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Office of

Walter Jones


Total cost of 20 office trips: $35,678.84


Trips by Walter Jones
Total cost of congressperson's 4 trips: $4,546.03

Destination: 4TH NATIONAL MITIGATION BANKING CONFERENCE
Sponsor: TERRENE INSTITUTE
Purpose: TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $406.50
source

Destination: JUNE 9 - EDUCATIONAL WOODS TOUR
Sponsor: KLAMATH ALLIANCE FOR RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL WOODS TOUR
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,706.68
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO ATLANTA, GA AND RETURN
Sponsor: Trinity Broadcasting Network
Purpose: GUEST APPEARANCE ON "PRAISE THE LORD" PROGRAM
Date: Sep 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $358.85
source

Destination: SALISBURY, NC WILMINGTON, NC
Sponsor: North Carolina State University
Purpose: THE TRIP WAS SPONSORED BY NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE NC FARM BUREAU TO EDUCATE & CREATION CLEVEMILL FOR CONGRESSIONAL CIDER
Date: Aug 9, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,074.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Walter Jones

Michael Araman
Joshua Bowlen
Geoff Bowman
Glen Downs
John Weaver
Katie Woodruff
Whitley Worthington



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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    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.