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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

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HINCHEY, MAURICE D, Democratic Party
New York

Total number of trips - 28
Total cost of trips - $148,781.54

Average cost per trip - $5,313.63
Total number of days spent traveling - 157 days
Rank of representative - 13 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - January 12, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Baden-Baden, Germany

Purpose - participation in the "US-German Roundtables for the 21st Century"
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,355.55
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $5,855.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace
Dates - November 18, 2000 - November 22, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Damascus, Syria - Cairo, Egypt - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - fact finding trip
Notes - meal expenses included in lodging -- additional costs is phone

Travel Cost - $8,367.50
Lodging Cost - $777.55
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $12.00
Total Cost - $9,157.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Washington Office on Latin America
Dates - February 20, 2000 - February 24, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - fact-finding trip to evaluate the impact of the US Embargo on the people of Cuba
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,855.00
Lodging Cost - $430.25
Meal Cost - $126.37
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,411.62

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace
Dates - April 18, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Morocco - Tunisia - Algeria - Egypt

Purpose - meetings to exchange views on how best to further peace process
Notes - lodging expenses included meal expenses

Travel Cost - $7,750.54
Lodging Cost - $601.25
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,351.79

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2000 - August 26, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Prague, Czech Republic

Purpose - conference on US-Russia relations
Notes - additional expense is ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,629.30
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $2,654.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2000 - June 4, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Vancouver, Canada

Purpose - to participate in a conference on US-China relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,699.97
Lodging Cost - $1,610.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,509.97

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Germany - Liechtenstein

Purpose - US - German Roundtable meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,624.50
Lodging Cost - $498.00
Meal Cost - $375.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,497.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 12, 2001 - January 17, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US policy toward Cuba.
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $1,333.10
Lodging Cost - $2,355.00
Meal Cost - $1,650.00
Other Cost - $25.00
Total Cost - $5,363.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 19, 2001 - August 29, 2001 (11 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland - Prague, Czech Republic

Purpose - Conference on US - Russia relations
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,748.30
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $4,248.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace
Dates - May 26, 2001 - June 4, 2001 (10 days)
Location(s) - Middle East

Purpose - Meetings with heads of state
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,765.83
Lodging Cost - $2,400.70
Meal Cost - $122.06
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,288.59

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - August 30, 2001 - September 3, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Prague, Czech Republic - Madrid, Spain

Purpose - IMDI Board Meeting
Notes - 9/1/01 - 9/3/01 at own expense.

Travel Cost - $2,987.40
Lodging Cost - $910.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,047.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - St. Petersburg, FL

Purpose - Education conference
Notes - Other costs are for ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $1,324.00
Lodging Cost - $963.00
Meal Cost - $487.50
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $2,824.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 29, 2002 - April 7, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - Shanghai, China - Nanjing, China - Beijing, China

Purpose - conference on US-China relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,970.95
Lodging Cost - $1,800.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,770.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 16, 2002 - February 24, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Liechtenstein

Purpose - US - German Roundtable for the 21st century
Notes - Child Michelle Hinchey accompanied. Four days spent in Rome before roundtable at expense of the House Appropriations Committee

Travel Cost - $13,848.00
Lodging Cost - $744.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,042.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 18, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cologne, Germany

Purpose - US - German Roundtable for the 21st century
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,667.60
Lodging Cost - $880.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,947.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation, University of Qatar
Dates - April 12, 2003 - April 18, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Doha, Qatar - Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Third Annual Qatar-American Conference for Free Markets and Democracy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,974.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,724.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Christopher Reynolds Foundation, General Service Foundation
Dates - January 11, 2003 - January 16, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba - San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding trip on the effects of the Cuban embargo
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,052.78
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $180.00
Other Cost - $31.00
Total Cost - $1,863.78

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Free Press
Dates - November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Madison, WI

Purpose - To participate in the National Conference on Media Reform
Notes - Free Press (sponsor) reimbursed $750 of the travel costs

Travel Cost - $589.49
Lodging Cost - $224.73
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $814.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding Association
Dates - December 1, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Participant in the American Shipbuilding Association's congressional/industry workshop
Notes - Other costs are for parking

Travel Cost - $1,052.00
Lodging Cost - $509.03
Meal Cost - $180.00
Other Cost - $36.00
Total Cost - $1,777.03

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US - Mexico Relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,437.00
Lodging Cost - $1,725.00
Meal Cost - $495.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,657.00

Additional family members - No


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 -

Travel Cost - $2,212.10
Lodging Cost - $2,850.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,862.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - to participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - expense - ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,665.70
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $810.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,475.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - April 11, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia - Bratislava, Slovakia - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - IMDI Series of Board Room Briefings
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,655.20
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost - $750.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,355.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for International Policy
Dates - June 29, 2004 - July 2, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Purpose - to demonstrate solidarity in the Environmental Movement of Olancho's March for Life. A march in protest of illegal logging in the Honduras and the system that corrupts it
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,188.00
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,628.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US policy in Latin America
Notes - Albany, NY - Punta Mita, Mexico - Albany, NY

Travel Cost - $5,425.68
Lodging Cost - $2,950.00
Meal Cost - $808.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,183.68

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AOMALLIANCE (Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Alliance)
Dates - May 7, 2005 - May 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Newport, RI

Purpose - Keynote speaker and award recipient at the AOMALLIANCE 12th Annual Conference and Exposition
Notes - Hurley, NY - Newport, RI - Hurley, NY

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $175.16
Meal Cost - $104.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $279.16

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Free Press
Dates - May 13, 2005 - May 14, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - To participate in the National Conference for Media Reform
Notes - New York, NY - St Louis, MO - New York, NY

Travel Cost - $386.90
Lodging Cost - $92.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $478.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding Assn
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - To provide a forum for Members of Congress and leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share areas of concern, and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild our sea services and the shipbuilding industry
Notes - Albany, NY - Naples, FL - Albany, NY

Travel Cost - $1,063.13
Lodging Cost - $368.42
Meal Cost - $245.00
Other Cost - $36.00
Total Cost - $1,712.55

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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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.