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Back to The Data

Office of

Earl Hilliard


Total cost of 11 office trips: $26,241.30


Trips by Earl Hilliard
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $14,768.29

Destination: LOME, TOGO
Sponsor: University of Denver
Purpose: HUMANITARIAN/FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 22, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $8,450.00
source

Destination: HARTFORD, CT
Sponsor: Amistad America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,792.10
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,122.09
source

Destination: GULF SHORES
Sponsor: TOMMY SYKES OF THE DECATUR, AL. CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION
Purpose: LUNCHEON GUEST SPEAKER
Date: Jul 22, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $160.50
source

Destination: ALABAMA TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS AND RETURN
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jul 31, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,120.60
source

Destination: GEORGIA TO MOBILE, ALABAMA AND RETURN
Sponsor: Alabama Farmers Federation
Purpose: AWARD RECIPIENT
Date: Aug 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,085.00
source

Destination: TRAVEL FROM BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA TO RICHMOND, VIRGINIA TO MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: NATIONAL BLACK FARMERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: LUNCHEON GUEST SPEAKER
Date: Aug 24, 2000
Expense: $1,038.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Earl Hilliard

William Borders
Phyllis Hallmon
Matthew Lyons
Frederick Zylman



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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