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Trips by*

Stephen Bailey


Total cost of 11 trips: $35,188.54


Trips traveled under the office of Kent Conrad

Destination: IRELAND, BELGIUM, ITALY
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: 2001 EUROPEAN INDUSTRIAL TAX ROUNDTABLE
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,260.00
source

Destination: CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,111.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS WITH INSURANCE INDUSTRY LEADERS AND THE NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $415.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Association of Realtors
Purpose: PRESENTATION AT TAXATION COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
Date: Nov 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $781.64
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY GENEVA, SWITZERLAND LONDON, UK
Sponsor: TAX FOUNDATION AND ORGANIZATION FOR INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT
Purpose: EUROPEAN TAX ROUNDTABLE
Date: May 24, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,233.00
source

Destination: NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM, POLAND
Sponsor: TAX FOUNDATION, ORGANIZATION FOR INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH EU TAX AND TRADE OFFICIALS AND VISITING US COMPANY FACILITIES IN EUROPE
Date: May 23, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $8,315.00
source

Destination: OMAHA, NEBRASKA
Sponsor: Mutual of Omaha Companies
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH MUTUAL OF OMAHA EXECUTIVES AND STAFF ON LIFE INSURANCE ISSUES
Date: Jun 24, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $712.09
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: Association for Manufacturing Technology
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT THE INDUSTRY'S INTERNATIONAL TRADE SHOW AND DISCUSSIONS WITH INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES OF THEIR CONCERNS ABOUT LEGISLATION AFFECTING TARIFFS, TAXES, AND IMMIGRATION
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $926.77
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Wall Street Tax Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A PANEL PRESENTING THE 2005 TAX LEGISLATIVE OUTLOOK TO AN AUDIENCE OF WALL STREET AND FINANCIAL SERVICES PROFESSIONALS
Date: Oct 23, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $625.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,271.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION 2005 GOVERNMENT RELATIONS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON TAX AND RETIREMENT ISSUES
Date: Apr 2, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,538.04
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Stephen Bailey.


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

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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.