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(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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BOEHNER, JOHN A, Republican Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 39
Total cost of trips - $157,603.85

Average cost per trip - $4,041.12
Total number of days spent traveling - 169 days
Rank of representative - 7 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
Dates - February 24, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Address to Retirement Policy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,384.50
Lodging Cost - $744.00
Meal Cost - $320.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,448.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Dairy Foods Association
Dates - January 8, 2000 - January 13, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Rancho Mirage, CA

Purpose - Speech/annual conference
Notes - Accompanied by wife Deborah Boehner -- complimentary rooms IDFA

Travel Cost - $4,723.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $214.00
Other Cost - $535.00
Total Cost - $5,472.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - October 24, 2000 - October 30, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Transatlantic Conference
Notes - Accompanied by wife Deborah Boehner -- complimentary rooms IDFA

Travel Cost - $6,300.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,050.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Aggregates Association
Dates - January 17, 2000 - January 19, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Congressional Briefing Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $134.00
Lodging Cost - $677.43
Meal Cost - $188.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $999.43

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Food Marketing Institute
Dates - January 22, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Speech at annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $240.33
Lodging Cost - $1,238.66
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,478.99

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - September 2, 2000 - September 5, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Participate in Congressional Panel
Notes - Accompanied by wife Deborah Boehner -- complimentary rooms IDFA

Travel Cost - $1,212.68
Lodging Cost - $912.66
Meal Cost - $307.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,432.74

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Dates - December 1, 2000 - December 3, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Venice, Italy

Purpose - Transatlantic study trip
Notes - Accompanied by wife Deborah Boehner -- complimentary rooms IDFA

Travel Cost - $292.00
Lodging Cost - $340.00
Meal Cost - $458.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,090.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Telecom Association
Dates - February 20, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Westin Mission Hills, CA

Purpose - Leadership roundtable
Notes -

Travel Cost - $28.00
Lodging Cost - $580.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $758.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Agriculture
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $265.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose -
Notes - Spouse Deborah Boehner accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,274.00
Lodging Cost - $1,635.47
Meal Cost - $373.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,282.83

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - June 29, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Avignon, France

Purpose - Tour European nuclear technologies sites - fact finding.
Notes - Spouse Deborah Boehner accompanied. Other costs are for ground transportation in France.

Travel Cost - $14,208.20
Lodging Cost - $2,406.00
Meal Cost - $1,430.00
Other Cost - $520.00
Total Cost - $18,564.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 11, 2001 - August 18, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - Transatlantic conference
Notes - Spouse Deborah Boehner accompanied other costs include $350 ground transportation and $45 cultural events.

Travel Cost - $528.22
Lodging Cost - $2,810.50
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost - $395.00
Total Cost - $4,869.72

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - MeadWestvaco Corp., Coca Cola Enterprises Inc
Dates - September 7, 2001 - September 10, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Kingsland, GA

Purpose - Speaking on public affairs to both companies
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $540.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,440.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - May 26, 2001 - May 29, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Participated in congressional panel - CSX Challenge, business and congressional panel annual meeting.
Notes - Spouse Deborah Boehner accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,188.00
Lodging Cost - $970.95
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,158.95

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 20, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - St. Petersburg, FL

Purpose - Congressional Program
Notes -

Travel Cost - $50.00
Lodging Cost - $897.00
Meal Cost - $390.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,337.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $126.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $786.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - June 28, 2002 - July 6, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain - Seville, Spain

Purpose - fact-finding trip and tour of European nuclear technology sites
Notes - 2 days at personal expense: July 5-6 -- other includes guides, escorts and interpreters -- spouse Deborah Boehner

Travel Cost - $12,653.30
Lodging Cost - $2,120.00
Meal Cost - $1,700.00
Other Cost - $340.00
Total Cost - $16,813.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 14, 2002 - March 17, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - remarks, board of directors conference (for Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Merc. Exchange)
Notes - spouse Deborah Boehner -- other includes ground transportation

Travel Cost - $4,264.50
Lodging Cost - $1,881.39
Meal Cost - $367.12
Other Cost - $298.48
Total Cost - $6,811.49

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Grocery Manufactories of America
Dates - June 7, 2002 - June 10, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - remarks at the executive board members' conference meeting
Notes - spouse Deborah Boehner

Travel Cost - $380.83
Lodging Cost - $1,758.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,538.83

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - May 25, 2002 - May 28, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - remarks, congressional panel for the CSX challenge (annual meeting)
Notes - spouse Deborah Boehner

Travel Cost - $2,048.00
Lodging Cost - $1,246.40
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,294.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - February 1, 2002 - February 3, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - tour Chicago Mercantile Exchange and meet Chicago Mercantile CEO
Notes - spouse Deborah Boehner

Travel Cost - $2,810.00
Lodging Cost - $388.38
Meal Cost - $134.66
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,333.04

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - MeadWestvaco Corp., Coca Cola Enterprises Inc
Dates - September 15, 2002 - September 17, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - remarks at the congressional panel
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,432.00
Lodging Cost - $218.75
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,650.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati
Dates - February 23, 2002 - February 24, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, CA

