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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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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Office of

Lincoln Chafee


Total cost of 41 office trips: $121,202.07


Trips by Lincoln Chafee
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $30,976.42

Destination: FROM WASHINGTON NATIONAL TO WOODS HOLE, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: FDX Corporation
Purpose: CLIMATE SCIENCE BRIEFINGS ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE ORGANIZED BY THE ALLIANCE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF CLIMATE SCIENCE
Date: Mar 3, 2000
Expense: $353.37
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,874.60
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Harness Tracks of America Inc
Purpose: SPEECH TO 2002 HARNESS RACING CONGRESS
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,176.30
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $15,667.00
source

Destination: FAIRBANKS, ARCTIC VILLAGE, ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, PRUDHOE BAY, FAIRBANKS
Sponsor: ALASKA COALITION, ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY, SIERRA CLUB, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY, WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE OIL DRILLING/ENERGY AND WILDERNESS ISSUES
Date: Aug 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $4,905.15
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lincoln Chafee

Deborah Brayton
Lindsey Brill
Michelle Forrest
Mickey Forrest
Edward Michaels
David Morgenstern
Jennifer Perkins
Christy Plumer
John Seggerman
Mark Silverman
Allison Sugarman



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

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  • 11.10.14

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