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Office of

Max Sandlin


Total cost of 19 office trips: $36,975.45


Trips by Max Sandlin
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $16,533.51

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: WASHINGTON OUTLOOK PROGRAM
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,641.09
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Life Insurance Co
Purpose: MTG.
Date: Jun 19, 2001
Expense: $226.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV-YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NV
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING PROGRAM TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA
Date: Nov 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,255.70
source

Destination: HOUSTON
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Dec 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,898.82
source

Destination: ANTIGUA, BARBADOS
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: UR RELATIONS W/ GOVERNMENTS OF ANTIGUA & BARBADOS
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $3,916.41
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: DIALOGUE BETWEEN BUSINESS LEADERS & GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS RE. STIMULATING ECONOMY
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,100.05
source

Destination: TEXARKANA, TX-SHREVEPORT, LA-NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: I-49 International Coalition
Purpose: CONG. TOUR OF I-49 ROUTE
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,495.44
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Max Sandlin

Theane Evangelis
Emily Gibbons
Donna Lagow
Andrew Lewin
John Metcalf
Carissa Simon



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

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    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.