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Office of

Lynn Woolsey


Total cost of 20 office trips: $65,806.85


Trips by Lynn Woolsey
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $57,434.35

Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Sponsor: Coalition for Peace Action
Purpose: SPEAK AT 21ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 2, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $294.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA-SINGAPORE-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: IMDI - SINGAPORE BOARD ROOM BRIEFING
Date: Nov 27, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,350.40
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, AL-MONTGOMERY, AL-SELMA, AL
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: VISIT HISTORICAL CIVIL RIGHTS SITES IN ALABAMA
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,170.00
source

Destination: WA # 790 - SF/PHOENIX - WA # 1282 PHOENIX/SF
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: WELFARE REFORM RETREAT
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,294.12
source

Destination: TOKYO NARITA AIRPORT - OSAKA KANSAI
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: TO CREATE A CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE ON ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO THE U.S. AND JAPAN
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $14,240.85
source

Destination: SANTA ROSA, CA-SANTA BARBARA, CA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $278.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE/JAMAICA/MIAMI/S.F.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION REFORM CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,395.96
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO/FRANKFURT/HELSINKI - HELSINKI/FRANKFURT/WASH, DULLES
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $3,875.00
source

Destination: SANTA BARBARA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Jan 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $626.70
source

Destination: DALLAS, FT WORTH/CANCUN/DALLAS, FT WORTH
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,383.20
source

Destination: MIAMI/BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,533.50
source

Destination: San Francisco, Denver, Cancun, Houston, San Francisco
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: To participate in a conference on education reform
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,128.40
source

Destination: WASH. NATIONAL-JFK-TEL AVIV TEL AVIV-JFK-SF
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 7, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $8,864.22
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lynn Woolsey

Brian Fishman
Carisa Henze
Allegra Jones
Stacey Leavandosky
Eric Powers



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.