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HILLIARD, EARL F, Democratic Party
Alabama

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $14,768.29

Average cost per trip - $2,109.76
Total number of days spent traveling - 18 days
Rank of representative - 366 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Alabama Farmers Federation
Dates - August 5, 2000 - August 6, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Mobile, AL

Purpose - award recipient
Notes -

Travel Cost - $937.00
Lodging Cost - $98.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,085.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Black Farmers Association
Dates - August 24, 2000 - August 24, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Richmond, VA - Memphis, TN

Purpose - luncheon guest speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,023.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,038.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tommy Sykes of the Decautr, AL Board of Education
Dates - July 22, 2000 - July 23, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Gulf Shores, AL

Purpose - luncheon guest speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $10.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $160.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - July 31, 2000 - August 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $823.00
Lodging Cost - $178.10
Meal Cost - $119.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,120.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Amistad America, Inc.
Dates - April 23, 2000 - April 26, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Hartford, CT

Purpose - Educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,071.42
Lodging Cost - $448.00
Meal Cost - $272.68
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,792.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
Dates - January 22, 2000 - January 26, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Lome, Togo

Purpose - Humanitarian/Fact-finding mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,500.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost - $500.00
Total Cost - $8,450.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - June 16, 2000 - June 17, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $353.57
Lodging Cost - $668.52
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,122.09

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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.

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  • 06.17.15

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  • 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

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  • 05.28.15

    Divestment on Campus

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