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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

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    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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Trips sponsored by

Wilderness Society


Total cost of 8 trips: $7,662.08


Traveler: Sara Barth (from the office of Barbara Boxer)
Destination: CALIFORNIA (SIERRA RANGE)
Purpose: VIEWING NATIONAL FORESTS FOR POSSIBLE WILDERNESS DESIGNATION
Date: Aug 27, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $240.00
source

Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, TRUCKEE, CLAVEC RIVER AREA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 27, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $959.09
source

Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: ARIZONA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING REGARDING NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEM
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Traveler: Edith Thompson (from the office of Wayne Gilchrest)
Destination: BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO PALM SPRINGS THEN FROM PALM SPRINGS TO BWL AIRPORT
Purpose: TO VISIT AND LEARN ABOUT THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEM
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,179.00
source

Traveler: Timothy Aiken (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: RONALD REAGAN NATIONAL-PALM SPRINGS, CA-DULLES INTERNATIONAL
Purpose: OBSERVE & RECEIVE BRIEFINGS ON CHALLENGES CONFRONTING SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT AND NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEM IN GENERAL
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,075.00
source

Traveler: Lara Levison (from the office of Nancy Pelosi)
Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEMS CHALLENGES TO THE SYSTEM BY VISITING THE SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $1,110.09
source

Traveler: Richard Healy (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: PALMS SPRINGS CA
Purpose: TOUR SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT. MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,075.00
source

Traveler: Meghan Conklin (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: PALM SPRINGS
Purpose: A FACT-FINDING TOUR OF THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEM (NLCS) WITH A TOUR OF THE SANTA ROSA NATIONAL MONUMENT NEAR PALM SPRINGS
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $923.90
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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.