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Can how you move change how you think?

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American RadioWorks |
Image: Wikipedia (public domain)

Can how you move change how you think?

Scientists have long thought of the brain as a “control center” for the body – a kind of computer that dictates how we move. But what if how we walk and stand and gesture could actually change how we think?

Recent Posts

  • 05.12.15

    Forest Schools

    What if one day a week, school was in the woods? On the podcast, Emily Hanford takes us to Vermont to understand why teachers wanted to take their students into the forest, and what the kids -- and the teachers -- are learning from it.
  • 05.06.15

    Exposing Conditions at Native Schools

    There are 183 federally-run Bureau of Indian Education schools in the nation, and about a third of these are in poor condition. Some students at BIE schools deal with poorly-insulated classrooms, holes in the roof, rodents, and other issues on a daily basis.
  • 04.29.15

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  • 04.22.15

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    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.

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FALEOMAVAEGA, ENI, Democratic Party
American Samoa

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $86,121.62

Average cost per trip - $8,612.16
Total number of days spent traveling - 45 days
Rank of representative - 54 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - USO Missouri, Howard Johnson Hotels
Dates - May 26, 2000 - May 26, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO

Purpose - Asia Pacific Heritage Month speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $600.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,230.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - Spring Retreat
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $485.00
Lodging Cost - $1,010.00
Meal Cost - $435.00
Other Cost - $245.00
Total Cost - $2,175.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Samoa for all of Sacramento
Dates - May 27, 2001 - May 28, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sacramento, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $100.00
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $145.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Better Hong Kong Foundation, Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association, Korea-US Exchange Council
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Hong Kong - Taipei, Taiwan - Seoul, South Korea

Purpose - Increase knowledge of security, trade, political environments in region
Notes - Daughter Taualai Hunkin accompanied.

Travel Cost - $21,183.86
Lodging Cost - $3,500.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $25,483.86

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Japan legislative exchange program at George Washington University
Dates - December 2, 2003 - December 4, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - South Korea

Purpose - to promote exchanges between the U.S. and Japan on trade and economic issues
Notes - with child Tema Hunkin - other covered phone calls and faxes at hotel

Travel Cost - $55.14
Lodging Cost - $339.98
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $52.90
Total Cost - $448.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - May 7, 2004 - May 8, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - congressional delegation to visit UN headquarters
Notes -

Travel Cost - $346.70
Lodging Cost - $208.00
Meal Cost - $62.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $616.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Korea - United States Exchange Council
Dates - November 29, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - South Korea

Purpose - mark 50th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice agreement on the Korean peninsula. Will meet with senior official re Korea/United States relations. Visit American Troops at DMZ
Notes - with child Tema Hunkin

Travel Cost - $20,498.84
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $22,098.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Congress of Kazakhstan
Dates - July 31, 2004 - August 9, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - Kazakhstan

Purpose - Enhance US - Kazakhstan relations. Discuss nuclear nonproliferation
Notes - DC - Kazakhstan - San Francisco - Apia

Travel Cost - $22,373.70
Lodging Cost - $1,250.00
Meal Cost - $750.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $24,373.70

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Korea-US Exchange Council
Dates - May 12, 2004 - May 13, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Build relationship with newly elected President of the Republic of Korea
Notes - Washington, DC - New York City - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $870.50
Lodging Cost - $480.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,450.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese Int'l Economic Cooperation Assn
Dates - August 12, 2005 - August 19, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - Attending Democratic Pacific Union inaugural meeting and fact finding / educational visit
Notes - Dulles, VA - Los Angeles, CA - Taipei, Taiwan - Los Angeles, CA - Dulles, VA

Travel Cost - $6,380.00
Lodging Cost - $1,120.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,100.00

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
Image: Wikipedia (public domain)

Can how you move change how you think?

Scientists have long thought of the brain as a “control center” for the body – a kind of computer that dictates how we move. But what if how we walk and stand and gesture could actually change how we think?

Recent Posts

  • 05.12.15

    Forest Schools

    What if one day a week, school was in the woods? On the podcast, Emily Hanford takes us to Vermont to understand why teachers wanted to take their students into the forest, and what the kids -- and the teachers -- are learning from it.
  • 05.06.15

    Exposing Conditions at Native Schools

    There are 183 federally-run Bureau of Indian Education schools in the nation, and about a third of these are in poor condition. Some students at BIE schools deal with poorly-insulated classrooms, holes in the roof, rodents, and other issues on a daily basis.
  • 04.29.15

    Green Teachers

    A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.
  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.