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BUNNING, JIM, Republican Party
Kentucky

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $4,270.80

Average cost per trip - $427.08
Total number of days spent traveling - 25 days
Rank of representative - 514 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Pepperdine University
Dates - April 27, 2001 - April 27, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Malibu, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,159.00
Lodging Cost - $320.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,479.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Kentucky Bankers Association
Dates - September 9, 2001 - September 10, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,426.45
Lodging Cost - $365.35
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,791.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Induction into Ted William Hall of Fame
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 20, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Citrus Hills, FL

Purpose - Related to Major League Baseball Career
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure Form so actual costs not listed. Costs are for roundtrip airfare from Washington DC for self and spouse, meals, tickets, and lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Baseball Hall of Fame
Dates - August 4, 2000 - August 6, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose - Related to Major League Baseball Career
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form, so actual costs not listed. Cost is for round-trip airfare for self and spouse, tickets, meals and lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Baseball Hall of Fame
Dates - July 25, 2002 - July 27, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose -
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form, only total cost given. Cost is for round-trip travel from Washington DC for self and spouse, tickets, and lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Philadelphia Phillies
Dates - April 3, 2003 - April 4, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Visit Opening Day Ceremonies with spouse
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form, only total cost given. Cost is for round-trip travel from Washington DC for self and spouse, meals, and lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Baseball Hall of Fame
Dates - July 27, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose - Other
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form, only total cost given. Cost is for round-trip travel from Washington DC for self and spouse, meals, and lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Philadelphia Phillies
Dates - September 27, 2003 - September 28, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Visit Closing Veterans Stadium Day with spouse.
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form so only total cost given. Cost is for roundtrip air travel from Cincinnati, OH for self and spouse, meals, and lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Baseball Hall of Fame
Dates - July 28, 2004 - July 30, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Cooperstown, NY - Washington, DC Including spouse This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture Restoration Weekend
Dates - November 10, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Kentucky - West Palm Beach, FL - Kentucky Including spouse This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

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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    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.
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