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Office of

Johnny Isakson


Total cost of 19 office trips: $32,394.74


Trips by Johnny Isakson
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $3,983.20

Destination: FLIGHT FROM DC TO CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: FDX Corporation
Purpose: NRCC WINTER MEETING
Date: Feb 17, 2000
Expense: $1,168.00
source

Destination: ASHEVILLE, NC
Sponsor: Facility Group
Purpose: SPEAK TO FACILITY GROUP
Date: Mar 6, 2000
Expense: $673.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA - NASHVILLE & (RETURN)
Sponsor: National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 21, 2001
Expense: $787.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA TO JACKSONVILLE TO AMELIA ISLAND
Sponsor: MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 4, 2001
Expense: $263.20
source

Destination: NORFOLK, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Norfolk Southern Corporation
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGMENT/FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 28, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,092.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Johnny Isakson

R Kevin Cain
Chris Carr
Chris Cummiskey
Brittany Espy
Heath Garrett
Michael Quiello
Ryan Rudominer
Tucker Shumack
Glee Smith



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.