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Trips by*

Emmett O'keefe


Total cost of 6 trips: $8,573.46


Trips traveled under the office of Byron Dorgan

Destination: BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: TO TOUR THE FACILITIES AND TO MEET WITH ESPN OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS TELECOMMUNICATION POLICY
Date: Jan 25, 2002
Expense: $571.32
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN, PA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ASS. FOR COMP. TECHNOLOGY, AT&T, LEVEL 3 SPIRIT, PEGASUS COMM., TELECORDTA TECH., VERSIGN INC., XD COMMUNICATIONS, AND NAT'L ASS. OF RECORDING MERCHANDIZERS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE "TECH POLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE"
Date: Feb 22, 2002
Expense: $251.14
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO VISIT SBC FACILITIES IN CALIFORNIA. IT WILL BE INVOLVE SEMINARS AND DISCUSSIONS ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,051.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TOUR HIGH TECH FACILITIES AND PARTICIPATE IN BRIEFINGS ON POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,053.00
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 2005 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,847.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: TO MEET WITH INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES AND LEARN ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY AT THE NYORK CAR SHOW
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $800.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Emmett O'keefe.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

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

    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.
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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.