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Trips by*

Todd Harper


Total cost of 13 trips: $14,392.40


Trips traveled under the office of Paul Kanjorski

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND MERRILL LYNCH
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $801.00
source

Destination: HERSHEY, PA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
Purpose: PANELIST ON LEGISLATIVE ISSUES AT HOUSING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 9, 2000
Expense: $94.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING ON MORTGAGE INSURANCE ISSUES
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,328.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
Purpose: SPEAK AT & PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,546.40
source

Destination: WILKES BARRE
Sponsor: Sallie Mae Inc
Purpose: SUBSTANTIVE PARTICIPATION AT EVENT AT SALLIE MAE PROCESSING FACILITY IN WILKES-BARRE
Date: Nov 28, 2000
Expense: $1,733.00
source

Destination: WILKES BARRE, PA
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: SUBSTANTIVE PARTICIPATION IN HOUSING ANNOUNCEMENT
Date: Dec 18, 2000
Expense: $695.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON ECONOMY, SECURITIES ISSUES, BANKING
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,001.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
Purpose: SPEAKER AT AND PARTICIPANT IN FHLBANK CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 29, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,021.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFINGS ON INSURANCE AND ACTUARIAL ISSUES
Date: May 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $935.00
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Sponsor: Capital One Financial Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,401.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN AND SPEAKER AT FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM'S ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,010.00
source

Destination: Orlando, Fl
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERAL CREDIT UNIONS
Purpose: Speech at and participation in NAFCU CEO's Conference
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: Miami, FL
Sponsor: National Association of Realtors
Purpose: Speech and participation at issues conference
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,930.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Todd Harper.


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.