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

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

John Riley


Total cost of 11 trips: $11,679.85


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF AGENDA AND OTHER ISSUES FOR SECOND SESSION RELATED TO STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: NATIONAL DAIRY LEADERS CONFERENCE
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A PANEL DISCUSSION REGARDING DAIRY PROVISIONS OF THE NEXT FARM BILL.
Date: Sep 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $290.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: TO ADDRESS A MEETING OF THE AACI AND NATIONAL CROP INSURANCE SERVICES
Date: Feb 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,353.40
source

Destination: RALEIGH, NC; ST. LOUIS, MO; MEMPHIS, TN; GREENVILLE, MS; NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN COTTON INDUSTRY EDUCATION AND ORIENTATION TOUR
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,271.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL ENERGY SEMINAR INCLUDING DISCUSSION OF ENERGY TRADING IN FUTURES MARKETS
Date: Jun 14, 2002
Expense: $408.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ALL INDUSTRY MEETING ANNUAL MEETING SPONSORED BY AACI
Date: Feb 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,020.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE; CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE; NEW YORK MERCANTILE EXCHANGE; OPTIONS CLEARING CORP.; AND FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL FUTURES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,260.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE AND CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: TO TOUR EXCHANGES AND DISCUSS DERIVATIVES REGULATORY POLICY
Date: Jul 31, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: INDIAN WELLS, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: ATTEND AND ADDRESS THE 2004 CROP INSURANCE ALL-INDUSTRY ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $898.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO BD OF TRADE; CHI MERC. EXCHANGE; NY BOARD OF TRADE; NY MERCANTILE EXCHANGE; OPTIONS CLEARING CORP, FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSN
Purpose: ATTEND THE INTERNATION FUTURES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,016.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Collin Peterson

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE CROP INSURANCE INDUSTRY ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $978.45
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Riley.


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

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.
  • 05.28.15

    Divestment on Campus

    Across the world, college students are urging their institutions to “divest” from fossil fuels. This week we ask: is the divestment movement working?