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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

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  • 04.29.15

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Trips sponsored by

Coalition of Service Industries


Total cost of 36 trips: $74,543.88


Traveler: Stephen Moffitt (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: TO MEET W/ WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS TRADE ISSUES & THE FUTURE OF TRADE NEGOTIATIONS
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,000.00
source

Traveler: Eric Olson (from the office of Thomas Daschle)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.47
source

Traveler: Lori Denham (from the office of Calvin Dooley)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - MEETINGS AT WTO
Purpose: VISIT WTO MEET WTO REPRESENTATIVES U.S. DELEGATION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: David Kavanaugh (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: GENEVA SWITZERLAND
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Meredith Broadbent (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Bob Castro (from the office of E. Clay Shaw)
Destination: GENEVA TRIP
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: J Krister Holladay (from the office of Saxby Chambliss)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: VISIT WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION & U.S. DELEGATION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Francis Record (from the office of Henry Hyde)
Destination: GENEVA TRIP
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: William Van Horne (from the office of Benjamin Cardin)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Michael Prucker (from the office of Richard Neal)
Destination: GENEVA
Purpose: FACT FINDING, WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Daniel Maffei (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO WTO
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Kyle Gilster (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: STUDY THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,635.49
source

Traveler: Sean Mulvaney (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: May 27, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,630.52
source

Traveler: Kevin Macmillan (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: WTO MEETINGS ON TRADE IN SERVICES
Date: May 24, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,274.72
source

Traveler: Debra Dixon (from the office of Xavier Becerra)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION FOUNDATION
Date: May 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,843.12
source

Traveler: Kirk Fordham (from the office of Mark Foley)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: MEETINGS W/ WTO ON TRADE POLICY
Date: May 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,501.72
source

Traveler: J J Piskadlo (from the office of Jim Davis)
Destination: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: FACT FINDING MEETINGS WITH WTO OFFICIALS
Date: May 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,843.12
source

Traveler: John Szymanski (from the office of Donald Manzullo)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: WTO/GLOBAL TRADE TRAINING AND FACT-FINDING
Date: May 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,798.12
source

Traveler: David Torian (from the office of Michael Mcnulty)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: MEET & DISCUSS US TRADE LAWS W/ WTO OFFICIALS
Date: May 27, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,843.12
source

Traveler: Melissa Mueller (from the office of Richard Neal)
Destination: TRAVEL TO GENEVA TO VISIT WORLDTRADE ORGANIZATION
Purpose: VISIT WITH U.S. DELEGATION AND OTHERS RE: TRADE.
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,295.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Montgomery (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF MISSION TO WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,897.00
source

Traveler: James Brandell (from the office of Dave Camp)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION MEETINGS
Date: Feb 15, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $1,325.00
source

Traveler: Douglas Badger (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: DISCUSS TRADE IN SERVICES AT WTO HEADQUARTERS
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,836.00
source

Traveler: George Dalley (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: VISIT TO WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,482.00
source

Traveler: Brian Diffell (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: GENEVA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AT WTO
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,420.00
source

Traveler: Shara Aranoff (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: REVIEW ISSUES IN WTO AND FREE TRADE AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS, WITH EMPHASIS ON SERVICES TRADE
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,998.25
source

Traveler: David Olson (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN AMBASSADORS AND OTHER OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS CURRENT GLOBAL TRADE TALKS
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,942.25
source

Traveler: Jace Johnson (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: MEET WITH AND LEARN FROM REPRESENTATIVES AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO)
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,876.25
source

Traveler: Melvin Spence (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: GENEVA
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION TO DISCUSS STATUS OF SERVICES NEGOTIATIONS
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,876.25
source

Traveler: Christopher Wenk (from the office of Dave Camp)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT A WIDE RANGE OF ISSUES BEING CONSIDERED AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO)
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,914.35
source

Traveler: Jayme White (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NEGOTIATIONS AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: May 23, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,022.25
source

Traveler: Adam Peterman (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF MISSION TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,896.25
source

Traveler: Demetrios Marantis (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT FINDING TRIP ON CURRENT STATUS OF WTO DOTTA NEGOTIATIONS
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,140.13
source

Traveler: Jameel Aalim-Johnson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: GENEVA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 30, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,022.22
source

Traveler: Julie Herwig (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND TO FRANKFURT, GERMANY
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT ISSUES UNDER CONSIDERATION IN THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION DOHA DEVELOPMENT ROUND NEGOTIATIONS; AND TO MEET WITH U.S. AND OTHER OFFICIALS
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,411.22
source

Traveler: Steven Schrage (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Purpose: OVERSIGHT OF WTO SERVICES NEGOTIATIONS
Date: May 30, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,464.65
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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.