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Office of

Eva Clayton


Total cost of 14 office trips: $82,568.63


Trips by Eva Clayton
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $49,832.19

Destination: MYSTIC SEAPORT, LEDYARD, AND HARTFORT, CT
Sponsor: Amistad America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,443.76
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, STOCK EXCHANGE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,696.24
source

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

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,445.00
source

Destination: TECHNOLOGY TOUR / FACT FINDING TOUR
Sponsor: AT&T / MICROSOFT / AMERICAN AIRLINES
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY TOUR / FACT FINDING TOUR
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $4,602.50
source

Destination: BOTSWANA
Sponsor: Botswana Confederation of Commerce Industry & Manpower
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 9, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $22,174.18
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO DOHA, QATAR
Sponsor: ISLAMIC INSTITUTE/QATAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $8,900.51
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Eva Clayton

Johnny Barnes
Dollie Burwell
Corliss Clemonts-James
Darryl Smith



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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    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.
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    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.
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    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.