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CUBIN, BARBARA L, Republican Party
Wyoming

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $15,489.12

Average cost per trip - $2,212.73
Total number of days spent traveling - 21 days
Rank of representative - 358 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - May 20, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Charlotte, NC

Purpose - Annual convention, Board of Directors meeting
Notes - Accompanied by son Eric Cubin

Travel Cost - $768.00
Lodging Cost - $236.62
Meal Cost - $110.61
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,115.23

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - January 26, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - NRA event
Notes - Spouse Fritz accompanied. (this is an amendment. Original form says that son Eric accompanied too, and costs were higher).

Travel Cost - $1,780.49
Lodging Cost - $2,670.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,450.49

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 24, 2002 - January 25, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - elected leadership conference retreat
Notes -

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - July 25, 2003 - July 28, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - NRA annual board meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,200.00
Lodging Cost - $725.69
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,045.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Anadarko Petroleum
Dates - June 7, 2002 - June 8, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Lafayette, LA

Purpose - View off-shore drilling sites
Notes - Transportation breakdown: United Airlines first class round trip DC - New Orleans - DC fare $2,018 - helicopter to offshore site $880 - use of corporate Anadarko Petroleum plane, New Orleans to LaFayette, La $470.

Travel Cost - $5,768.00
Lodging Cost - $165.00
Meal Cost - $51.60
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,984.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Conservative Member Retreat
Notes - DC to Baltimore

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $212.63
Meal Cost - $304.47
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $632.11

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - 104th Class Retreat at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, AZ
Notes - Washington, DC - Phoenix, AZ - Denver, CO

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $504.00
Meal Cost - $567.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,071.00

Additional family members - No

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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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