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Trips by*

Brent Heberlee


Total cost of 5 trips: $9,053.55


Trips traveled under the office of Richard Bryan

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY AND TO VISIT A TELEPHONE FACILITY
Date: Feb 4, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,751.48
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: NTS DEVELOPMENT CORP
Purpose: TO MEET WITH INDUSTRY AND UNIVERSITY REPRESENTATIVES TO DISCUSS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S ROLE IN ASSISTING IN MED DEVELOPMENT OF A PUBLIC/PRIVATE HI-TECH INDUSTRIAL PARK
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,304.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET POLICY
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $560.00
source

Destination: PONTE VEDRA, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE ON FEDERAL ISSUES AFFECTING THE LOCAL TELEPHONE INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,468.07
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: TO MEET WITH TAIWANESE OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS TRADE AND NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES BETWEEN THE U.S. AND TAIWAN
Date: Aug 26, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,970.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brent Heberlee.


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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    Tracking and vocational ed

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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