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Office of

Tim Hutchinson


Total cost of 17 office trips: $21,414.95


Trips by Tim Hutchinson
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $11,562.90

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Association of the United States Army
Purpose: MEET WITH ARMY LEADERSHIP TO DISCUSS ARMY TRANSFORMATION & DELIVER KEY-NOTE ADDRESS AT THE AVSA WINTER SYMPOSIUM
Date: Feb 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $275.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: INTERVIEW WITH ABC NEWS
Date: Mar 16, 2000
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Purpose: ATTEND, SPEAK, AND PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION
Date: Mar 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,726.90
source

Destination: RUSSELLVILLE, AR
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Purpose: SPEECH ON NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY
Date: Jul 9, 2001
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: JACKSON, WY
Sponsor: Children First America
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CHILDREN FIRST AMERICA VISION RETREAT ON EDUCATION ISSUES/POLICY
Date: Aug 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,000.00
source

Destination: COEURD-ALENE IDAHO-EL DORADO, AR
Sponsor: PANDA ENERGY MANAGEMENT, LTD
Purpose: SPEECH ON NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY
Date: Aug 20, 2001
Expense: $1,400.00
source

Destination: LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS TO EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 24, 2002
Expense: $761.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tim Hutchinson

Rhett Butler
Bradley Deatherage
Susan Herusley
David Manns
Michael Ralsky
Clint Reed
Christopher Spear



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
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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