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FEINSTEIN, DIANNE, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $583.75

Average cost per trip - $194.58
Total number of days spent traveling - 7 days
Rank of representative - 614 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 25, 2001 - January 28, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - participate in the Forum's 30th annual meeting
Notes - paid for transportation and lodging personally

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $180.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $180.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - December 6, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Rancho Mirage, CA

Purpose - To participate in the California delegation bipartisan congressional retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $44.43
Lodging Cost - $99.99
Meal Cost - $238.96
Other Cost - $20.37
Total Cost - $403.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California Against the Costly Recall of the Governor
Dates - October 4, 2003 - October 4, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - Travel paid by State Political Committee. Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form so actual cost not listed.

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

Additional family members - No

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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