Nov 9, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,517.39
source

Destination: LITTLE ROCK, AR
Sponsor: Harding University
Purpose: SPEAK AT AMERICAN STUDIES INSTITUTE
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $457.47
source

Destination: PITTSBURG, KS TO SPRINGFIELD, MO TO KANSAS CITY, MO
Sponsor: SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH SPRINGFIELD MO
Purpose: OFFICIAL STARTER & GUEST SPEAKER, SPRINGFIELD MARATHON
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $615.76
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Foot Locker Inc
Purpose: 25TH ANNUAL FOOT LOCKER CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,628.24
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: PUERTO RICO SOCIETY OF CPAS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT, MEETING WITH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFICIALS, AND OTHER FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,209.96
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY, MO TO SAN DIEGO, CA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Purpose: SPEAK AT CHILDREN'S PASTORS CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,913.22
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SALT LAKE CITY, UT-KANSAS CITY, MO
Sponsor: American Academy of Audiology
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT WITH THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,187.50
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Purpose: JIM RYUN WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR THE FCA'S 30TH ANNUAL FALL GALA
Date: Nov 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,522.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO
Sponsor: West Hills Community Church
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR AN EVENING CHURCH SERVICE
Date: Apr 9, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $873.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Ryun

Nathaniel Bennett
Rebecca Elmore
Mark Kelly
Daniel Schneider



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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    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.