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

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Trips by*

Julie Busbee


Total cost of 9 trips: $13,310.32


Trips traveled under the office of Spencer Bachus

Destination: HUNTSVILLE, AL - MOBILE, AL
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: AGRICULTURE TOUR
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Destination: MOBILE, AL
Sponsor: Alabama Association of Elementary School Administrators
Purpose: ACCEPT AWARD FOR REP BACHUS
Date: Nov 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $110.00
source

Destination: MOBILE - HUNTSVILLE, AL
Sponsor: Alabama Farmers Federation
Purpose: AG TOUR THRU NORTHERN AL
Date: Apr 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $859.32
source

Destination: DULLES
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: COTTON/AG TOUR
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,534.60
source

Destination: DULLES-LAX-TAIPEI
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,345.00
source

Destination: PBI
Sponsor: FL SUGAR CANE LEAGUE (80%) & SUGAR CANE COOPERATIVE OF FL (20%)
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $996.00
source

Destination: D.C. - ORLANDO - DOTHAN
Sponsor: Railway Supply Institute
Purpose: RSI CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,510.60
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL-DOTHAN, AL; RETURN: MOBILE, AL TO DCA
Sponsor: Alabama Farmers Federation
Purpose: FACT FINDING-AG TOUR (AGRICULTURE TOUR)
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,042.80
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS (GREENBRIER)
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: CONFERENCE-SERVED ON INFRASTRUCTURE PANEL
Date: Jun 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $662.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Julie Busbee.


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

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