Purpose - remarks/ FHLB Board of Directors Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $541.42
Meal Cost - $68.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $609.42

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Food Marketing Institutes
Dates - January 11, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - participate/remarks FMI Legislative Conference
Notes - spouse Deborah Boehner -- other includes ground transportation between events

Travel Cost - $1,240.00
Lodging Cost - $1,847.57
Meal Cost - $216.00
Other Cost - $335.22
Total Cost - $3,638.79

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Dairy Foods Association
Dates - January 14, 2002 - January 17, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - give remarks/moderate legislative briefings at IDFA legislative conference
Notes - spouse Deborah Boehner -- other includes ground transportation for four days

Travel Cost - $1,240.00
Lodging Cost - $1,847.57
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost - $335.22
Total Cost - $3,572.79

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 13, 2003 - March 16, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Participate in Congressional Panel for CBOT/Chicago Mercantile Board and conference participants at Futures Industry Association Annual Conference.
Notes - Spouse Deborah Boehner accompanied. Other costs are for transportation to/from airport

Travel Cost - $2,717.50
Lodging Cost - $2,320.21
Meal Cost - $715.90
Other Cost - $190.63
Total Cost - $5,944.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - First Tee Foundation
Dates - October 25, 2002 - October 27, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Remarks to Board of Directors and participants at First Tee Foundation Annual Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,259.00
Lodging Cost - $780.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,039.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - May 23, 2003 - May 26, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Remarks on Congressional panel for CSX board members at CSX Corporation Board meeting
Notes - Spouse Deborah Boehner accompanied

Travel Cost - $817.30
Lodging Cost - $872.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,689.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Sallie Mae
Dates - January 13, 2003 - January 15, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Remarks to the SM Board and participants at the Sallie Mae Board of Directors Annual Conference.
Notes - Other costs are ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $552.50
Lodging Cost - $581.76
Meal Cost - $148.64
Other Cost - $162.50
Total Cost - $1,445.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 18, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - to participate in congressional panel for CBOT and Chicago mercantile board members and conference participant
Notes - spouse, Deborah Boehner-other-misc. ground transportation. [Personal financial disclosure statement shows Futures Industry Assn as sponsor.]

Travel Cost - $1,242.80
Lodging Cost - $2,690.74
Meal Cost - $643.04
Other Cost - $122.54
Total Cost - $4,699.12

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Food Marketing Institute
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 13, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - remarks to FMI Board and conference participants
Notes - spouse, Deborah Boehner-other-misc. ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,308.02
Lodging Cost - $1,905.20
Meal Cost - $350.60
Other Cost - $40.25
Total Cost - $5,604.07

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - May 28, 2004 - May 31, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose -
Notes - spouse, Deborah Boehner, other-meal expenses combined with lodging

Travel Cost - $1,094.70
Lodging Cost - $521.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,615.70

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cigar Association of America
Dates - October 3, 2003 - October 5, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Hot Springs, VA

Purpose - speech to conference participants
Notes - spouse, Deborah Boehner

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,469.58
Meal Cost - $334.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,803.58

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 18, 2005 - March 22, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - To participate in Congressional panel for the "Washington outlook" program during the Futures Industry Association's annual conference
Notes - DC - Boca Raton, FL - Ohio Personal Expense 3/21 - 3/22

Travel Cost - $2,138.80
Lodging Cost - $1,692.38
Meal Cost - $721.16
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,552.34

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN)
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium

Purpose - Remarks/Panel with Members of Congress at the TPN meeting/conference
Notes - Departed Munich, Germany - Brussels, Belgium / Brussels, Belgium - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $10,331.60
Lodging Cost - $1,687.86
Meal Cost - $578.31
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $12,597.77

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industry Assn
Dates - November 3, 2004 - November 5, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Participated on a Congressional panel
Notes - Hamilton, OH - Boca Raton, FL / Boca Raton, FL - Orlando, FL

Travel Cost - $2,044.80
Lodging Cost - $668.80
Meal Cost - $688.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,401.96

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network in Kinclaven Scotland
Dates - August 16, 2004 - August 21, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - Transatlantic conference /international exchange
Notes - Dulles - Edinburgh, Scotland - Duller

Travel Cost - $3,300.00
Lodging Cost - $1,295.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,595.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Inc
Dates - May 27, 2005 - May 30, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - To participate in congressional panel discussions on the rail industry and proposed legislative activity
Notes - Washington, DC - West Virginia - Ohio Personal expense: 5/30/05. [assumed city]

Travel Cost - $1,253.35
Lodging Cost - $1,231.35
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,484.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Dates - August 30, 2005 - September 5, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - Charity event - participation in the First PGA Open, a charity tournament organized under section 501 c 3 of the Internal Revenue Code that has raised more than $50 million for charitable causes. Invitation includes amateur entry fee and accommodations.
Notes - Spokane, WA - Monterey, CA - Cincinnati, OH Personal expense: 8/30 - 9/2

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $2,250.00
Meal Cost - $235.00
Other Cost - $950.00
Total Cost - $3,435.00

Additional family members - No

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.

Recent Posts

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

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  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.