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Trips by*

Paul Poteet


Total cost of 13 trips: $31,503.73


Trips traveled under the office of Wally Herger

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,579.52
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA; RENO, NV; LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: International Game Technology
Purpose: TO PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO GAMING AND MANUFACTURING-RELATED ISSUES
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,437.00
source

Destination: DUBLIN, BRUSSELS, ROME
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,260.00
source

Destination: ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Destination: VISIT BBDO (AD AGENCY)
Sponsor: American Association of Advertising Agencies
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $625.00
source

Destination: MEETINGS WITH SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Sponsor: Singapore International Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $6,790.96
source

Destination: MEETINGS WITH U.N. OFFICIALS
Sponsor: Better World Fund
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $142.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Destination: MEETINGS WITH CHILEAN GOVERNMENT & INDUSTRY LEPS.
Sponsor: Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO CHILE
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Destination: MEET WITH BEOR, STEURNS AND BANK OF AMERICAN EXECUTORS
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.70
source

Destination: VISITING HIGH-TECH COMPANIES
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF HIGH-TECH TAX ISSUES
Date: Aug 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $915.24
source

Destination: GREENBIER, WV
Sponsor: NATIONAL CHAMBER FOUNDATION AND RE AMERICAN BENEFITS INSTITUTE
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF PENSION REFORM PROPOSALS
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.00
source

Destination: DANA POINT, CA
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: LEARNING ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,549.81
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Paul Poteet.


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.