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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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Trips by*

Neil Bradley


Total cost of 13 trips: $20,187.38


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: ST. PETERSBERG, RUSSIA
Sponsor: US-Russia Business Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MEETING WITH RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND U.S. FIRMS DOING BUSINESS ON RUSSIA
Date: Jul 31, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,300.00
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: AGENDA PLANNING AND RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co
Purpose: SEMINAR CONFERENCE ON RETIREMENT INCOME
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,271.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONGRESS OF TOMORROW CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $820.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Tiaa-Cref
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL PRESENTATION REGARDING SOCIAL SECURITY AND RETIREMENT ISSUES
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,132.57
source

Destination: ZAMBIA
Sponsor: World Vision
Purpose: OBSERVE HIV / AIDS, ORPHAN SUPPORT, CHILD SUPPORT, FOOD SUPPORT AND MICRO-CREDIT PROGRAMS IN ZAMBIA SPONSORED BY WORLD VISION AND THE U.S. GOVERNMENT
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (11 days)
Expense: $3,629.70
source


Trips traveled under the office of Sue Myrick

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,450.00
source

Destination: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT IN CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $670.06
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Shadegg

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA STAFF RETREAT
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $282.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $387.00
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $275.05
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $347.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Neil Bradley.


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

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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.