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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.

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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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I-49 International Coalition - $6,824.37 spent on 6 trips
58.6% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
41.4% spent on Republican Party

ALEXANDER, RODNEY - Republican Party
October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Texarkana, AR - Kansas City, MO - Joplin, MO - Fort Smith, AR - Shreveport, LA - Doddridge, AR - New Orleans, LA
Purpose - To educate members of the public on the importance and status of work of the I-94 project and to increase the project's likelihood for funding in the upcoming federal highway program reauthorization legislation.
Total Cost - $1,776.69

BOOZMAN, JOHN N - Republican Party
October 23, 2003 - October 23, 2003 (1 days)
Kansas City, MO - Joplin, MO - Fort Smith, AR
Purpose - To tour the proposed route for the continuation of the Interstate 49
Total Cost - $192.50

JOHN, CHRIS - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Kansas City, MO - Joplin, MO - Fort Smith, AR - Shreveport, LA - Doddridge, AR - Lafayette, LA - New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Traveled route of I-49
Total Cost - $1,245.44

MCCRERY, JAMES OTIS III - Republican Party
October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Texarkana, TX - Kansas City, MO - Joplin, MO - Fort Smith, AR - Shreveport, LA - Doddridge, AR - Shreveport, LA
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $853.19

ROSS, MICHAEL A - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Kansas City, MO - Joplin, MO - Fort Smith, AR - Shreveport, LA - Doddridge, AR - Lafayette, LA - New Orleans, LA
Purpose - for member of congress and their staffs to view the I-49 route from Kansas City, MO to the Port of New Orleans and to create dialog and awareness through public meetings with Members of Congress and the I-49 International Coalition.
Total Cost - $1,261.11

SANDLIN, MAX - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Shreveport, LA - New Orleans, LA
Purpose - congressional tour of I-49 route
Total Cost - $1,495.44

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.