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KUCINICH, DENNIS J, Democratic Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 47
Total cost of trips - $46,818.28

Average cost per trip - $996.13
Total number of days spent traveling - 99 days
Rank of representative - 134 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Democratic Action
Dates - June 21, 2001 - June 23, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,769.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,769.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Nutritional Food Association
Dates - April 21, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose -
Notes -

Travel Cost - $412.39
Lodging Cost - $240.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $682.39

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cleveland Cliffs
Dates - January 17, 2001 - January 17, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Marquette, MI

Purpose - Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,078.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $5.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,083.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Institute for Policy Studies
Dates - October 29, 2001 - October 30, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $729.30
Lodging Cost - $191.75
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $921.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Council of Canadians
Dates - July 6, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Vancouver, Canada

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,875.60
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,095.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Public Power Assn.
Dates - June 18, 2001 - June 18, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $50.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $50.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Earth Day Network
Dates - April 24, 2000 - April 24, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,109.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,109.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Simon and Shuster
Dates - April 29, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Web/television interview
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,005.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,605.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Texas
Dates - April 1, 2000 - April 2, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Austin, TX

Purpose - speech and panel seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $520.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $670.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Comedy Central
Dates - January 29, 2000 - January 30, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - appear at a comedy forum in Manchester, New Hampshire
Notes -

Travel Cost - $750.00
Lodging Cost - $215.00
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Southern California Americans for Democratic Action
Dates - April 8, 2000 - April 9, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - speech and panel seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $820.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $820.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Earth Saves
Dates - November 19, 2000 - November 20, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $108.80
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $128.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Directors Guild of America
Dates - December 10, 2000 - December 11, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,349.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,774.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Federation of Government Employees
Dates - February 27, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - speech before national convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $587.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $587.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - November 12, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Princeton, NJ

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,055.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,055.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Products Expo
Dates - September 20, 2000 - September 21, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - keynote address
Notes - itinerary: speech before convention (keynote)

Travel Cost - $180.00
Lodging Cost - $96.25
Meal Cost - $7.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $283.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Global Renaissance Alliance
Dates - July 20, 2002 - July 21, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes - round trip Cleveland-Detroit paid for. Additional cost paid by Kucinich.

Travel Cost - $544.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $544.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Nutritional Food Association
Dates - June 7, 2002 - June 8, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $400.00
Lodging Cost - $119.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $549.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Democratic Action
Dates - February 15, 2002 - February 17, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $368.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $368.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Earth Saves
Dates - June 22, 2002 - June 22, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes - Cost is an estimate - ticket was bought with airmiles.

Travel Cost - $1,050.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,050.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Human Rights Founders Group
Dates - July 15, 2002 - July 15, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $737.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $737.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New Jersey Peace Action
Dates - April 21, 2002 - April 21, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Newark, NJ

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $439.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $439.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Leadership for Sensible Priorities
Dates - June 14, 2002 - June 15, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,070.00
Lodging Cost - $119.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,219.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Archdiocese of San Francisco
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,839.50
Lodging Cost - $279.24
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,118.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Praxis Peace Institute
Dates - June 8, 2002 - June 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Purpose - Keynote address, conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,788.16
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,958.16

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Western States Caucus, Eugene Childrens Peace Academy
Dates - May 24, 2002 - May 26, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Eugene, OR

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $681.00
Lodging Cost - $130.00
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $836.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Parliamentarians for Global Action
Dates - January 24, 2002 - January 28, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Stockholm, Sweden

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes - other expenses include taxi.

Travel Cost - $697.10
Lodging Cost - $270.00
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost - $120.00
Total Cost - $1,147.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Judicial Watch
Dates - February 5, 2002 - February 5, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - car ride to interview
Notes -

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Montana Human Rights Network
Dates - January 14, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Great Falls, MT

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Great Falls, MT - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $1,003.49
Lodging Cost - $155.15
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,198.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - America In Solidarity, Pierce County Central Labor Council
Dates - January 29, 2005 - January 31, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Tacoma, WA

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Cleveland, OH - Seattle/Tacoma, WA - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $923.79
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $983.79

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Peace Alliance Foundation
Dates - February 20, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Washington, DC - San Francisco, CA - Albuquerque, NM

Travel Cost - $794.13
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $794.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Unity on the River
Dates - March 12, 2005 - March 13, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Cleveland, OH - Boston, MA - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $526.90
Lodging Cost - $86.66
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $613.56

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ethical Society of St Louis
Dates - April 3, 2005 - April 3, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Cleveland, OH - St Louis, MO - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $373.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $383.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Univ of Utah Student Org for Animal Rights
Dates - April 23, 2005 - April 23, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes - Cleveland, OH - Salt Lake City, UT

Travel Cost - $319.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $344.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Artivist Film Festival
Dates - April 23, 2005 - April 25, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes - Salt Lake City, UT - Los Angeles, CA - Portland, OR Personal expense: 4/24/05 - 4/25/05

Travel Cost - $384.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $384.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Maine People's Alliance, Island Peace & Justice, Bowdoin College Democrats
Dates - May 6, 2005 - May 8, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Portland, ME - Bangor, ME

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes - Cleveland, OH - Portland, ME - Bangor, ME - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $862.80
Lodging Cost - $144.45
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,032.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Unitarian Universalist Church at Shelter Rock
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 30, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes - Cleveland, OH - New York, NY - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $506.90
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $671.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Disarmament
Dates - May 22, 2005 - May 23, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote address - UN
Notes - Cleveland, OH- New York, NY - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $585.90
Lodging Cost - $227.25
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $813.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Longshore & Warehouse Union Local 13
Dates - May 14, 2005 - May 15, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes - Washington, DC - Los Angeles, CA - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $658.40
Lodging Cost - $225.80
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $904.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - 4th Congressional Committee for National Health Insurance
Dates - May 21, 2005 - May 21, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Aliquippa, PA

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes - Cleveland, OH - Aliquippa, PA - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $107.20
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $12.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $119.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Cinematographers Guild Local 600
Dates - June 11, 2005 - June 12, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes - Cleveland, OH - Los Angeles, CA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $426.80
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,026.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jain Center of Northern California
Dates - July 1, 2005 - July 2, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes - Cleveland, OH - San Francisco, CA - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $1,195.00
Lodging Cost - $86.54
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,281.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Linn County Central Democratic Committee
Dates - July 16, 2005 - July 17, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cedar Rapids, IA

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes - Cleveland, OH - Cedar Rapids, IA - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $210.40
Lodging Cost - $81.31
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $291.71

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Kushi Institute
Dates - July 30, 2005 - July 31, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Albany, NY

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes - Washington, DC - Albany, NY - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $627.10
Lodging Cost - $155.40
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $807.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democracy Collaborative, Univ of Maryland College Park Foundation, Civ World, Jewish Federation of Pennsylvania, Tavitian Foundation, BG Klein, R Venturo, Sisters of Mercy, R Siegel, L Geller, M MacDowell, Lackawanna College, Marywood Univ
Dates - September 9, 2005 - September 12, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes - Washington, DC - Paris, France - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $854.72
Lodging Cost - $207.78
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,162.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Assn
Dates - September 24, 2005 - September 26, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Portland, ME

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes - Mr. Kucinich: Washington, DC - Portland, ME - Washington, DC Mrs. Kucinich: Washington, DC - Portland, ME - Chicago, IL Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,224.70
Lodging Cost - $279.28
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,523.98

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Be The Change USA
Dates - October 14, 2005 - October 16, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - Keynote address
Notes - Cleveland, OH - Denver, CO - Cleveland, OH Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,326.28
Lodging Cost - $461.26
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,837.54

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.

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