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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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Trips by*

Kyle Nevins


Total cost of 7 trips: $11,204.64


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: SITE VISIT TO KERN RIVER GAS PIPELINE AND TO THEIR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GEOTHERMAL PLANT.
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: ENERGY FACT-FINDING (CONGRESSIONAL FORUM AND SITE TOUR)
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,842.30
source

Destination: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-AUSTIN
Sponsor: AUSTIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, IBM, DELL, MOTOROLA, TACC (TEXAS ADVANCED COMPUTING CENTER)
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,363.42
source

Destination: KAUHSIUNG TAIPEI
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL STAFF VISIT
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,885.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONGRESS OF TOMORROW 2004 REPUBLICAN BI-CAM RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON NATL - LAS VEGAS MCCARRAN
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING: GAMING INDUSTRY, HOTEL MANAGEMENT, WORKER TRAINING, CONVENTION OPERATIONS
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,665.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA (ATL)
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: FACT FINDING MEETINGS AND TOURS OF TECHWOOD (LOCATION OF TURNER STUDIOS); POLICY DISCUSSION/EDUCATIONAL VISIT WITH TURNER EXECUTIVES; TOUR OF CNN STUDIOS
Date: Apr 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $732.92
source

Destination: SULFUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CONGRESSIONAL GOP MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $820.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kyle Nevins.


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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    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

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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