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Office of

Paul David Wellstone


Total cost of 21 office trips: $26,307.08


Trips by Paul David Wellstone
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $21,563.08

Destination: SALTLAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: SUE ARENDS OR LELAND SWENSON PRES NATIONAL FARMER'S UNION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,402.00
source

Destination: RALEIGH/DURHAM, N.C
Sponsor: University of North Carolina
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Date: Mar 24, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,409.64
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-NEW YORK CITY, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,672.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - VIA CHICAGO TO MADISON, WI - MSP
Sponsor: MIKE MOSKOFF MADISON COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 12, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,461.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 20, 2000
Expense: $331.00
source

Destination: PDW-MINNEAPOLIS-NEW ORLEANS SHEILA WELLSTONE-NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND CONCILIATION COURTS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,661.40
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: PHILADELPHIA COMMON CAUSE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 31, 2000
Expense: $1,111.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA-MINNEAPOLIS-LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: United Steelworkers of America
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,306.10
source

Destination: SAN FRAN-CA-OAKLAND CA.
Sponsor: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Sep 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,683.89
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,787.00
source

Destination: NYC, NY
Sponsor: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,225.01
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS MN-TO CLEVELAND, OHIO TO WASHINGTON D.C.
Sponsor: National Jewish Democratic Council
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 25, 2001
Expense: $1,579.00
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS, MN-NEW YORK CITY-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: RANDOM HOUSE INC. LIN FORGANTTI
Purpose: INTERVIEW-SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 16, 2001
Expense: $1,373.01
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: RANDOM HOUSE INC. LIN FORGANTTI
Purpose: INTERVIEW-SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $986.78
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Citizen Action/Illinois
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 28, 2001
Expense: $574.25
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Paul David Wellstone

Mark Anderson
John Gilman
Rachel Gragg
Perry Lange
Colin Mcginnis
Richard Mckeon



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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  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 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.