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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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BLUNT, ROY, Republican Party
Missouri

Total number of trips - 16
Total cost of trips - $35,427.93

Average cost per trip - $2,214.25
Total number of days spent traveling - 44 days
Rank of representative - 183 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Dairy Farmers of America
Dates - April 10, 2000 - April 10, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Speaker at DFA annual meeting. Kansas City, MO - Washington, DC
Notes -

Travel Cost - $881.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $881.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - June 25, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Fort Worth, TX

Purpose - Fact finding trip
Notes - First class ticket for flight between Springfield MO - Dallas Fort Worth - Reagan National (Washington DC)

Travel Cost - $1,483.75
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $33.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,516.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $3,283.00
Lodging Cost - $1,011.85
Meal Cost - $695.65
Other Cost - $493.00
Total Cost - $5,483.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hallmark Cars Inc.
Dates - May 7, 2001 - May 7, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $137.02
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $177.02

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Emerson Electric Co.
Dates - October 30, 2001 - October 30, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - Meetings
Notes - First class ticket for flight between St Louis and Dulles.

Travel Cost - $958.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $958.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Dates - February 24, 2002 - February 25, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,461.70
Lodging Cost - $320.00
Meal Cost - $105.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,886.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Mass Retail Association
Dates - January 21, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - AZ

Purpose - speaking engagement and meetings
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,599.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,599.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute, Inc.
Dates - January 30, 2002 - February 1, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - members' conference retreat
Notes - lodging includes meals

Travel Cost - $125.00
Lodging Cost - $495.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $165.00
Total Cost - $785.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute, Inc.
Dates - January 24, 2002 - January 25, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - ELC Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $113.00
Meal Cost - $77.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $190.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Dairy Farmers of America
Dates - March 24, 2003 - March 24, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO

Purpose - Speak to annual meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,679.48
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $33.21
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,712.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Planning Congressional Institute
Dates - February 6, 2003 - February 9, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Republican Planning Retreat
Notes - Meals included in lodgings. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $120.00
Lodging Cost - $739.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $355.00
Total Cost - $1,214.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 29, 2003 - January 31, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - Leadership Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $307.00
Meal Cost - $410.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $717.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - house leadership retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $306.72
Meal Cost - $593.49
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $900.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
Dates - November 3, 2004 - November 3, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Bentonville, AR

Purpose - Speaking engagement "SIFE" Students in Free Enterprise Annual Board of Directors Meeting
Notes - Springfield, MO - Bentonville, AR - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,600.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,600.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - November 29, 2004 - December 1, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Irvington, VA

Purpose - Bicameral leadership retreat
Notes - DC - Irvington, VA - DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $339.00
Meal Cost - $389.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $728.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Washington, DC - NY - Israel - NY - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $7,660.30
Lodging Cost - $2,722.32
Meal Cost - $1,248.48
Other Cost - $2,447.46
Total Cost - $14,078.56

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.