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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

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  • 07.02.15

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Trips sponsored by

US-Asean Business Council


Total cost of 23 trips: $124,048.14


Traveler: Ira Wolf (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: THAILAND
Purpose: INFORMATION GATHERING & ORIENTATION ON THAI POLITICS & ECONOMICS
Date: May 28, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,350.80
source

Traveler: Louisa Schiller (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: BUSINESS/CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 25, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $6,438.32
source

Traveler: Randall Soderquist (from the office of Jeff Bingaman)
Destination: MALAYSIA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,841.00
source

Traveler: Angela Ellard (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: SINGAPORE - HANOI (VIETNAM) - HOCHI MINH CITY (VIETN)
Purpose: ACCOMPANY CONGRESSMAN CRANE ON TRADE AND ECONOMIC MISSION TO MEET WITHU.S. AND FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $9,781.00
source

Traveler: Philip Crane (from the office of Philip Crane)
Destination: SINGAPORE - VIETNAM
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $19,562.00
source

Traveler: Charles Freeman (from the office of Frank Murkowski)
Destination: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TO MALAYSIA
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $1,800.82
source

Traveler: J J Piskadlo (from the office of Jim Davis)
Destination: KUALA LUMPUR & PERANG, MALAYSIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 8, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,068.00
source

Traveler: David Broome (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: THAILAND / LAOS
Purpose: TRADE & COMMERCE BRIEFINGS
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,905.31
source

Traveler: Franklin Thompson (from the office of John Tanner)
Destination: DULLES AIRPORT TO BANGKOK, THAILAND
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, WITH FOCUS ON CONTINUING EFFORTS TO RECOVER FROM ASIAN FINANCIAL CRISIS. ALSO TRADE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,905.31
source

Traveler: Peter Muller (from the office of Ellen Tauscher)
Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $3,317.50
source

Traveler: John Seggerman (from the office of Lincoln Chafee)
Destination: SINGAPORE, JAKARTA
Purpose: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT & PRIVATE SECTOR OFFICIALS TO UNDERSTAND & FURTHER US-SINGAPORE & US-INDONESIAN RELATIONS
Date: Aug 2, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $6,941.00
source

Traveler: Jayme White (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH SINGAPORE
Date: Feb 1, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $7,680.54
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Fay (from the office of Evan Bayh)
Destination: THAILAND
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS REGARDING BILATERAL TRADE TALKS
Date: Aug 3, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,141.00
source

Traveler: J Thomas Brady (from the office of Sam Brownback)
Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND
Purpose: THE FOCUS OF THE TRIP WILL BE ON THAILAND'S CONTINUING EFFORTS TO RECOVER FROM THE ASIAN FINANCIAL CRISIS, PROSPECTS FOR US-THAILAND FREE TRADE AGREEMENT AND COUNTERTERRORISM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
Date: Aug 3, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,988.64
source

Traveler: Brian Pomper (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND
Purpose: FACT FINDING CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Aug 3, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,317.46
source

Traveler: Melvin Spence (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND - PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
Purpose: TRADE STAFF DELEGATION. TOPICS OF DISCUSSION WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS & BUSINESS COMMUNITY INCLUDED US-THAILAND FREE TRADE AGREEMENT AND CAMBODIAN TEXTILE TRADE
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,077.97
source

Traveler: Brian Diffell (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: ST LOUIS-BANGKOK-PHNAM PANH-WASH, DC
Purpose: TRADE DISCUSSIONS (FTA THAILAND, WTO CAMBODIA)
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,077.97
source

Traveler: Adam Peterman (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination: KUALA LUMPUR AND PENANG, MALAYSIA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 9, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $7,248.00
source

Traveler: Adam Peterman (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination: THAILAND
Purpose: TRADE-RELATED EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $5,103.00
source

Traveler: Anthony Reed (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,016.25
source

Traveler: Nicole Venable (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: BANGKOK-PHUKETH
Purpose: GOVERNMENT MEETINGS ON US-THAILAND FTA, FOREIGN POLICY AND TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,116.25
source

Traveler: Eric Eikenberg (from the office of E. Clay Shaw)
Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND-PHUKET, THAILAND
Purpose: TRIP HIGHLIGHTED THE PENDING FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE U.S. AND THAILAND. TRIP ALSO DETAILED THE RELIEF EFFORTS FOLLOWING DECEMBER TSUNAMI
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $5,253.75
source

Traveler: Demetrios Marantis (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: THAILAND
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TRIP TO THAILAND
Date: Mar 27, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,116.25
source



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.