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Office of

Charles Grassley


Total cost of 93 office trips: $140,425.29


Trips by Charles Grassley
Total cost of congressperson's 4 trips: $7,966.38

Destination: COOPERSTOWN, NY
Sponsor: Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Purpose: APPEAR ON A PANEL; RECEIVE AN AWARD AND ACCOMPANY MY WIFE TO A CONFERENCE SHE MANAGES
Date: Jul 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $710.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: ATTEND NRA CONVENTION
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,923.50
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 3, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,018.97
source

Destination: KEY BUSCAYNE, FL
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2005 CONGRESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $4,313.91
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Charles Grassley

Jonathan Blum
Patrick Bousliman
Richard Chriss
Andrea Cohen
Faith Cristol
Kolan Davis
Mary Day
Janet Drew
Linda Fishman
Kate Kirchynabe
Kurt Kovarik
Sherry Kuntz
Ed Mcclellan
Christy Mistr
Kathy Nuebel
William Olson
Elizabeth Paris
Mark Prater
Colin Roskey
Carolyn Smith



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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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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