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Office of

Carolyn Kilpatrick


Total cost of 29 office trips: $119,210.30


Trips by Carolyn Kilpatrick
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $58,904.77

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,570.00
source

Destination: MENLO PARK, CA-REDWOOD CITY, CA
Sponsor: AT&T; MICROSOFT & AMERICAN AIRLINES
Purpose: ATTEND TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATIONS AND TOUR COMPANY FACILITIES
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $9,594.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK
Purpose: SPEAK ON TWO PANELS
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,735.88
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK, NY (ROUND TRIP)
Sponsor: NYSE / THE HUMPTY DUMPTY INSTITUTE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Apr 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $992.42
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Tom Joyner Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM THINK TANK
Date: May 25, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $5,850.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING; PARTICIPATION ON PANEL
Date: Nov 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA-TAMPA, FL-WASHINGTON D.C.
Sponsor: TAMPA BAY ORGANIZATION OF BLACK AFFAIRS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,021.00
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Christopher Reynolds Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,350.73
source

Destination: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL
Sponsor: IGATES TECHNOLOGIES, PHARMA, CITIGROUP, PORT OF NEW ORLEANS, GENERAL MOTORS, COCA COLA, GLAXOSMITHKLEIN
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE AFROBRASILIAN/AFRICAN AMERICAN BUSINESS SUMMIT (PANEL DISCUSSION LEADER
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $11,630.74
source

Destination: ABUJA, NIGERIA-LAGOS, NIGERIA-AKWA IBON, NIGERIA-AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Sponsor: African World Expo
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND TRADE MISSION TO PROMOTE BUSINESS BETWEEN THE CITY OF DETROIT, THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, THE UNITED STATES AND NIGERIA
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $8,097.00
source

Destination: DULLES, VA-CAIRO, EGYPT-DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: American Arab Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $9,713.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick

Harold Boyd
Gene Fisher
Khalil Munir
Asi Ofosu
Shiraz Panthaky
Trenace Richardson
Kimberly Rudolph
Jamal Simmons
Deborah Willig



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

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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.