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Office of

Barbara Cubin


Total cost of 31 office trips: $49,054.57


Trips by Barbara Cubin
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $15,489.07

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: ANNUAL CONVENTION, BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Date: May 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,115.23
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: NRA EVENT
Date: Jan 26, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,450.49
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Purpose: VIEW OFF SHORE DRILLING SITES
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $5,984.60
source

Destination: DENVER-ORLANDO-DC
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: NRA ANNUAL BOARD MEETING
Date: Jul 25, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,045.64
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PHOENIX, AZ TO DENVER, CO
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CLASS RETREAT AT THE FAIRMONT SCOTTSDALE PRINCESS IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,071.00
source

Destination: DC TO BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $632.11
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Barbara Cubin

Richard Axthelm
Dennis Ellis
Bryan Jacobs
Alison Mcluire
Landon Stropko
Patrick Thompson
Tom Wiblemo



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

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    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.