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Office of

Mark Udall


Total cost of 12 office trips: $32,082.85


Trips by Mark Udall
Total cost of congressperson's 4 trips: $13,516.14

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOSTON TO DENVER
Sponsor: Thompson Island Education Center
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER
Date: Feb 2, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,331.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ISRAEL TO DENVER, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $10,525.00
source

Destination: DENVER, CO TO NEW YORK, NY TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: NATIONAL SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION (NSTA) AND NEW YORK SCHOOL BUS CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION (NYSBCA)
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE 39TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NSTA AND NYSBCA IN NEW YORK, NY
Date: Jul 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $527.00
source

Destination: DENVER, CO-CHICAGO, IL-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE AND THE CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS WITH EACH OF THE SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS
Date: Jul 19, 2004
Expense: $1,132.64
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mark Udall

Jennifer Barrett
Cookab Hashemi
Jodanna Haskins
Kaitlyn O'hara
Lawrence Pacheco



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.