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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
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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PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK, Democratic Party
Minnesota

Total number of trips - 23
Total cost of trips - $40,801.61

Average cost per trip - $1,773.98
Total number of days spent traveling - 75 days
Rank of representative - 160 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Natural Gas to Liquids
Dates - May 27, 2000 - June 5, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Cape Town, South Africa - George, South Africa

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,708.20
Lodging Cost - $520.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,428.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Dee Dot Timberlands
Dates - November 17, 2000 - November 19, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose -
Notes - No purpose listed

Travel Cost - $1,356.00
Lodging Cost - $59.00
Meal Cost - $64.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,479.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Buckmasters, Ltd.
Dates - January 27, 2000 - January 30, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $172.97
Lodging Cost - $398.78
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $77.00
Total Cost - $648.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Wild Turkey Federation
Dates - February 24, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Speaker - CRP and Conservation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $397.50
Lodging Cost - $464.35
Meal Cost - $118.82
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $980.67

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Montana Woolgrowers Association
Dates - November 30, 2001 - December 1, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Billings, MT

Purpose - Speech at annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,233.75
Lodging Cost - $61.28
Meal Cost - $12.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,307.53

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Wild Turkey Federation
Dates - February 15, 2001 - February 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Participate in issues conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $516.25
Lodging Cost - $242.99
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $809.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - fact finding - speech
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $585.33
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $83.00
Total Cost - $918.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nebraska Community Foundation, Rain Water Basin Joint Venture
Dates - January 5, 2001 - January 7, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kearney, NE

Purpose - fact finding - panel discussion
Notes -

Travel Cost - $746.30
Lodging Cost - $52.00
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $823.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nebraska Community Foundation
Dates - January 5, 2001 - January 7, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kearney, NE

Purpose - fact finding - meeting with local and state officials
Notes -

Travel Cost - $746.30
Lodging Cost - $122.32
Meal Cost - $26.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $894.62

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Federation of Musicians
Dates - June 23, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose -
Notes - Not specified

Travel Cost - $732.25
Lodging Cost - $100.00
Meal Cost - $87.38
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $919.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Osceola, IA

Purpose - Roundtable discussion
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $586.50
Lodging Cost - $66.00
Meal Cost - $44.51
Other Cost - $195.00
Total Cost - $892.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 17, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - meetings - food safe, bio-terrorism, food quality protection act
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,100.00
Lodging Cost - $60.00
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,220.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - March 22, 2002 - March 25, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $590.50
Lodging Cost - $618.03
Meal Cost - $406.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,614.53

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Archery Manufacturers and Merchants Organization
Dates - January 25, 2002 - January 28, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - panel participant
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $734.50
Lodging Cost - $427.15
Meal Cost - $38.00
Other Cost - $105.41
Total Cost - $1,305.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Dairy Farmers of America
Dates - October 17, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Pollack, MS

Purpose - informative/agricultural education/CRP update
Notes - child, Jason Peterson, other-guides, licensing

Travel Cost - $3,812.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $66.00
Other Cost - $1,930.00
Total Cost - $6,008.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - educational trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,100.72
Lodging Cost - $194.18
Meal Cost - $176.73
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,471.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - April 4, 2003 - April 6, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Roundtable regarding country of origin labeling
Notes -

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $60.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,050.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Community Financial Services Association of America, Advance America
Dates - August 8, 2003 - August 11, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Forum on Deferred Deposit Industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,459.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,584.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Sugarbeet Growers Association
Dates - February 1, 2004 - February 2, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Gulfport, FL

Purpose - speech-meet with board-growers
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,334.00
Lodging Cost - $130.00
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,489.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Dairy Farmers of America
Dates - October 15, 2004 - October 16, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - MN

Purpose - Informative/agriculture/CRP update
Notes - Detroit Lakes - Herreid - Pollack - Detroit Lakes, MN (personal transportation)

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $50.00
Meal Cost - $28.00
Other Cost - $646.00
Total Cost - $724.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Schwan Food Co
Dates - September 17, 2004 - September 17, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Grand Forks, ND

Purpose - Speaker - Schwan University - Business executives
Notes - Detroit Lakes, MN - Marshall, MN - Grand Forks, ND

Travel Cost - $2,024.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $12.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,036.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Frozen Food Institute
Dates - April 15, 2005 - April 17, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - Speech - Board of Directors - AFFI mid year Board meeting
Notes - Washington, DC - Montego Bay - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,181.49
Lodging Cost - $886.13
Meal Cost - $97.20
Other Cost - $133.43
Total Cost - $2,298.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade
Dates - September 18, 2005 - September 19, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $583.91
Lodging Cost - $210.95
Meal Cost - $105.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $899.86

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
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.