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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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ROHRABACHER, DANA, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $145,463.55

Average cost per trip - $11,189.50
Total number of days spent traveling - 97 days
Rank of representative - 17 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Government of Qatar, Islamic Institute of America
Dates - April 13, 2000 - April 17, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Qatar

Purpose - Fact-finding - oil crisis
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Rhonda Rohrabacher - other expenses for local travel

Travel Cost - $8,909.32
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $10,109.32

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Foreign Policy Council
Dates - November 24, 2001 - November 27, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Bonn, Germany

Purpose - UN peace talks on Afghanistan
Notes - spouse, Rhonda

Travel Cost - $1,043.58
Lodging Cost - $482.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,825.58

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Council for National Democracy
Dates - October 13, 2001 - October 14, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - speech to convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $193.00
Lodging Cost - $282.10
Meal Cost - $77.95
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $553.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Taiwan Assoc. for Industry and Commerce, Phillipines United Against Crime, Kuwait FDTN
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (11 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan - Philippines - Kuwait

Purpose - research
Notes - spouse, Rhonda

Travel Cost - $11,959.54
Lodging Cost - $2,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,650.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $16,109.54

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - March 22, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - London, England - Qatar

Purpose - second annual Qatari-American conference on free markets and democracy
Notes - spouse Rhonda Rohrabacher - March 22-24 at personal expense

Travel Cost - $18,000.00
Lodging Cost - $510.00
Meal Cost - $360.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $18,870.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Bigelow Aerospace Corp.
Dates - July 1, 2002 - July 2, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - aerospace research & tour
Notes - spouse Rhonda Rohrabacher

Travel Cost - $685.00
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $970.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia
Dates - January 11, 2002 - January 16, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Malaysia

Purpose - efforts on terrorism/trade
Notes - spouse Rhonda Rohrabacher

Travel Cost - $16,000.00
Lodging Cost - $4,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $21,000.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - April 11, 2003 - April 22, 2003 (12 days)
Location(s) - Doha, Qatar - Vienna, Austria

Purpose - Attend conference with Codel
Notes - spouse, Rhonda Rohrabacher

Travel Cost - $18,597.00
Lodging Cost - $800.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,797.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Freedom Alliance
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 3, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Rico

Purpose - speaker at conference
Notes - spouse, Rhonda Rohrabacher accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost. Other cost is ticket change fee

Travel Cost - $1,892.30
Lodging Cost - $1,582.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $3,574.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - January 12, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - economic conference/ research
Notes - spouse, Rhonda Rohrabacher

Travel Cost - $8,437.78
Lodging Cost - $1,515.84
Meal Cost - $220.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,173.62

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Airbus
Dates - August 15, 2004 - August 25, 2004 (11 days)
Location(s) - Toulouse, France

Purpose - Aviation Fact Finding Visit to Airbus Headquarters
Notes - Los Angeles - Paris - Toulouse - Biarritz - Paris - Los Angeles Personal Expense 8/19 - 8/25

Travel Cost - $9,606.00
Lodging Cost - $1,076.98
Meal Cost - $307.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,990.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Institute
Dates - March 21, 2005 - April 1, 2005 (12 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Qatar - Riga, Latvia

Purpose - Berlin Conference & Qatar Conference "Free Market & Democracy in the Islamic World"
Notes - LAX - Berlin - Riga - Berlin - Qatar - Berlin - LAX Personal Expense: 3/26 - 3/27 Including spouse (Berlin portion was Codel)

Travel Cost - $18,929.68
Lodging Cost - $839.46
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,969.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Albanian American Foundation
Dates - August 20, 2005 - August 30, 2005 (11 days)
Location(s) - Albania - Montenegro - Kosova

Purpose - Visits and briefings in Albania, Montenegro & Kosova
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - Vienna - Albania - Berlin - Los Angeles, CA Including spouse Personal expense: 8/20 - 8/21 - 8/29 - 8/30

Travel Cost - $9,600.00
Lodging Cost - $1,132.16
Meal Cost - $567.76
Other Cost - $221.82
Total Cost - $11,521.74

Additional family members - Yes

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

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 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.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.