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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Nate Woodward


Total cost of 10 trips: $8,737.82


Trips traveled under the office of Maxine Waters

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF LABOR ISSUES. TO ACCOMPANY AND PROVIDE SECURITY FOR REP. WATERS
Date: Sep 11, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $360.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER WHO WAS A PARTICIPANT IN LEADERSHIP PANEL TO DISCUSS CENSUS 2000, HIV/AIDS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY, AND ISSUES OF BLACK FARMERS;PARTICIPANT IN MARTIN LUTHER KING COMMEMORATION ACTIVITIES
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,053.16
source

Destination: BLACKSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Virginia Tech
Purpose: TO ACCOMPANY THE MEMBER WHO WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2000 CELEBRATION
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,522.03
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: SEATTLE HIGHLINE COLLEGE FOUNDATION
Purpose: FEATURED LECTURER ON "HIP HOP AND AMERICAN SOCIETY," A PROGRAM FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Date: Feb 24, 2000
Expense: $522.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, LOUISVILLE, KY - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: AME Church
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER WHO DELIVERED THE PRINCIPAL ADDRESS AT THE A.M.E. 13TTH DISTRICT CELEBRATION IN HONOR OF BISHOP H.H. BROOKINS.
Date: Mar 20, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,419.50
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Links Inc
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER WHO WAS RECIPIENT OF THE CATLETT AWARD FOR SERVICE AND SPEAKER AT 2000 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF LINKS, INC
Date: Jul 7, 2000
Expense: $567.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, CA
Sponsor: United Steelworkers of America
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER WHO WAS KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Aug 9, 2000
Expense: $170.60
source

Destination: FRESNO, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL WOMEN'S POLITICAL CAUCUS
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER WHO WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY LUNCHEON
Date: Aug 26, 2000
Expense: $330.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues
Purpose: RECIPIENT OF THE JOHN ALLEN BLUE AWARD FOR HER ONGOING WORK ON HIV/AIDS
Date: Dec 1, 2000
Expense: $410.88
source

Destination: NORFOLK, VA TO TALLAHASSEE TO JACKSONVILLE, FL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: DEMOCRACY SUMMER INSTITUTE (TALLAHASSEE), HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ELECTION REFORM (JACKSONVILLE)
Purpose: ACCOMPANY AND STAFF THE MEMBER OF CONGRESS
Date: Jun 17, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,382.65
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Nate Woodward.


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.

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