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Office of

Ben Chandler


Total cost of 9 office trips: $66,596.76


Trips by Ben Chandler
Total cost of congressperson's 3 trips: $58,078.74

Destination: MOSCOW TO VIENNA TO BUDAPEST
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: MET WITH RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND CIVIC GROUPS ABOUT THE CURRENT ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND INVESTMENT CLIMATE AND HOW IT WILL AFFECT OUR RELATIONS. MET WITH SLOVOKIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND BANKING INTERESTS REGARDING THE TRANSITION TO THE MARKET
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $17,784.60
source

Destination: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT, AMERICAN AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION
Purpose: MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT AND AUSTRALIAN CIVIC AND BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS TO DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.
Date: Nov 3, 2004 (11 days)
Expense: $29,177.34
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE-STUTTGART, GERMANY-VADUZ, LEICHTENSTEIN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: US-FRENCH CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE; US-GERMAN CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE; CONGRESSIONAL VISIT TO LEICHTENSTEIN
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $11,116.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ben Chandler

James Creevy
Amy Hille
David Macknight
Alexis Rickher
Jason Sauer
Jennifer Spalding



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.