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Office of

Edward Markey


Total cost of 33 office trips: $68,642.38


Trips by Edward Markey
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $40,593.95

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL
Date: Jan 26, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,640.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,493.60
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - ASPEN, CO - DENVER, CO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN ROUNDTABLE ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Date: Aug 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $974.00
source

Destination: DAVOS SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPANT ON PANEL
Date: Jan 24, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $7,211.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: US News & World Report
Purpose: PANELIST ON PROGRAM ON FIRST AMENDMENT
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,402.11
source

Destination: ZURICH
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANELS ON VARIOUS ECONOMIC ISSUES
Date: Jan 21, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $3,755.66
source

Destination: NEW YORK - ROME - DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 26, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,642.20
source

Destination: SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN PANELS ON VARIOUS ECONOMIC ISSUES
Date: Jan 26, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $8,475.38
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Edward Markey

Colin Crowell
Joseph Dalton
Jeffrey Duncan
Michal Freedhoff
Michal Freedhorr
David Moulton
Angelique Skoulas
Ana Unruh



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.