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Trips by*

Michael Thompson


Total cost of 9 trips: $13,277.58


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Enzi

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: SPEAK ON THE LEGISLATIVE PANEL FOR THE AMERICA'S COMMUNITY BANKERS ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Nov 2, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,620.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: UBS AG Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $797.85
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAK ON A PANEL FOR A LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 18, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,206.28
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Oct 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,181.72
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH/PARK CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,711.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Vito Fossella

Destination:
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,119.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION, NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, MERRILL LYNCH
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 30, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,503.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Investment Company Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $370.25
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,768.48
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Michael Thompson.


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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    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?

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