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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

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  • 04.29.15

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Trips sponsored by

Hanns Seidel Foundation


Total cost of 30 trips: $103,717.08


Traveler: Mark Oesterle (from the office of Richard Shelby)
Destination: GERMANY; BELGIUM
Purpose: STAFF FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,200.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Wheeler (from the office of John Kerry)
Destination: MUNICH AND BERLIN GERMANY. BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: 15TH ANNUAL FACT-FINDING CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,100.00
source

Traveler: Susan Magill (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MUNICH, GERMANY; BRUSSELS, BELGIUM; BERLIN, GERMANY
Purpose: TO DISCUSS CURRENT ECONOMIC, POLITICAL & DEFENSE ISSUES WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF BAVARIAN STATE, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF GERMANY AS WELL AS THE EUROPEAN UNION & NATO
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,100.00
source

Traveler: Rebecca Tice (from the office of Charles Stenholm)
Destination: MUNICH, BRUSSELS, BERLIN, GERMANY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP REGARDING U.S./GERMAN RELATIONS
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,100.00
source

Traveler: Marc Gonzales (from the office of Gene Green)
Destination: MUNICH, BRUSSELS AND BERLIN
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP REGARDING US/GERMAN RELATIONS
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,100.00
source

Traveler: John Magill (from the office of Wally Herger)
Destination: FRANKFORT-MIMISH-BRUSSELS-BERLIN-FRANKFORT
Purpose: DISCUSS BILATERAL RELATIONS BETWEEN US & GERMANY - NATU AND EURO MEETINGS, AS WELL
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,100.00
source

Traveler: Karissa Willhite (from the office of Robert Menendez)
Destination: MUNICH, BRUSSELS, AND BERLIN
Purpose: EXPLORE U.S.-GERMAN RELATIONS, DIFFERENCES IN DOMESTIC LEGISLATIVE ISSUES AND PROCESSES AS WELL AS NATO/EU RELATIONS WITH MEMBER STATES & U.S.
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,100.00
source

Traveler: Howard Rosen (from the office of Connie Mack)
Destination: UNIV. REGENSBURG, GERMANY
Purpose: CONFERENCE "THE CLINTON PRESIDENCY IN RETROSPECT"
Date: Dec 13, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $6,633.84
source

Traveler: Tod Donhauser (from the office of Mark Foley)
Destination: MUNICH AND BERLIN
Purpose: 16TH GERMAN-AMERICAN STAFF FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,790.07
source

Traveler: Paige Ralston (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: MEETINGS
Purpose: FACT FINDING CAF
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,790.07
source

Traveler: Chester Kalis (from the office of Bob Ney)
Destination: MUNICH & BERLIN
Purpose: GERMAN AMERICAN STAFF FACT FINDING CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,790.07
source

Traveler: Randall Groves (from the office of Gary Condit)
Destination: MUNICH, FRG & BERLIN
Purpose: GERMAN-AMERICAN STAFF FACT-FINDING CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,790.07
source

Traveler: Gregory Thom (from the office of Don Young)
Destination: MUNICH & BERLIN
Purpose: GERMAN-AMERICAN STAFF FACT FINDING CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,790.07
source

Traveler: John Hambel (from the office of Adam Putnam)
Destination: MUNICH, BERLIN
Purpose: EXCHANGE PROGRAM - MEET WITH GERMAN MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,790.07
source

Traveler: Paul Unger (from the office of George Allen)
Destination: BERLIN & MUNICH
Purpose: ATTEND THE 17TH ANNUAL GERMAN-AMERICAN CONFERENCE FOR STAFF AIDES
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,964.26
source

Traveler: Stacey Lowder (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: GERMANY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,964.26
source

Traveler: Joanna Herman (from the office of Dave Camp)
Destination: VISITS TO GERMAN GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, BUNDESTAG, HAWNS SEIDEL INT'L CONFERENCE, U.S. EMBASSY - BERLIN
Purpose: FACT FINDING CONFERENCE TO BERLIN & MUNICH GERMANY
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,964.00
source

Traveler: Aaron Lewis (from the office of Dana Rohrabacher)
Destination: GERMANY, BELGIUM
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,183.50
source

Traveler: Heath Hall (from the office of James Talent)
Destination: GERMANY AND BELGIUM
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 18TH GERMAN-AMERICAN CONFERENCE FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF AIDES IN MUNICH, BRUSSELS AND BERLIN
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,925.00
source

Traveler: Arie Newhouse (from the office of George Voinovich)
Destination: MUNICH (GERMANY), BERLIN (GERMANY), BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND FOREIGN POLICY MATTERS IN THE US-EU, US-NATO, AND US-GERMAN RELATIONS
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,217.00
source

Traveler: Andrew Halataei (from the office of Randy Forbes)
Destination: MUNICH TO BRUSSELS TO BERLIN
Purpose: FACT FINDING/CONFERENCE ON US - GERMAN RELATIONS
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,959.75
source

Traveler: Stephanie Brand (from the office of Gil Gutknecht)
Destination: MUNICH, BRUSSELS, BERLIN GERMANY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING VISIT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,987.96
source

Traveler: Brian Diffell (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: MUNICH - BRUSSELS - BERLIN
Purpose: TRANS-ATLANTIC RELATIONS STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $4,187.84
source

Traveler: Sheila Moloney (from the office of Sue Myrick)
Destination: DULLES TO MUNICH, BRUSSELS & BERLIN
Purpose: STAFF FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,987.96
source

Traveler: Mark Gaspers (from the office of Jon Kyl)
Destination: MUNICH, GERMANY; BRUSSELS, BELGIUM; BERLIN, GERMANY; FRANKFURTANDERODER, GERMANY; SLUBICE, POLAND
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,090.79
source

Traveler: Julie Philp (from the office of Gil Gutknecht)
Destination: GERMANY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $6,538.00
source

Traveler: Tara Oursler (from the office of C.A. Ruppersberger)
Destination: MUNICH - BRUSSELS - BERLIN
Purpose: TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF GERMAN ISSUES AND STRENGTHEN THE US-GERMAN BOND
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $0.00
source

Traveler: Melody Mcentee (from the office of C.A. Ruppersberger)
Destination: WASH. DC-MUNICH GERMANY-BRUSSELS-BERLIN GERMANY
Purpose: EXPLORE AND IMPROVE GERMAN-AMERICAN RELATIONS
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $0.00
source

Traveler: Richard Dykema (from the office of Dana Rohrabacher)
Destination: GERMANY, BELGIUM & POLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $6,526.00
source

Traveler: Marilyn Wacks (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: MUNICH, GERMANY TO BRUSSELS, BELGIUM TO BERLIN, GERMANY
Purpose: TO IMPROVE TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS THROUGH HIGH LEVEL BRIEFINGS, DISCUSSIONS, & PRESENTATIONS WITH BAVARIAN GOVERNMENT MINISTERS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE PERSONNEL, NATO, THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, GERMAN GOVERNMENT MINISTERS, BUSINESS LEADERS, & FOREIGN P
Date: Jul 2, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,046.50
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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

    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.