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CARSON, JULIA, Democratic Party
Indiana

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $23,455.79

Average cost per trip - $2,931.97
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 269 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry & Manpower
Dates - April 6, 2001 - April 13, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Botswana

Purpose - Congressional fact-finding trip
Notes - Dates of Travel are stated as April 6-7 and April 12-13. Dates of Botswana visit are stated as April 9-12 01.

Travel Cost - $8,313.21
Lodging Cost - $1,447.48
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,110.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CBC Policy & Leadership Institute
Dates - June 8, 2001 - June 9, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - Educational - trade policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $100.75
Lodging Cost - $336.00
Meal Cost - $76.66
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $513.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - January 8, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $5,400.00
Lodging Cost - $1,350.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost - $370.00
Total Cost - $7,570.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute
Dates - June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - educational -- CBC health and environmental justice brain trusts
Notes - no location indicated

Travel Cost - $175.00
Lodging Cost - $340.00
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $585.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange
Dates - April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - women's caucus issues visit to the NYSE
Notes - no location indicated

Travel Cost - $273.00
Lodging Cost - $372.06
Meal Cost - $88.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $733.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 5, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - leadership summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $331.10
Lodging Cost - $945.00
Meal Cost - $531.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,807.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - April 5, 2004 - April 8, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Purpose - mental health roundtable
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,176.00
Lodging Cost - $240.02
Meal Cost - $34.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,450.52

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Legacy Foundation Coalition
Dates - July 22, 2005 - July 23, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Minority health summit - to promote minority health
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago, IL - Indianapolis, IN

Travel Cost - $455.66
Lodging Cost - $229.65
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $685.31

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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