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SHELBY, RICHARD C, Republican Party
Alabama

Total number of trips - 4
Total cost of trips - $338.00

Average cost per trip - $84.50
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 627 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - February 13, 2004 - February 13, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $13.00
Other Cost - $25.00
Total Cost - $338.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - The Support Foundation
Dates - November 12, 2000 - November 20, 2000 (9 days)
Location(s) - Bangkok, Thailand

Purpose -
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - US China Friendship Program
Dates - August 15, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (19 days)
Location(s) - Singapore - Beijing, China

Purpose -
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not listed. Spouse accompanied.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - US Kyrgyzstan Friendship Program
Dates - September 2, 2001 - September 4, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kashgar, China - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Purpose -
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not listed. Spouse accompanied.

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

Additional family members - Yes

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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 05.28.15

    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?