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Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

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CHAFEE, LINCOLN D, Republican Party
Rhode Island

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $30,976.42

Average cost per trip - $6,195.28
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 212 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Federal Express
Dates - March 3, 2000 - March 3, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Woods Hole, MA

Purpose - Climate Science Briefing on Global Climate Change organized by the Alliance for the Advancement of Climate Science.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $353.37
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $353.37

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 29, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Florence, Italy

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the convergence of U.S. national security and the global environment
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,594.60
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,874.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 29, 2002 - April 7, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - to participate in a conference on US - China relations
Notes - Spouse accompanied. Total cost entered in other box

Travel Cost - $11,867.00
Lodging Cost - $1,800.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,667.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Coalition, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund
Dates - August 3, 2002 - August 8, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Fairbanks, AK - Artic Village, AK - Artic National Wildlife Refuge, AK - Prudhoe Bay, AK - Fairbanks, AK

Purpose - fact-finding trip on Artic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling/energy and wilderness issues
Notes - other is oil field tour

Travel Cost - $3,962.11
Lodging Cost - $586.94
Meal Cost - $282.10
Other Cost - $74.00
Total Cost - $4,905.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harness Tracks of America
Dates - February 19, 2002 - February 21, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speech to 2002 Harness Racing Congress
Notes - total cost entered in other box

Travel Cost - $343.00
Lodging Cost - $833.30
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,176.30

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.