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GRAHAM, LINDSEY OLIN, Republican Party
South Carolina

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $22,261.19

Average cost per trip - $1,855.10
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 280 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Quail Unlimited
Dates - February 1, 2003 - February 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Albany, GA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $789.00
Lodging Cost - $330.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,119.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Motion Picture Association of America
Dates - February 18, 2003 - February 20, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - copyright management systems briefing
Notes -

Travel Cost - $290.05
Lodging Cost - $460.72
Meal Cost - $88.98
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $839.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NBC - Meet the Press
Dates - March 1, 2003 - March 1, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Colombia, SC - Dulles

Travel Cost - $601.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $601.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Roundtable
Dates - May 1, 2003 - May 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $268.00
Lodging Cost - $353.94
Meal Cost - $115.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $736.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ABC News
Dates - May 3, 2003 - May 3, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY - Columbia, SC

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $708.00
Lodging Cost - $120.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $828.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pathology Service Associates
Dates - July 18, 2003 - July 22, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $543.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,043.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 7, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Fact-finding trip to nuclear facilities
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,959.00
Lodging Cost - $1,244.00
Meal Cost - $1,435.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,638.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Corning Inc.
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Augusta, GA

Purpose - Corning Public Policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $410.00
Meal Cost - $165.00
Other Cost - $266.00
Total Cost - $841.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - South Carolina Manufacturing Alliance
Dates - May 17, 2002 - May 17, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - policy briefing and speech to annual meeting of SC Manufacturing Alliance.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $669.00
Lodging Cost - $402.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,071.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Trial Lawyers Assn
Dates - January 30, 2005 - January 30, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - La Quinta, CA

Purpose - Keynote speaker, American Trial Lawyers Association 2005 Winter Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $260.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $260.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sony Pictures Entertainment
Dates - January 10, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - Keynote, Sony Open Forum 2005 "Era of Convergence: Re-examining its Threats and Opportunities"
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,443.00
Lodging Cost - $1,350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,793.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Southeast American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Dates - April 7, 2005 - April 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Keynote speaker, Southeast ABOTA National Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $295.00
Lodging Cost - $195.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $490.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.