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CARSON, BRAD, Democratic Party
Oklahoma

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $37,077.77

Average cost per trip - $6,179.63
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 172 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 26, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Spouse Julie Carson accompanied

Travel Cost - $7,005.20
Lodging Cost - $1,277.86
Meal Cost - $941.30
Other Cost - $1,988.00
Total Cost - $11,212.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Health Policy conference
Notes - Spouse Julie Carson accompanied. Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $956.00
Lodging Cost - $1,309.50
Meal Cost - $759.14
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $3,069.59

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce
Dates - June 29, 2002 - June 30, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sioux Falls, SD

Purpose - to accept 2002 Ten Outstanding Young American Award
Notes - spouse Julie Carson

Travel Cost - $2,599.00
Lodging Cost - $61.04
Meal Cost - $90.04
Other Cost - $118.20
Total Cost - $2,868.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - health policy conference
Notes - spouse Julie Carson

Travel Cost - $1,217.50
Lodging Cost - $1,337.27
Meal Cost - $883.54
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $3,483.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 26, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the global environment
Notes - Spouse Julie Carson accompanied. Other costs are for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $4,228.20
Lodging Cost - $2,850.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,878.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - to participate in a conference on U.S. China relations
Notes - spouse, Julie Carson, other-ground transportation

Travel Cost - $4,091.08
Lodging Cost - $1,675.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $7,566.08

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.

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  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

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