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Office of

Bob Etheridge


Total cost of 23 office trips: $90,046.06


Trips by Bob Etheridge
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $62,509.12

Destination:
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,170.00
source

Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J.
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE TO COMPANY EMPLOYEES
Date: Mar 27, 2001
Expense: $639.50
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $17,764.64
source

Destination: LONDON, UK
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIAN RELATIONS
Date: Aug 15, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $10,295.80
source

Destination: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,972.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC - BARCELONA - RALEIGH, NC
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO SPANISH NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $14,624.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE & CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Oct 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,959.48
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,078.02
source

Destination: FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, INC
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN "WASHINGTON OUTLOOK" PANEL ON 3/19 9AM-11AM
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,536.99
source

Destination: RALEIGH-LOUISVILLE-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Americans United to Protect Social Security
Purpose: TOWN HALL TO DISCUSS IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL SECURITY TO RURAL AMERICANS
Date: Jun 19, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $468.29
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bob Etheridge

Julie Dwyer
Jennifer Eberhardt
Margaret Fisher
Patricia Lawler
Christopher Ogilvie
Lindy Paull
Ida Pleasants
Carolyn 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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  • 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.
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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.