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Back to The Data

Office of

Bob Filner


Total cost of 14 office trips: $11,924.29


Trips by Bob Filner
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $7,911.55

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, MONTGOMERY, & SELMA, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $764.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA.
Sponsor: American Hellenic Council of California
Purpose: SPEECH & ACCEPTANCE OF AWARD
Date: May 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $649.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO - MOAB, UTAH - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: METROPOLITAN WATER DIST OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Purpose: INSPECTION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE - BACKGROUND FOR APPROPS. REQUEST
Date: Jan 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $597.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO.
Sponsor: Air Force Sergeants Association
Purpose: ACCEPT AWARD
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,167.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,205.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLA.
Sponsor: WOMEN'S INT'L ORGANIZATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 8, 2002
Expense: $355.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Education Association (NEA)
Purpose: HUMAN & CIVIL RIGHTS DINNER AWARDEE
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,065.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: US-MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Sep 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,507.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: NEA
Purpose: SPEECH TO CONVENTION
Date: Jul 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $602.55
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bob Filner

Dana Arellano
Tony Buckles
Mario Lopez
Ian Pfeiffer



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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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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