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The Lost Children of Katrina

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American RadioWorks |
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The Lost Children of Katrina

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Jeff Harrison


Total cost of 9 trips: $8,751.83


Trips traveled under the office of Norm Coleman

Destination: CHILE
Sponsor: Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: DISCUSS US-CHILE FTA
Date: May 24, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,425.33
source

Destination: RUTTGER'S BAY, MINNESOTA
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION'S CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR
Date: Aug 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,190.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Sponsor: National Council of Farmer Co-ops
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF FARMER OWNED COOPERATIVES
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,383.15
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: RENEWABLE FUEL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK TO RENEWABLE FUELS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION
Date: Feb 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $810.10
source


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: HOUSE AG COMMITTEE BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: BIG SKY, MONTANA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: DISCUSS CURRENT ISSUES WITH RURAL BANKERS COMMITTEE
Date: Jul 8, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,237.66
source

Destination: MINNESOTA
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT CORN, ETHANOL PRODUCTION
Date: Aug 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $401.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: FLORIDA CITRUS MUTUAL, FL FARM BUREAU AND FL FRUIT AND VEGETABLE
Purpose: TOUR CITRUS PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING AND OTHER FL AGRICULTURE
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,199.59
source

Destination: MINNESOTA
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: TOUR CORN, ETHANOL PRODUCING AREAS OF MN
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $820.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jeff Harrison.


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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  • 04.01.15

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    UnRetirement

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