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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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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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  • 12.16.14

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    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.
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    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.

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OXLEY, MICHAEL G, Republican Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $98,247.13

Average cost per trip - $8,187.26
Total number of days spent traveling - 69 days
Rank of representative - 37 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 6, 2000 - July 9, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Hyannis, MA

Purpose - Congressional educational seminar
Notes - Spouse accompanied

Travel Cost - $846.00
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,246.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 25, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Meetings with U.S. government/European counterparts on biotechnology, e-commerce, healthcare and other important issues
Notes - Spouse accompanied - other expenses for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,000.00
Lodging Cost - $5,600.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $9,900.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 21, 2000 - November 24, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Venice, Italy

Purpose - Board meeting to discuss possible future sights and topics for Ripon Educational Fund Transatlantic Executive Committee
Notes - Spouse accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,400.00
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,500.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 9, 2001 - August 18, 2001 (10 days)
Location(s) - Pershire, Scotland - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - Transatlantic Conference - fact finding
Notes - Other expenses for board meeting - conference - ground transportation - accompanied by spouse Patricia Oxley

Travel Cost - $7,879.66
Lodging Cost - $3,802.35
Meal Cost - $1,466.00
Other Cost - $524.39
Total Cost - $13,672.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 22, 2003 - January 27, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - participant in World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos
Notes - Spouse, Patricia A. Oxley,other-ground transportation

Travel Cost - $6,984.00
Lodging Cost - $1,980.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $9,464.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 15, 2003 - August 16, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - transatlantic meeting with European Leadership
Notes - dates personal-8/15-16/2003, other costs are for ground transportation. Spouse Patricia A Oxley accompanied.

Travel Cost - $12,190.86
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost - $510.14
Total Cost - $15,175.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - August 17, 2003 - August 23, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - London, England - Scotland

Purpose - Transatlantic conference, international exchange
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost. Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,431.00
Lodging Cost - $1,360.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $645.00
Total Cost - $3,436.00

Additional family members - No


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 - Dulles

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) - Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN)
Dates - December 1, 2004 - December 5, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium

Purpose - Transatlantic Conference/International Exchange
Notes -

Travel Cost - $9,400.00
Lodging Cost - $1,257.48
Meal Cost - $578.31
Other Cost - $533.38
Total Cost - $11,769.17

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - November 8, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - 2004 Transatlantic Conference Panel Participant
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,061.31
Lodging Cost - $725.16
Meal Cost - $564.14
Other Cost - $31.45
Total Cost - $8,382.06

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Corporate Governance Network
Dates - July 5, 2005 - July 10, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - International Corporate Governance speech and meeting with shareholder advocates
Notes - Washington, DC - London - Washington Dulles Including spouse

Travel Cost - $5,583.18
Lodging Cost - $2,287.94
Meal Cost - $149.98
Other Cost - $1,585.69
Total Cost - $9,606.79

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - Transatlantic meeting / international exchange
Notes - Washington, DC - Edinburgh, Scotland - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $3,384.43
Lodging Cost - $1,116.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,500.43

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

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 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.