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Trips by*

John Anderson


Total cost of 12 trips: $15,833.94


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Crapo

Destination: IDAHO
Sponsor: Food Producers of Idaho Inc
Purpose: AGRICULTURE, TRANSPORTATION, AND TRADE FACT FINDING TOUR
Date: Aug 15, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,119.95
source

Destination: MADRID SPAIN, AND ALGERIA, AND TINDOUF, ALGERIA
Sponsor: DEFENSE FORUM FOUNDATION AND INSTITUTE FOR DEMOCRATIC STRATEGY
Purpose: INFORMATION GATHERING STAFF TRIP
Date: Nov 13, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,202.66
source

Destination: MONTREAL
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: BOISE, ID
Sponsor: IDAHO BANKERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: IDAHO COMMUNITY BANKERS MID - WINTER MEETING 2002 "COMMUNITY BANKERS SALUTE IDAHO AGRICULTURE"
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $289.20
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: AVIATION SAFETY ALLIANCE, ALLIANCE SAFETY & SECURITY POST 9/11 SEMINAR
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,219.00
source

Destination: NY, NY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ABOUT SECURITIZATION
Date: May 27, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $799.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV AND THE LAKES, NV
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: EDUCATION VISIT TO CITIGROUP'S CITICARDS FACILITY, INCLUDING BRIEFINGS & MEETINGS WITH BANK OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,426.81
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Purpose: STAFFERS CODEL FOR EDUCATION AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,312.02
source

Destination: BOCA RATON
Sponsor: Futures Industry Association
Purpose: INDUSTRY CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS FUTURES TRADING AND DERIVATIVES
Date: Mar 12, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,679.20
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,676.10
source


Trips traveled under the office of Jack Metcalf

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: TO DISCUSS AVIATION SAFETY TOPICS
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,040.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: American Trucking Associations
Purpose: SEMINAR AND TOURS TO DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION ISSUES AND STATUS OF TRUCKING INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $661.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Anderson.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
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    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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