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TURNER, MIKE, Republican Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $13,301.48

Average cost per trip - $4,433.83
Total number of days spent traveling - 18 days
Rank of representative - 389 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Jerusalem, Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Daytona Intl Airport - Ben Gurion Airport - Jerusalem - Daytona Intl Airport

Travel Cost - $2,995.51
Lodging Cost - $1,144.00
Meal Cost - $465.75
Other Cost - $610.16
Total Cost - $5,215.42

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Retreat for RSC members to discuss policy issues and agenda for the 109th Congress
Notes - Rayburn Horseshoe - Baltimore, MD - Rayburn Horseshoe via bus

Travel Cost - $113.40
Lodging Cost - $425.26
Meal Cost - $304.47
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $882.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Fund
Dates - July 5, 2005 - July 10, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Munich, Germany

Purpose - To bring together young influential members of the US Congress and the German Bundestag for discussions of policy issues affecting the US and Europe and to build informal connections with colleagues.
Notes - Rep. Turner - Washington, DC - Berlin & Munich, Germany - Dayton, OH Mrs. Turner: Washington, DC - Berlin & Munich, Germany - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $4,592.98
Lodging Cost - $2,209.50
Meal Cost - $401.04
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,203.52

Additional family members - Yes

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

    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.
  • 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.