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Office of

Sonny Callahan


Total cost of 23 office trips: $90,463.52


Trips by Sonny Callahan
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $42,831.58

Destination: JOHANNESBURG, TZANEEN, WINDHOEK
Sponsor: WILD Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $14,008.80
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV; SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPANT AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE; SPEAKER AT SESSION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,768.50
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM
Sponsor: Southern Co
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FACT-FINDING TRIP TO TOUR POWER SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT IN WILSONVILLE, ALABAMA
Date: Jun 8, 2001
Expense: $1,216.00
source

Destination: JACKSON, WY AND MORAN, WY
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKER/PARTICIPANT AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 4, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $5,540.00
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN 2002 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $8,798.28
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,500.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sonny Callahan

Jo Bonner
Michael Galloway
Michael Sharp
Sarah Victoria Tees
Nancy Tippins



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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