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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Christopher Ogilvie


Total cost of 6 trips: $11,018.85


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Etheridge

Destination:
Sponsor: Progress Energy
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $436.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE & CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: TO TOUR THE OPERATIONS AT THE CBOT & CME AND LEARN ABOUT COMMODITY ANDFUTURES TRADING ON THOSE EXCHANGES
Date: Jul 31, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $939.65
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.; CARY, NC; MEMPHIS, TN; GREENVILLE, MS; NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL; MONSANTO
Purpose: TO GAIN BETTER INSIGHT AND INFORMATION REGARDING THE COTTON INDUSTRY IN THE UNITED STATES
Date: Aug 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,752.13
source

Destination: CARY, NC-MEMPHIS, TN-GREENVILLE, MS-NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL, MONSANTO
Purpose: TO GAIN BETTER INSIGHT REGARDING NEW CHALLENGES FACING COTTON INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,594.60
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Futures Industry Association
Purpose: ATTEND FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT INDUSTRY AND THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS WITH FUTURES. ASSIST MEMBER OF CONGRESS WITH PANEL DISCUSSION ON FUTURES AND CONGRESSIONAL UPDATE
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,326.51
source


Trips traveled under the office of Collin Peterson

Destination: LUBBOCK, TX: PHOENIX, AZ, LAS VEGAS, NV: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: TO GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE COTTON INDUSTRY IN THE WESTERN HALF OF THE UNITED STATES
Date: Aug 22, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,969.96
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Christopher Ogilvie.


American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

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    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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