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Office of

Sam Johnson


Total cost of 32 office trips: $90,703.22


Trips by Sam Johnson
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $21,279.25

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $495.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIAR
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE WY
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKING @ CONF.
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $6,345.25
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $585.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-MIAMI, FL-QUITO, ECUADOR-OTAVALO-ZULETA-TERMAS DE PAPALLACTA-QUITO-SAN CRISTOBAL, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS-SANTIAGO-BARTOLOME-SAN CRUZ-QUITO-USA
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT TNC'S NATURAL RESOURCE AND BIO-DIVERSITY CONSERVATION WORK IN ECUADOR AND THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Date: May 28, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $12,904.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sam Johnson

Kathleen Black
Rebekah Hamilton
R Michael Hanson
Cody Lusk
Layton Skelly
Robert Joseph Trauger
Lawrence Willcox



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.