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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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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Office of

Michael Oxley


Total cost of 293 office trips: $492,111.80


Trips by Michael Oxley
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $94,306.83

Destination: HYANNIS, MA
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,246.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: BOARD MEETING TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE FUTURE SIGHTS & TOPICS FOR RIPON EDUCATIONAL FUND TRANSATLANTIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Date: Nov 21, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,500.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH U.S. GOVERNMENT/EUROPEAN COUNTERPARTS ON BIOTECHNOLOGY, E-COMMERCE, HEALTHCARE AND OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUES
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $9,900.00
source

Destination: PERSHIRE-EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $9,732.57
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM'S ANNUAL MEETING IN DAVOS
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $9,464.00
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC MEETING WITH EUROPEAN LEADERSHIP
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $15,174.81
source

Destination: LONDON - SCOTLAND - DULLES; WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE; INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $3,436.00
source

Destination: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE/INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,595.00
source

Destination: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2004 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $8,382.06
source

Destination: BRUSSELS
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE/INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $11,769.17
source

Destination: LONDON
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE NETWORK
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE SPEECH AND MEETING WITH SHAREHOLDER ADVOCATES
Date: Jul 5, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $9,606.79
source

Destination: EDINBURG SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC MEETING/INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,500.43
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Michael Oxley

Peter Barrett
Dirk Bartlett
Sidney Blackmer
Dale Brown
Madeline Burns
Peter Burnt
John Butler
Cindy Chetti
James Clinger
James Conzelman
Justin Daly
Sapna Delacourt
Jared Dilley
Thomas Duncan
Dina Ellis
David Eppstein
Peter Erdman
Tucker Foote
Bob Foster
Alfred Garesche
Sam Geduldig
Kyle Gilster
Robert Gordon
Terry Haines
Hugh Halpern
Brant Imperatore
Kristen Jaconi
Tallman Johnson
Timothy Johnson
Clinton Jones
Paul Kangas
Karen Lynch
Kevin Macmillan
James Maday
Barbara Matthews
Tom Mccrocklin
Carter Mcdowell
Brookly Mclaughlin
Thomas Montgomery
Sarah Morgan
David Oxner
Peggy Peterson
Joe Pinner
Brendan Reilly
Linda Rich
Christopher Rosello
Aquiles Suarez
Charles Symington
Charles Sywington
Frank Tillotson
Glenn Westrich
W Scott Wilber
Greg Zerzan



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

  • 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.