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American RadioWorks |
Image: Wikipedia (public domain)

Can how you move change how you think?

Scientists have long thought of the brain as a “control center” for the body – a kind of computer that dictates how we move. But what if how we walk and stand and gesture could actually change how we think?

Recent Posts

  • 05.12.15

    Forest Schools

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  • 04.29.15

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  • 04.22.15

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    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.

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Office of

Nancy Johnson


Total cost of 52 office trips: $201,538.58


Trips by Nancy Johnson
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $116,269.67

Destination: STATE COLLEGE, PA
Sponsor: NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH AT HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Date: Jul 9, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $105.00
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO BOSTON (MIT), TRAVEL TO DC
Sponsor: TECHNET, MASSACHUSETTS, KEANE, INC.
Purpose: DISCUSSION W/ NEW ENGLAND TECH EXECUTIVES RE: NEW ECONOMY
Date: Oct 2, 2000
Expense: $425.59
source

Destination: HARTFORD-ROME
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2000 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $9,120.00
source

Destination: SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2001 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (13 days)
Expense: $15,203.99
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: WELFARE REFORM AND BEYOND CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $4,547.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: THE COMMONWEALTH FUND BIPARTISAN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,760.45
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: RIPON SOCIETY 2002 LISTENING TOUR
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $8,877.82
source

Destination: MOSCOW
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $9,476.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,915.96
source

Destination: GREAT EXUMA ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,308.16
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $11,722.20
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2005 CONGRESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $4,237.71
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $21,770.10
source

Destination: QUITO, ECUADOR - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT TNC'S NATURAL RESOURCE AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION WORK IN ECUADOR AND TO DISCUSS WITH ECUADORIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS THE EFFECTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IN CT
Date: May 28, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $17,900.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - PHILADELPHIA, PA - HARTFORD, CT
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY IN THE MEDICAL, TECHNICAL, AND ENERGY FIELDS
Date: Sep 8, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $899.69
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Nancy Johnson

Suanna Bruinooge
Jaime Cheshire
Susan Christensen
Dan Elling
Todd Funk
Dave Karvelas
Douglas Lathrop
Shane Lieberman
Christopher Morgan
Michele Nellenbach
Brian Schubert



American RadioWorks |
Image: Wikipedia (public domain)

Can how you move change how you think?

Scientists have long thought of the brain as a “control center” for the body – a kind of computer that dictates how we move. But what if how we walk and stand and gesture could actually change how we think?

Recent Posts

  • 05.12.15

    Forest Schools

    What if one day a week, school was in the woods? On the podcast, Emily Hanford takes us to Vermont to understand why teachers wanted to take their students into the forest, and what the kids -- and the teachers -- are learning from it.
  • 05.06.15

    Exposing Conditions at Native Schools

    There are 183 federally-run Bureau of Indian Education schools in the nation, and about a third of these are in poor condition. Some students at BIE schools deal with poorly-insulated classrooms, holes in the roof, rodents, and other issues on a daily basis.
  • 04.29.15

    Green Teachers

    A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.
  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.