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American RadioWorks |
Image: Wikipedia (public domain)

Can how you move change how you think?

Scientists have long thought of the brain as a “control center” for the body – a kind of computer that dictates how we move. But what if how we walk and stand and gesture could actually change how we think?

Recent Posts

  • 05.12.15

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  • 04.29.15

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    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.

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Office of

Todd Akin


Total cost of 22 office trips: $44,891.29


Trips by Todd Akin
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $13,559.68

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $555.00
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $311.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003, THE GREENBRIAR
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose:
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,592.00
source

Destination: PAKISTAN-LAHORE, KOTI: NUNAN, ISLAMABAD, MUZZAFARRABAD; INDIA-BOMBAY, AHMEDABAD, NEW DELHI
Sponsor: PAKISTAN PORTION-INAYAT BEGUM FOUNDATION; INDIA PORTION-JUBILEE CAMPAIGN, USA
Purpose: TO MEET AND BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS AND NGO'S, PARTICULARLY ON HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES.
Date: Jan 3, 2004 (11 days)
Expense: $7,381.92
source

Destination: MEETING IN CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $670.05
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING REQUEST
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,379.80
source

Destination: BALTIMORE MARRIOTT WATER FRONT, BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $669.91
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Todd Akin

Jack Bailey
Tom Carpenter
Lauren Ellis
Autumn Fredericks
Joshua Graham
Joe Laird



American RadioWorks |
Image: Wikipedia (public domain)

Can how you move change how you think?

Scientists have long thought of the brain as a “control center” for the body – a kind of computer that dictates how we move. But what if how we walk and stand and gesture could actually change how we think?

Recent Posts

  • 05.12.15

    Forest Schools

    What if one day a week, school was in the woods? On the podcast, Emily Hanford takes us to Vermont to understand why teachers wanted to take their students into the forest, and what the kids -- and the teachers -- are learning from it.
  • 05.06.15

    Exposing Conditions at Native Schools

    There are 183 federally-run Bureau of Indian Education schools in the nation, and about a third of these are in poor condition. Some students at BIE schools deal with poorly-insulated classrooms, holes in the roof, rodents, and other issues on a daily basis.
  • 04.29.15

    Green Teachers

    A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.
  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.