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Office of

Mark Pryor


Total cost of 36 office trips: $46,828.64


Trips by Mark Pryor
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $8,148.15

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $860.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: SARCOMA FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,346.01
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: PATHOLOGY SERVICES ASSOCIATES
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,679.04
source

Destination: KNOXVILLE, TN (ROUNDTRIP FROM LITTLE ROCK, AR)
Sponsor: Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas
Purpose: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOR CAMDEN, ARKANSAS
Date: Aug 5, 2003
Expense: $1,154.00
source

Destination: BRANSON, MO (ROUNDTRIP FROM LITTLE ROCK, AR)
Sponsor: Arkansas Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEECH AT ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Aug 8, 2003
Expense: $823.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 18, 2003
Expense: $1,352.62
source

Destination: FINDLEY, OH
Sponsor: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Dec 3, 2003
Expense: $932.98
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mark Pryor

Megan Dooley
Derrick Freeman
Terri Glaze
Andrew Grobmyer
Rodell Mollineau
Walter Pryor
Robert Russell
Michael Teague
Elizabeth Wilson
Andrew York



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

    The Utility of a PhD

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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.