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Office of

Joseph Knollenberg


Total cost of 39 office trips: $101,815.41


Trips by Joseph Knollenberg
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $16,646.27

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Baltic American Freedom League
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER TO ACCEPT BALTIC FREEDOM AWARD
Date: Mar 25, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $882.42
source

Destination: DETROIT-CHICAGO-DCA
Sponsor: Allstate Insurance Co
Purpose: SPEECH & TOUR
Date: May 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,397.47
source

Destination: DETROIT-MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 2, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $149.17
source

Destination: DCA-KNOXVILLE TN-DETROIT
Sponsor: East Tennessee Economic Council
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL-TOUR OF OAKRIDGE NAT'L LABORATORY
Date: Jun 16, 2000
Expense: $813.50
source

Destination: DETROIT TO TRAVERSE CITY
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: MAB ANNUAL CONFERENCE - SPEAKER
Date: Aug 12, 2000
Expense: $365.00
source

Destination: DC-GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Armenian Assembly of America
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,084.40
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,535.00
source

Destination: BUDEPEST
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $9,217.31
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Joseph Knollenberg

Craig Albright
Megan Barnhart
Julianne Gade
Aloysius Hogan
Juli Huynh
Jeff Onizuk
Megan Thomson
Paul Welday



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.