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U.S. Asia Foundation - $113,757.57 spent on 7 trips
43.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
56.1% spent on Republican Party

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (5 days)
Shijiazhuang, China - Beijing, China
Purpose - Fact finding, build computer facilities
Total Cost - $19,123.00

MOORE, DENNIS - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 28, 2003 (6 days)
Beijing, China - Shijiazhuang, China - Xibaipo, China - Beijing, China
Purpose - Meet with Chinese officials, build a computer lab in Xibaipo
Total Cost - $19,805.55

SESSIONS, PETE - Republican Party
May 24, 2002 - May 29, 2002 (6 days)
China
Purpose - to facilitate mutual understanding and improved bilateral relations with China
Total Cost - $18,465.74

SHIMKUS, JOHN M - Republican Party
October 23, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (5 days)
Beijing, China
Purpose - Fact-finding trip and to build a one room computer school
Total Cost - $19,201.65

SIMMONS, ROB - Republican Party
October 22, 2003 - October 28, 2003 (7 days)
China - Shijiazhuang, China - Xibaipo, China - Beijing, China - Badaling, China
Purpose - Meet with Chinese government officials, build computer lab in rural community
Total Cost - $16,724.99

TURNER, JAMES (JIM)WILLIAM - Democratic Party
May 24, 2002 - May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Beijing, China - Zunhua, China
Purpose - to facilitate mutual understanding and improved bilateral relations with China
Total Cost - $10,976.64

THOMAS, CRAIG - Republican Party
March 23, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (8 days)
Ankara, Turkey - Cappadocia, Turkey - Istanbul, Turkey
Purpose -
Total Cost - $9,460.00

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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