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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

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Trips by*

Ari Strauss


Total cost of 16 trips: $21,917.98


Trips traveled under the office of Tim Holden

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Sponsor: Purpa Reform Group
Purpose: EDUCATION ON PURPA REFORM
Date: Jan 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $542.36
source

Destination: PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, STATE COLLEGE, PA
Sponsor: Eastern Meat Packers Association
Purpose: I WAS A SPEAKER AT THEIR CONVENTION
Date: Sep 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $110.34
source

Destination: TAIWAN (W/ LAYOVER IN LA ON 2/3 & 2/4)
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jan 26, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $3,950.00
source

Destination: EUGENE OREGON
Sponsor: American Forest Resource Council
Purpose: EDUCATION ON FORESTRY ISSUES
Date: May 30, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,895.20
source

Destination: SANTA FE NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ISSUES
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,400.00
source

Destination: UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO VISIT BRITISH NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $2,899.46
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, PIER 88
Sponsor: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL OVERVIEW & OVERSIGHT OF CRUISE LINES
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $287.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: SEMINAR ON AVIATION SAFETY & SECURITY POST 9/11
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,089.00
source

Destination: NEWARK AIRPORT TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: CELI 5TH ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,339.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY - BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: AKRIDGE-LEUCADIA
Purpose: TOUR PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF AIR RIGHTS OVER TRACKS AT UNION STATION, WASHINGTON DC, VIEW SUCCESSFUL REHAB OF GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL, NYC, REVIEW PLANS FOR NE PENN STATION, NYC, INSPECT SOUTH STATION, BOSTON AS A MODEL OF SUCCESSFUL INTERMODAL EXPANSION O
Date: Jun 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,593.60
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CELI'S SIXTH ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: ATTEND THE AVIATION SAFETY ALIANCE CONFERENCE, "LEARNING FROM DISASTER: AN INSIDE LOOK AT AVIATION ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND ITS LINKS TO IMPROVE SAFETY."
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,272.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: FACT FINDING VISIT TO AIRBUS NORTH AMERICA FLIGHT TRAINING CENTER-LEARNED ABOUT FLIGHT TRAINING CURRICULUM AND SECURITY MEASURES TAKEN TO PREVENT POTENTIAL TERRORISTS FROM RECEIVING FLIGHT TRAINING.
Date: Mar 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,161.29
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Ascension Health
Purpose: TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE FIRSTHAND THE HEALTHCARE SAFETY NET FOR LOW-INCOME AND UNINSURE FAMILIES
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,160.24
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: ASSOCIATION OF EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS AND NATIONAL STONE, SAND & GRAVEL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2005 TRADE SHOW
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,300.01
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Marrow Donor Program
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE NATIONAL MARROW DONOR PROGRAM'S CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CORD BLOOD BANK AND TRANSPLANT CENTER SITE VISIT
Date: Jul 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $738.48
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Ari Strauss.


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.