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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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Trips by*

Marian Leonardo


Total cost of 5 trips: $7,083.25


Trips traveled under the office of Ed Pastor

Destination: GENERAL ATOMICS FACILITIES, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: FAMILIARIZATION WITH GA RESEARCH ON ENERGY PRODUCTION
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,152.72
source

Destination: TOURING FLORIDA KEYS ELECTRIC CO-OP FACILITIES
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: STUDY RURAL ELECTRIC CO-OP ISSUES
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,800.00
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY/MOAB, UTAH
Sponsor: METROPOLITAN WATER DIST OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Purpose: INVESTIGATE MILL TAILINGS DUMP SITE AT MOAB
Date: May 31, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $547.00
source

Destination: LA PAZ, BOLIVIA AND BUENOS AIRES/NEUGHEN, ARGENTINA
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: VISIT POWER PLANTS INVOLVED WITH THE INTERNATIONAL UTILITY EFFICIENCY PARTNERSHIP
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,264.83
source

Destination: SELLAFIELD PARK AND BARROWS PORT, UK
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: FAMILIARIZATION WITH NUCLEAR FUEL REPROCESSING AND TRANSPORT
Date: May 27, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $1,318.70
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Marian Leonardo.


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.