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AKIN, GARY, Democratic Party
Wyoming

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $12,889.77

Average cost per trip - $2,148.30
Total number of days spent traveling - 25 days
Rank of representative - 393 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 4, 2001 - January 5, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Spouse Lulli Akin, original lodge cost was $350

Travel Cost - $44.00
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost - $336.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $555.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 28, 2002 - January 29, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $36.00
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost - $146.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $311.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Lulli and five children accompanied. Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $175.00
Lodging Cost - $1,417.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,592.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Audio visual

Travel Cost - $63.75
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $267.17
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $670.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inayat Begum Foundation, Jubilee Campaign, USA
Dates - January 3, 2004 - January 14, 2004 (12 days)
Location(s) - Lahore, Pakistan - Kotli Nunan, Pakistan - Islamibad, Pakistan - Muzzafarrabad, Pakistan - Bombay, India - Ahmedabad, India - New Delhi, India

Purpose - to meet and build relationships with local officials and NGOs, particularly on human rights issues
Notes - Personal expense 01/11/2004 - Spouse Lulli Akin

Travel Cost - $5,359.62
Lodging Cost - $1,076.54
Meal Cost - $945.76
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,381.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - February 20, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach. FL

Purpose - Speaking request
Notes - Spouse - Lulli Akin - did not list destination. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $1,223.80
Lodging Cost - $656.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,379.80

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
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Video games: New literacy for a complex world

Author James Paul Gee says video games are problems to solve that come with their own tools. He says they're like "an external mind," and teachers should use them in classrooms.

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