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American RadioWorks |
Image: Sweet Briar College web site

Sweet Briar Returns

Sweet Briar College was about to close after struggling with dwindling enrollment and other problems. An alumni group raised more than 20 million dollars in pledges to keep the doors open, but the school's survival is still deeply in doubt.

Recent Posts

  • 07.15.15

    The Future of Historically Black Colleges

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities proliferated throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when many white schools refused to admit African Americans, especially in the South. Our guest this week feels HBCUs still serve a crucial role in higher education.
  • 07.07.15

    Talking About Race in Schools

    Over the past year, race relations have dominated the news cycle. This can bring up difficult questions, especially for parents and teachers. Our guest Yolanda Moses says Americans need to find more ways to talk about race in schools.
  • 07.02.15

    Minorities and Special Ed

    For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.
  • 06.23.15

    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.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Michael Rawson


Total cost of 12 trips: $24,058.56


Trips traveled under the office of Conrad Burns

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: DETERMINE TRENDS IN HIGH-TECH SECTOR TO FOSTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN MONTANA
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,355.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PROTECT FUTURE OF FREE, OVER-THE-AIR TELEVISION FOR MT WHILE DELIVERING BENEFITS FROM DIGITAL TRANSACTION
Date: Apr 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $997.89
source

Destination: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
Sponsor: US-Asia Network
Purpose: OPEN UP AND EXPAND MARKETS IN KOREA FOR MT COMPANIES TO CREATE HIGH-TECH JOBS IN MT
Date: Apr 15, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NCTA'S NATIONAL SHOW
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,460.92
source

Destination: KAZAKHSTAN
Sponsor: International Tax and Investment Center
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO LEARN MORE ABOUT KAZAKHSTAN'S ECONOMY AND TRADE
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $11,120.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: TO EXPLORE WAYS TO BETTER BRING BROADBAND TO RURAL AREAS OF MONTANA
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $548.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE MOST EFFICIENT TRANSITION TO DIGITAL TELEVISION TO PRESERVE NEWS AND COMMUNITY INFORMATION FOR MONTANANS
Date: Apr 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,380.66
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: EDS AND AFCEA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NAVY MARINE CORPS INTRANET INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM
Date: Jun 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $955.70
source

Destination: BILLINGS, MONTANA
Sponsor: Bresnan Communications
Purpose: TO DETERMINE THE BEST WAYS TO BUILD-OUT BROADBAND AND E-911 CAPABILITIES OVER CABLE INFRASTRUCTURE
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $732.00
source

Destination: DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: TECHNOCOM
Purpose: TO EXAMINE CUTTING-EDGE E-911 GEOLOCATION TECHNOLOGIES TO ENHANCE MONTANA'S EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
Date: Aug 24, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,521.84
source

Destination: BRECKENRIDGE, CO
Sponsor: LEVEL (3) COMMUNICATIONS, INTRADO, VONAGE
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND HOW E-911 TECHNOLOGIES APPLY TO VOICE-OVER-IP (VOIP) SERVICES, AND HOW THESE SERVICE APPLY TO RURAL MONTANA
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $794.75
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO BETTER UNDERSTAND ISSUES RELATED IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS IN RURAL MONTANA
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,566.80
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Michael Rawson.


American RadioWorks |
Image: Sweet Briar College web site

Sweet Briar Returns

Sweet Briar College was about to close after struggling with dwindling enrollment and other problems. An alumni group raised more than 20 million dollars in pledges to keep the doors open, but the school's survival is still deeply in doubt.

Recent Posts

  • 07.15.15

    The Future of Historically Black Colleges

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities proliferated throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when many white schools refused to admit African Americans, especially in the South. Our guest this week feels HBCUs still serve a crucial role in higher education.
  • 07.07.15

    Talking About Race in Schools

    Over the past year, race relations have dominated the news cycle. This can bring up difficult questions, especially for parents and teachers. Our guest Yolanda Moses says Americans need to find more ways to talk about race in schools.
  • 07.02.15

    Minorities and Special Ed

    For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.
  • 06.23.15

    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.