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American RadioWorks |
Divestment protest at University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 4, 2014. Photo: Light Brigade on Flickr.

Divestment on Campus

Across the world, college students are urging their institutions to “divest” from fossil fuels. This week we ask: is the divestment movement working?

Recent Posts

  • 05.20.15

    Can how you move change how you think?

    Scientists have long thought of the brain as a “control center” for the body – a kind of computer that dictates how we move. But what if how we walk and stand and gesture could actually change how we think?
  • 05.12.15

    Forest Schools

    What if one day a week, school was in the woods? On the podcast, Emily Hanford takes us to Vermont to understand why teachers wanted to take their students into the forest, and what the kids -- and the teachers -- are learning from it.
  • 05.06.15

    Exposing Conditions at Native Schools

    There are 183 federally-run Bureau of Indian Education schools in the nation, and about a third of these are in poor condition. Some students at BIE schools deal with poorly-insulated classrooms, holes in the roof, rodents, and other issues on a daily basis.
  • 04.29.15

    Green Teachers

    A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.

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HART, MELISSA, Republican Party
Pennsylvania

Total number of trips - 4
Total cost of trips - $18,845.11

Average cost per trip - $4,711.28
Total number of days spent traveling - 18 days
Rank of representative - 317 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Transatlantic conference in London
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,678.06
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $628.14
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,524.20

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Conservative Members Retreat
Notes - Washington - Baltimore - Pittsburgh

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $425.26
Meal Cost - $191.91
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $732.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - To participate in a program consisting of panel discussions and debates regarding important issues that impact both the US and European economies and interests
Notes - 11/07 Dulles - Frankfurt - Budapest / 11/12 Budapest - Munich - Dulles

Travel Cost - $3,499.98
Lodging Cost - $1,208.60
Meal Cost - $599.46
Other Cost - $33.42
Total Cost - $5,341.46

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industries Assn
Dates - November 3, 2004 - November 5, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Conference speaker as a member of the House Financial Services Committee for SIA annual conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Boca Raton, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,202.00
Lodging Cost - $668.80
Meal Cost - $376.47
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,247.27

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Divestment protest at University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 4, 2014. Photo: Light Brigade on Flickr.

Divestment on Campus

Across the world, college students are urging their institutions to “divest” from fossil fuels. This week we ask: is the divestment movement working?

Recent Posts

  • 05.20.15

    Can how you move change how you think?

    Scientists have long thought of the brain as a “control center” for the body – a kind of computer that dictates how we move. But what if how we walk and stand and gesture could actually change how we think?
  • 05.12.15

    Forest Schools

    What if one day a week, school was in the woods? On the podcast, Emily Hanford takes us to Vermont to understand why teachers wanted to take their students into the forest, and what the kids -- and the teachers -- are learning from it.
  • 05.06.15

    Exposing Conditions at Native Schools

    There are 183 federally-run Bureau of Indian Education schools in the nation, and about a third of these are in poor condition. Some students at BIE schools deal with poorly-insulated classrooms, holes in the roof, rodents, and other issues on a daily basis.
  • 04.29.15

    Green Teachers

    A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.