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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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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.

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  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 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.