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American RadioWorks |
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The Lost Children of Katrina

In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?

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Trips sponsored by

World Wildlife Fund


Total cost of 8 trips: $27,881.36


Traveler: Thomas Burris (from the office of Lindsey Graham)
Destination: KENYA, AFRICA
Purpose: TO FAMILIARIZE AND EDUCATE THE DELEGATION OF THE CRITICAL ROLE CONSERVATION PLAYS IN PROMOTING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR THE US AND OTHER COUNTRIES
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Greer (from the office of F. Allen Boyd)
Destination: KENYA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Ray Smith (from the office of Ander Crenshaw)
Destination: KENYA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP REGARDING INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION ISSUES
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $2,547.92
source

Traveler: Christine Pollack (from the office of E. Clay Shaw)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (DULLES) TO NAIROBI, KENYA (VIA LONDON, ENGLAND). IN KENYA: CHYULU HILLS, AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, KIUNGA MARINE NATIONAL RESERVE, MASAI MARA
Purpose: OBSERVE VARIOUS CONSERVATION PROGRAMS AROUND KENYA AS LEAD STAFFER FOR CONGRESSMAN E. CLAY SHAW JR., WHO IS CO-CHAIR OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Johanna Polsenberg (from the office of Tom Udall)
Destination: KENYA, AFRICA
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Edward Burrier (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: NAIROBI, KENYA
Purpose: EXPLORE US SPONSORED CONSERVATION EFFORTS IN KENYA - PROJECTS SPONSORED BY WORLD WILDLIFE FUND AND USAID. EXPLORE REGIONAL SECURITY AND COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS IN EAST AFRICA. STUDY EFFECTS OF THE US STATE DEPARTMENT'S TRAVEL WARNING ON KENYA.
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Jesse Price (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: NAIROBI, KENYA
Purpose: TO VIEW LAND AND ANIMAL CONSERVATION AND STOW AND SHIP PROGRAMS FUNDED IN PART BY THE WWF AND TO OBSERVE THE IMPACTS OF THESE PROJECTS ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Date: Dec 4, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $3,715.92
source

Traveler: Rick Limardo (from the office of Ralph Regula)
Destination: NAIROBI, KENYA
Purpose: FACT FINDING RELATED TO CONSERVATION
Date: Dec 4, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source



American RadioWorks |
Photo: FEMA Photo Library.

The Lost Children of Katrina

In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?

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    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

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  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

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    UnRetirement

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