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American RadioWorks |
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The Lost Children of Katrina

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Trips by*

Eli Hopson


Total cost of 8 trips: $11,860.86


Trips traveled under the office of Sherwood Boehlert

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Association of International Automobile Manufacturers
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW, AND BE BRIEFED ON HYDROGEN FUEL-CELL VEHICLES.
Date: Apr 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $695.00
source

Destination: LONDON, UK
Sponsor: National Grid USA
Purpose: TO TOUR ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION FACILITIES AND TO DISCUSS THE UNITED KINGDOM'S ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION SYSTEM. MET WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM NATIONAL GRID TRANSCO AND THE GOVERNMENT MINISTRY WITH OVERSIGHT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
Date: Jun 29, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,220.24
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO ATTEND MICROSOFT'S RESEARCH FAIR
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,107.57
source

Destination: KNOXVILLE
Sponsor: East Tennessee Economic Council
Purpose: OVERSIGHT TRIP OF OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Date: Jul 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $337.04
source

Destination: HANFORD, WA - SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Tri-City Industrial Development Council (TRIDEC)
Purpose: TO PERFORM OVERSIGHT AT THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY, AND TOUR THE NUCLEAR WASTE SUE AT HANFORD
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,306.22
source

Destination: SAC
Sponsor: Alliance to Save Energy
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,357.79
source

Destination: WATERTON, VA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO ATTEND A COURSE ON "ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE THE SCIENCE AND HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $535.00
source

Destination: BEIJING, CHINA
Sponsor: US-China Policy Foundation
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE POLITICAL, SOCIAL, BUSINESS, AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT IN CHINA, AND HOW IT IS AFFECTING AND COULD AFFECT THE UNITED STATES
Date: Aug 7, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $3,302.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Eli Hopson.


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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