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American RadioWorks |
Image: Sweet Briar College web site

Sweet Briar Returns

Sweet Briar College was about to close after struggling with dwindling enrollment and other problems. An alumni group raised more than 20 million dollars in pledges to keep the doors open, but the school's survival is still deeply in doubt.

Recent Posts

  • 07.15.15

    The Future of Historically Black Colleges

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities proliferated throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when many white schools refused to admit African Americans, especially in the South. Our guest this week feels HBCUs still serve a crucial role in higher education.
  • 07.07.15

    Talking About Race in Schools

    Over the past year, race relations have dominated the news cycle. This can bring up difficult questions, especially for parents and teachers. Our guest Yolanda Moses says Americans need to find more ways to talk about race in schools.
  • 07.02.15

    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.
  • 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.

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BYRD, ROBERT C, Democratic Party
West Virginia

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $698.00

Average cost per trip - $116.33
Total number of days spent traveling - 12 days
Rank of representative - 609 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Roosevelt Institute
Dates - November 14, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Hyde Park, NY

Purpose - Speaking engagement at freedom awards ceremony
Notes -

Travel Cost - $283.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $423.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nation Institute
Dates - December 14, 2003 - December 14, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $275.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $275.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - WW Norton & Co
Dates - July 25, 2004 - July 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY - Boston, MA

Purpose - Book event
Notes - Washington, DC - New York, NY - Boston, MA - Washington, DC 7/26 and 7/27 overnight stay was sponsored by Boston 2004 Host Committee This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Boston 2004 Host, Boston 2004 Host Committee
Dates - July 26, 2004 - July 28, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - WW Norton & Co
Dates - October 12, 2004 - October 12, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Kennedy Library book event
Notes - Washington, DC - Boston, MA - Washington, DC This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - NO


Sponsor(s) - WW Norton & Co
Dates - October 27, 2004 - October 27, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Book event National Constitution Center
Notes - Washington, DC - Philadelphia - Washington, DC This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Image: Sweet Briar College web site

Sweet Briar Returns

Sweet Briar College was about to close after struggling with dwindling enrollment and other problems. An alumni group raised more than 20 million dollars in pledges to keep the doors open, but the school's survival is still deeply in doubt.

Recent Posts

  • 07.15.15

    The Future of Historically Black Colleges

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities proliferated throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when many white schools refused to admit African Americans, especially in the South. Our guest this week feels HBCUs still serve a crucial role in higher education.
  • 07.07.15

    Talking About Race in Schools

    Over the past year, race relations have dominated the news cycle. This can bring up difficult questions, especially for parents and teachers. Our guest Yolanda Moses says Americans need to find more ways to talk about race in schools.
  • 07.02.15

    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.
  • 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.