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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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Trips by*

David Eppstein


Total cost of 7 trips: $9,234.50


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: TOUR OF FIRST DATA CORPORATION
Sponsor: First Data Corporation
Purpose: ASSESS FIRST DATA CORPORATION'S ABILITY TO PREVENT IDENTITY THEFT
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $807.04
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: ATTEND CYBERSECURITY FORUM
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $235.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
Purpose: ATTEND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SYMPOSIUM AND TRAINING
Date: Dec 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,486.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: ATTEND TECHNOLOGY FORUM TO DISCUSS TRADE IN SERVICES
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $365.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA. MOSTLY TAIPEI
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 1, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,700.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: BOEING, ALASKA AIRLINES, PORT OF SEATTLE
Purpose: MEET WITH EXECUTIVES TO DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Date: Aug 25, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,271.46
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION RETREAT ON ECONOMICS AND INNOVATION
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $370.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Eppstein.


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.