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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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  • 08.19.14

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GRAHAM, BOB, Democratic Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $71,397.90

Average cost per trip - $5,949.83
Total number of days spent traveling - 79 days
Rank of representative - 71 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Dialogue
Dates - January 16, 2000 - January 21, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Brazil - Bolivia

Purpose - To participate as part of the delegation traveling to Latin America for Inter-American Dialogue
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $2,943.90
Lodging Cost - $446.40
Meal Cost - $89.90
Other Cost - $28.00
Total Cost - $3,508.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 22, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - To participate in the Aspen Institute conference on United States policy toward Cuba
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $1,104.60
Lodging Cost - $1,792.00
Meal Cost - $1,296.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,192.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2000 - June 4, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Vancouver, Canada

Purpose - To participate in the Aspen Institute conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $4,367.02
Lodging Cost - $966.00
Meal Cost - $900.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $6,433.02

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Richard Bryan Tribute Dinner Committee
Dates - November 30, 2000 - December 3, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To deliver the keynote address at the Senator Richard Bryan Tribute Dinner
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $4,598.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,148.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 29, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Florence, Italy

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the convergence of U.S. National security and the global environment
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,361.20
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,841.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 19, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia relations sponsored by the Congressional Program of the Aspen Institute
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,758.00
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $7,258.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - participate in the Congressional program of Aspen Institute conference on Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,822.12
Lodging Cost - $2,340.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $6,512.12

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - November 21, 2002 - November 26, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in the conference entitled U.S. Policy Toward Columbia, as part of the Congressional Program of the Aspen Inst.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,768.96
Lodging Cost - $2,176.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost - $160.00
Total Cost - $5,384.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 31, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - participate in World Economic Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost - $927.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,727.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 4, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - To participate in the conference on U.S. - China relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,573.80
Lodging Cost - $1,675.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,848.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Bahamas

Purpose - To participate in the Congressional Program of the Aspen Institute conference on Brazil
Notes - other expense not specified

Travel Cost - $1,023.00
Lodging Cost - $2,200.00
Meal Cost - $1,520.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $4,843.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 14, 2004 - August 27, 2004 (14 days)
Location(s) - Venice, Italy

Purpose - To participate in the Congressional Program of the Aspen Institute, conference on US-Russia-Europe Relations
Notes - (actual conference dates August 22-27, 2004)

Travel Cost - $5,696.00
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $2,130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,701.00

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.