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The Science of Smart

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FROST, MARTIN, Democratic Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $28,832.88

Average cost per trip - $2,883.29
Total number of days spent traveling - 28 days
Rank of representative - 225 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 2, 2001 - March 4, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Selma, AL - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - To educate Members of Congress about the historic civil rights in Alabama
Notes - Member paid $500 personally to participate in trip - so total subsidized cost is $585.

Travel Cost - $721.00
Lodging Cost - $214.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,085.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Development Corporation for Israel
Dates - November 29, 2001 - December 1, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - El Paso, TX

Purpose - Keynote speaker at their annual dinner in El Paso.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $291.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $36.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $327.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 25, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $3,349.60
Lodging Cost - $638.93
Meal Cost - $470.65
Other Cost - $994.00
Total Cost - $5,453.18

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 -- Jt. Listening Sessions of CBC Health and Environmental Justice Braintrusts
Notes - spouse Mrs. Kathryn George Frost

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $340.00
Meal Cost - $140.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $480.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Association
Dates - July 27, 2002 - July 29, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - to speak to participants at the ABA's summer meeting
Notes - spouse Kathryn George Frost -- other includes car service

Travel Cost - $7,306.00
Lodging Cost - $240.00
Meal Cost - $540.00
Other Cost - $159.00
Total Cost - $8,245.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - January 8, 2002 - January 9, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Connell Company Seminar Series
Notes - other includes charitable contribution to the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas

Travel Cost - $412.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $2,000.00
Total Cost - $2,412.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - February 7, 2003 - February 7, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Newark, NJ

Purpose - Connell Company Seminar Series
Notes - Other cost is for honoraria (charitable contribution)

Travel Cost - $528.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $2,000.00
Total Cost - $2,528.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Miami
Dates - March 24, 2003 - March 25, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Accompanied spouse to University of Miami at the request of the President
Notes - Spouse Major General Kathryn Frost accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,588.00
Lodging Cost - $155.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,743.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - April 22, 2003 - April 22, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Other cost is for honorarium.[assumed destination]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $1,000.00
Total Cost - $1,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - March 2, 2004 - March 2, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Newark, NJ

Purpose - Connell Company Seminar Series
Notes - other was "honoraria charitable contribution"

Travel Cost - $558.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $2,000.00
Total Cost - $2,558.70

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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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