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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

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Trips sponsored by

Tax Coalition


Total cost of 54 trips: $37,509.30


Traveler: Maria Freese (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL TAX COALITION ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $837.09
source

Traveler: Jane Greaves (from the office of John Lewis)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE TAX COALITION ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $717.95
source

Traveler: Karin Hope (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: ATTEND AND ADDRESS CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $717.95
source

Traveler: Barbara Pate (from the office of Rob Portman)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA-TAX COALITION ISSUES FORUM
Purpose: ATTENDED AND MADE PRESENTATION TO THE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $717.95
source

Traveler: Andrea Salinas (from the office of Fortney Stark)
Destination: 3 DAYS OF ISSUE PANELS & SPEAKERS @ THE HOMESTEAD
Purpose: TO ATTEND ISSUE PANELS AND MAKE PRESENTATION ON ONE PANEL
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $450.00
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Traveler: Melissa Mueller (from the office of Lloyd Doggett)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: TAX & LEGISLATIVE SEMINARS
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $837.09
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Traveler: Jennifer Dunn (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: A SPEECH
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $358.06
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Traveler: Elizabeth Nicolson (from the office of Mark Foley)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: TAX ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $490.98
source

Traveler: Jeanette Forcash (from the office of Jerry Weller)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA THE HOMESTEAD
Purpose: TAX SEMINAR
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $465.89
source

Traveler: Barbara Pate (from the office of Rob Portman)
Destination: SPOKE ON PANEL ON RETIREMENT SAVINGS; ATTENDED OTHER PANELS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 15, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $56.24
source

Traveler: Cary Pugh (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: HOMESTEAD, VA
Purpose: ATTEND ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $738.99
source

Traveler: Maria Freese (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: HOMESTEAD, VA
Purpose: ATTEND ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $857.05
source

Traveler: Allison Giles (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: APRIL 19-22, 2001 CONFERENCE
Purpose: SPEECH TO TAX COALITION; ATTENDED CONFERENCE SESSIONS REGARDING COMMITTEE ISSUES
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,093.27
source

Traveler: Karin Hope (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: ATTEND & SPEAK AT ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $969.14
source

Traveler: Melissa Mueller (from the office of Lloyd Doggett)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: TAX & LEGISLATIVE SEMINARS
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $800.00
source

Traveler: Joyce Meyer (from the office of Paul Ryan)
Destination: APRIL 19-22, 2001
Purpose: TAX & LEGISLATIVE SEMINAR
Date: Apr 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $524.77
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Traveler: Jane Greaves (from the office of John Lewis)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE TAX COALITION ISSUE FORUM
Date: Apr 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $524.77
source

Traveler: Maria Freese (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND SPEAK AT THE ANNUAL TAX COALITION ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $852.00
source

Traveler: Melissa Mueller (from the office of Richard Neal)
Destination: WARM SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINAR ON TAX ISSUES
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $852.00
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Traveler: Kristin Woody (from the office of Robert Matsui)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-HOMESTEAD INN IN HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: I WAS A SPEAKER AT THEIR ANNUAL ISSUES FORUM ON FEDERAL TAX LAW
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $852.00
source

Traveler: Janice Mays (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $996.00
source

Traveler: Carolyn Smith (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination:
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $204.00
source

Traveler: Karin Hope (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: SPEAK AT AND ATTEND ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $568.00
source

Traveler: Lindy Paull (from the office of Bob Etheridge)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA, HOMESTEAD
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT FRIDAY EVENING DINNER, APRIL 5, 2002
Date: Apr 5, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $346.93
source

Traveler: Benjamin Cardin (from the office of Benjamin Cardin)
Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE TAX COALITION ANNUAL FORUM
Date: Apr 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $856.00
source

Traveler: Lisa Wolski (from the office of Jon Kyl)
Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: TO ATTEND ANNUAL TAX COALITION ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $710.00
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Traveler: Tara Zimmerman (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: MEETINGS APRIL 25-26
Purpose: TAX CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $440.00
source

Traveler: Carolyn Smith (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $250.00
source

Traveler: Pamela Moomau (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: HOMESTEAD HOTEL; HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: ATTEND ISSUES FORUM; SPEAK ON PANEL
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $975.00
source

Traveler: Nikole Flax (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: MEETINGS APRIL 25-26
Purpose: ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $440.00
source

Traveler: Karin Hope (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Purpose: SPEAK AT AND ATTEND CONFERENCE ON TAX POLICY
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $957.00
source

Traveler: Barbara Pate (from the office of Rob Portman)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $957.00
source

Traveler: Greg Nickerson (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON PANEL REGARDING ENERGY TAX ISSUES
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $957.00
source

Traveler: Tara Zimmerman (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Purpose: ANNUAL ISSUES FORUM CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $957.00
source

Traveler: Dean Rosen (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: KINGSMILL RESORT, WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN "TAX COALITION ISSUES FORUM"
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $265.00
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Nicolson (from the office of Mark Foley)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON TAX LEGISLATION ISSUES
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $638.00
source

Traveler: Joanna Foust (from the office of Dave Camp)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Purpose: TAX ISSUES FORUM-SEMINAR ON TAX ISSUES BEFORE THE CONGRESS
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $638.00
source

Traveler: Margit Toth (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT TAX POLICY INITIATIVES
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $319.00
source

Traveler: Kathleen Black (from the office of Sam Johnson)
Destination: KINGSMILL RESORT (WILLIAMSBURG, VA)
Purpose: ANNUAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $638.00
source

Traveler: Bob Winters (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON PANEL REGARDING HEALTH AND OTHER TAX ISSUES
Date: Apr 16, 2004
Expense: $319.00
source

Traveler: Gretchen Sierra (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WILLIAMSBURG VA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN TAX COALITION ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $638.00
source

Traveler: Nikole Flax (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG
Purpose: TAX COALITION ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $319.00
source

Traveler: Patricia Mcdermott (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Purpose: SPEAKING ON PANEL ABOUT CURRENT PENSION ISSUES AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $346.12
source

Traveler: Lisa Wolski (from the office of Jon Kyl)
Destination: THE TIDES INN, IRVINGTON, VA
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN A TAX LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,057.59
source

Traveler: Kathleen Kerrigan (from the office of Olympia Snowe)
Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON BUDGET, TAX, AND SOCIAL SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $805.00
source

Traveler: Melissa Mueller (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Purpose: TAX CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,057.59
source

Traveler: Kathleen Black (from the office of Sam Johnson)
Destination: TIDES INN, IRVINGTON, VA
Purpose: ANNUAL ISSUES FORUM: SPOKE ON TWO PANELS, ATTENDED OTHERS
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,282.29
source

Traveler: Karin Hope (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ON TAX POLICY
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,057.59
source

Traveler: Janice Mays (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS OF TAX ISSUES FOR YEAR 2005 TO 2006
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $987.00
source

Traveler: Patricia Mcdermott (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: WASHINGTON-IRVINGTON, VA-FREDERICKSBURG, VA
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE RELATING TO CURRENT TAX ISSUES
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $655.06
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Nicolson (from the office of Mark Foley)
Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Purpose: 2005 ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $812.56
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Coffin (from the office of Jim Mccrery)
Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Purpose: ANNUAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,282.29
source

Traveler: Margit Archer (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN TAX COALITION ISSUES FORUM INCLUDING PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON VARIOUS TAX POLICY MATTERS
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $410.03
source

Traveler: Pamela Moomau (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: D.C.-TIDES INN IN IRVINGTON, VA
Purpose: ATTEND ISSUES FORUM; PARTICIPATE IN PANEL ON TAX REFORM
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $655.06
source



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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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