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Office of

Ken Calvert


Total cost of 35 office trips: $65,885.66


Trips by Ken Calvert
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $22,916.19

Destination: GENERIC DRUG SPEECH
Sponsor: Generic Pharmaceutical Association
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT ANNUAL GENERIC DRUG CONVENTION
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $690.57
source

Destination: DC - SFO - SAN JOSE - SACRAMENTO - SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Association of California Water Agencies
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,229.23
source

Destination:
Sponsor: National Thoroughbred Racing Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Oct 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,025.46
source

Destination: FLY FROM CORONA, CA TO IMPERIAL, CA AND BACK
Sponsor: METROPOLITAN WATER DIST OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 25, 2002
Expense: $357.47
source

Destination: SF-V.A.-ONT.
Sponsor: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $499.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Urban Water Institute
Purpose: TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Aug 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $305.00
source

Destination: OAKLAND
Sponsor: Jacobs Engineering Group
Purpose: VISIT AND INSPECT LAWRENCE LIVERMORE LABORATORY
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $475.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 28, 2004
Expense: $323.17
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-RIYAD, SAUDI ARABIA-SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Ziyad Abduljawad
Purpose: TO MEET WITH U.S. EMBASY, CONSULATE OFFICIALS, AND HIGH LEVEL SAUDI GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO PROMOTE DISCOURSE AND BETTER RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO NATIONS. (*NOTE: DUE TO SECURITY RISKS, I STAYED IN A PRIVATE HOME WHERE MEALS WERE PROVIDED. BELOW IS MY BE
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,789.90
source

Destination: NAPA VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: America's Trust Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATED ON PANEL DISCUSSIONS DISCUSSING FEDERAL ISSUES TO INCLUDE PORT CAPACITY AND SECURITY ISSUES; WINE INDUSTRY CONCERNS (PIERCE'S; CONSOLIDATION IN THE INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $7,221.39
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ken Calvert

Maria Bowie
Robert Carretta
Troy Clarke
Deanna Contreras
Caroline Eklund
Dave Everett
Deron Mcelroy
Jolyn Murphy
Chris Pedigo
Tami Plofchan
David Ramey
Linda Ulrich



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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  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 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.