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RILEY, BOB, Republican Party
Alabama

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $37,385.62

Average cost per trip - $7,477.12
Total number of days spent traveling - 28 days
Rank of representative - 171 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office
Dates - August 9, 2000 - August 13, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Hong Kong

Purpose - To discuss trade relations
Notes - Spouse Patsy Riley accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,742.00
Lodging Cost - $875.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $134.00
Total Cost - $3,751.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Vision Technologies
Dates - August 4, 2000 - August 9, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Singapore

Purpose - To discuss economic development and trade issues
Notes - Spouse Patsy Riley accompanied

Travel Cost - $15,472.00
Lodging Cost - $824.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $706.00
Total Cost - $17,402.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - August 13, 2000 - August 17, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Spouse Patsy Riley accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,400.00
Lodging Cost - $355.00
Meal Cost - $240.00
Other Cost - $134.00
Total Cost - $2,129.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - General Atomics
Dates - May 25, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (10 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia - St. Petersburg, Russia

Purpose - to inspect the former Soviet Union's compliance with an international treaty to dispose of chemical weapons and to speak with scientists formerly employed in the Soviet Union's nuclear weapons program
Notes - spouse: Patsy Riley under other expenses -- 421 = local transportation, 231, visa processing, 190 -- same for spouse

Travel Cost - $9,834.00
Lodging Cost - $1,344.00
Meal Cost - $690.00
Other Cost - $842.00
Total Cost - $12,710.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - May 20, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - educational visit to NASDAQ Stock Market, participation in opening of NASDAQ Stock Market
Notes - spouse: Patsy Riley

Travel Cost - $1,058.68
Lodging Cost - $290.80
Meal Cost - $44.14
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,393.62

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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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    Tracking and vocational ed

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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