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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

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  • 07.02.15

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Back to The Data

Office of

Fred Thompson


Total cost of 37 office trips: $73,326.87


Trips by Fred Thompson
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $33,904.51

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: International Mass Retail Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $11,417.08
source

Destination: SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: INTERNET DEFENSE SUMMIT (SPONSORED BY SRI INTERNATIONAL, ATOMIC TANGERINE AND FORBES ASAP)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 8, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $4,220.62
source

Destination: PIGEON FORGE, TN
Sponsor: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Smoky Mountains
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 12, 2000
Expense: $958.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON DENNIS MILLER LIVE ON JULY 7
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,843.95
source

Destination: WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Sponsor: NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ETHICS IN FILMMAKING
Date: Nov 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,391.31
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,709.00
source

Destination: CHATTANOOGA, TN
Sponsor: Bethlehem Center Chattanooga Tennessee
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 30, 2001
Expense: $727.50
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: TO MODERATE AND PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Jul 22, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $480.00
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,240.05
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - NASHVILLE
Sponsor: First Farmers & Merchants National Bank
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 12, 2001
Expense: $426.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - NASHVILLE
Sponsor: American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers
Purpose: ASCAP EVENT
Date: Oct 18, 2001
Expense: $426.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: TO MODERATE AND PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Jun 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,692.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Gannett Corporation
Purpose: DEBATE AT USA TODAY FORUM
Date: Oct 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,373.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Fred Thompson

Bob Davis
Mark Esper
Stephanie Henning
Elizabeth Jarvis
Rachel Jones
Susan Marshall
Powell Moore
Paul Noe
Robert Shea
Hannah Sistare
Harvey Valentine
Elizabeth Wood
Henry Wray



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.