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Back to The Data

Office of

Martin Olav Sabo


Total cost of 20 office trips: $48,733.37


Trips by Martin Olav Sabo
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $28,684.88

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $6,796.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,070.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PHOENIX AND SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSOC. OF AMERICAN RAILROADS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $3,104.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT (2001)
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,322.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU TO KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: 2002 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $7,808.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO KAILUA-KONA, HI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: 2003 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $647.08
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, VA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $994.00
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS, MN TO KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: 2005 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,943.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Martin Olav Sabo

Marjorie Duske
Robyn Hiestand
Allison Skowronski
Travis Talvitie
Lisa Tomlinson
Sharon Wagener



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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