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Trips by*

Michael Copher


Total cost of 7 trips: $8,829.52


Trips traveled under the office of Steve Buyer

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL RETREAT, TOUR OF FACILITIES
Date: Feb 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,109.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: MEETINGS W/ CABLE & TELEVISION EXECUTIVES
Date: Dec 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,403.14
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE CONSUMER ELECTRONIC SHOW
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,234.47
source

Destination: INDIANAPOLIS
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Co
Purpose: VISIT AND TOUR HEADQUARTERS AND FACILITY IN TIPPECANOE COUNTY
Date: May 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,033.54
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: TOUR MANY COMPANIES WITH FACILITIES IN INDIANA AND THE 4TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT AND LEARN ABOUT SOME OF THE CHALLENGES FACING MANUFACTURERS AND THE WORKFORCE
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,076.99
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: VISIT WITH AND VIEW SOME OF THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES FOR BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT AND MEET WITH EMPLOYEES OF ONE OF THE MORE PROGRESSIVE FACILITIES FOR BROADBAND
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,690.52
source

Destination: ALEXANDRIA, VA TO THE HOMSTEAD
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT ON WIRELESS INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,281.86
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* - Trips by all travelers named Michael Copher.


American RadioWorks |
Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.