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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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WEXLER, ROBERT, Democratic Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 20
Total cost of trips - $174,763.87

Average cost per trip - $8,738.19
Total number of days spent traveling - 110 days
Rank of representative - 3 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Coalition for Missing Israeli Soldiers
Dates - June 1, 2000 - June 5, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - fact-finding and speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,263.80
Lodging Cost - $897.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,160.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East and Economic Cooperation
Dates - January 10, 2000 - January 17, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Morocco - Kuwait - United Arab Emirates - Oman

Purpose - Education/meeting w govt officials
Notes - spouse, Laurie

Travel Cost - $13,046.28
Lodging Cost - $1,327.64
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $14,408.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Dates - October 4, 2001 - October 7, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Saudi Arabia - Bahrain

Purpose - fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $10,262.17
Lodging Cost - $255.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,517.17

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - December 17, 2001 - December 21, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - fact finding and educational visit
Notes - other costs are not specified

Travel Cost - $3,800.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $248.00
Other Cost - $138.00
Total Cost - $4,786.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Dates - November 25, 2001 - November 29, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,006.74
Lodging Cost - $407.31
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $5.00
Total Cost - $8,419.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Dates - February 17, 2001 - February 22, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel - Amman, Jordan - Beirut, Lebanon

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $7,440.22
Lodging Cost - $952.30
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $15.75
Total Cost - $8,408.27

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Turkish-U.S. Business Council of Foreign Economic Relations Board
Dates - May 30, 2001 - June 5, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Turkey

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - other costs are for local transportation. Spouse Laurie Wexler accompanied.

Travel Cost - $10,300.00
Lodging Cost - $1,015.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $500.00
Total Cost - $11,915.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - 2001 bipartisan congressional retreat
Notes - Spouse Laurie Wexler accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $950.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Associations
Dates - February 14, 2002 - February 22, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Ankara, Turkey - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - fact-finding trip, caucus on US-Turkish relations
Notes - spouse Laurie Wexler accompanied. ITKIB located at 1411 Broadway, New York, NY

Travel Cost - $12,708.66
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $308.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,616.66

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Congress of Kazakhstan
Dates - May 26, 2002 - May 31, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kazakhstan

Purpose - meeting with government officials, fact-finding
Notes - spouse Laurie Wexler accompanied.

Travel Cost - $26,970.72
Lodging Cost - $1,480.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $29,950.72

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 9, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - New Delhi, India

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,837.90
Lodging Cost - $383.78
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,221.68

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Dates - June 28, 2002 - July 3, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Saudi Arabia - Cairo, Egypt - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - fact-finding, meeting with officials
Notes -

Travel Cost - $11,034.83
Lodging Cost - $956.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,991.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Dates - March 3, 2002 - March 8, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Saudi Arabia - Jordan - Israel

Purpose - fact-finding, meeting with officials
Notes - other expenses are for gratuity.

Travel Cost - $6,948.63
Lodging Cost - $804.16
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $7,772.79

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Dates - November 8, 2003 - November 11, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany

Purpose - fact-finding - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,280.00
Lodging Cost - $291.55
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,571.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 18, 2003 - February 21, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cologne, Germany

Purpose - US Germany roundtable
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,280.55
Lodging Cost - $440.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,120.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - January 15, 2003 - January 17, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - other not specified

Travel Cost - $5,469.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $6,539.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Management & Development Institute
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 19, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Vienna, Austria - Bratislava, Slovakia - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - Meetings with government officials
Notes - Spouse Laurie Wexler

Travel Cost - $2,711.72
Lodging Cost - $726.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,787.72

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Project Interchange, American Jewish Committee
Dates - November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Educational seminars in Jordan & Israel
Notes - DC - Amman, Jordan - Tel Aviv, Israel - DC

Travel Cost - $4,700.50
Lodging Cost - $1,135.00
Meal Cost - $210.00
Other Cost - $416.25
Total Cost - $6,461.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Dates - March 21, 2005 - March 24, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Krakow, Poland - Warsaw, Poland

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Dulles - Krakow & Warsaw, Poland - Dulles

Travel Cost - $6,295.85
Lodging Cost - $325.00
Meal Cost - $166.00
Other Cost - $464.00
Total Cost - $7,250.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CASI Foundation for Children, China Contact Friendly Assn
Dates - July 3, 2005 - July 8, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Beijing, China - Nanjing, China - Shanghai, China

Purpose - Educational/Fact finding
Notes - Washington, DC - Beijing, China - Nanjing, China - Shanghai, China - New York

Travel Cost - $4,934.06
Lodging Cost - $680.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,914.06

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

  • 08.20.14

    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.