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The Science of Smart

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JOHN, CHRIS, Democratic Party
Louisiana

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $40,745.91

Average cost per trip - $2,910.42
Total number of days spent traveling - 49 days
Rank of representative - 161 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Dates - November 9, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Austin, TX

Purpose - speech and participation in Annual leadership retreat
Notes - spouse-Payton John

Travel Cost - $1,081.00
Lodging Cost - $1,081.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,962.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - spring retreat
Notes - spouse-Payton John

Travel Cost - $135.00
Lodging Cost - $420.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $735.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Indigo Institute
Dates - March 31, 2000 - April 3, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - speaker-policy conference
Notes - spouse-Payton John

Travel Cost - $4,977.00
Lodging Cost - $2,120.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,597.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 21, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Poughkeepsie, NY

Purpose - Hyde Park Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $385.00
Lodging Cost - $82.00
Meal Cost - $84.00
Other Cost - $13.00
Total Cost - $564.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Ag Committee retreat
Notes - spouse-Payton John

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $390.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Beer Institute
Dates - November 20, 2000 - November 22, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - speaker and participant at membership meeting
Notes - spouse-Payton John, photocopied page; meal expenses included in lodging. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $1,450.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $2,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - 2001 Spring Retreat
Notes - Spouse Payton John, other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $209.50
Lodging Cost - $1,010.00
Meal Cost - $680.00
Other Cost - $302.00
Total Cost - $2,201.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose -
Notes - Spouse Payton John, meals incl with lodging

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 25, 2002 - April 28, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - DLC spring retreat
Notes - accompanied by spouse Payton John. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $552.50
Lodging Cost - $829.20
Meal Cost - $488.50
Other Cost - $165.41
Total Cost - $2,035.61

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - GA

Purpose - Not specified
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,023.50
Lodging Cost - $1,300.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,723.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 23, 2003 - March 25, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cabin Bluff, GA

Purpose - Address Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Summit
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $1,191.00
Lodging Cost - $1,666.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,857.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Spouse Payton John accompanied

Travel Cost - $7,710.96
Lodging Cost - $2,571.40
Meal Cost - $754.50
Other Cost - $817.40
Total Cost - $11,854.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - I-49 International Coalition
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO - Joplin, MO - Fort Smith, AR - Shreveport, LA - Doddridge, AR - Lafayette, LA - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Traveled route of I-49
Notes - I-49 International Coalition, not I-94 - assume this is an error.

Travel Cost - $950.05
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $110.39
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,245.44

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Democratic Leadership Council Retreat
Notes - Spouse Payton John accompanied

Travel Cost - $859.20
Lodging Cost - $567.64
Meal Cost - $456.48
Other Cost - $110.28
Total Cost - $1,993.60

Additional family members - Yes

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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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.