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The Science of Smart

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Office of

Bob Graham


Total cost of 39 office trips: $110,842.04


Trips by Bob Graham
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $71,397.90

Destination: BRAZIL AND BOLIVIA
Sponsor: Inter-American Dialogue
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AS PART OF THE DELEGATION TRAVELING TO LATIN AMERICAN FOR INTER-AMERICAN DIALOGUE
Date: Jan 16, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $3,508.20
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONFERENCE ON UNITED STATES POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $4,192.60
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: May 30, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,433.02
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Richard Bryan Tribute Dinner Committee
Purpose: TO DELIVER THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE SENATOR RICHARD BRYAN TRIBUTE DINNER
Date: Nov 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $5,148.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,841.20
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS SPONSORED BY THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,258.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE, CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $6,512.12
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,727.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONFERENCE ENTITLED U.S. POLICY TOWARD COLUMBIA, AS PART OF THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $5,384.96
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,848.80
source

Destination: GREAT EXUMA ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONFERENCE ON BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,843.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE, CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 14, 2004 (13 days)
Expense: $9,701.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bob Graham

Paul Anderson
Caroline Berver
Peter Dorn
Robert Filippone
Kasey Gillette
Robert Greenawalt
J Bryant Hall
James Hall
Christopher Jackson
Rori Kramer
Lisa Layman
Henry Menn
Melanie Nathanson
Zeviel Simpser
Tiffany Smith
Dana Stefanelli
Amanda Wood



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

  • 08.19.14

    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.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    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.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.