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American RadioWorks |
Image: Wikipedia (public domain)

Can how you move change how you think?

Scientists have long thought of the brain as a “control center” for the body – a kind of computer that dictates how we move. But what if how we walk and stand and gesture could actually change how we think?

Recent Posts

  • 05.12.15

    Forest Schools

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  • 05.06.15

    Exposing Conditions at Native Schools

    There are 183 federally-run Bureau of Indian Education schools in the nation, and about a third of these are in poor condition. Some students at BIE schools deal with poorly-insulated classrooms, holes in the roof, rodents, and other issues on a daily basis.
  • 04.29.15

    Green Teachers

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  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.

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Trips by*

Scott Palmer


Total cost of 24 trips: $43,447.70


Trips traveled under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Destination: PALM BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE MEETING PANEL SPEAKER
Date: Mar 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,038.00
source

Destination: LA GUINA NIGUEL, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Apr 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $3,704.00
source

Destination: MOROCCO
Sponsor: US-Morocco Affairs Council
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jul 2, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $2,681.25
source

Destination: HUNA, ALASKA
Sponsor: Huna Totem Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 6, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $3,186.51
source

Destination: DILLINGHAM, ALASKA
Sponsor: General Communication
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,010.38
source

Destination: ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2000 TRANS ATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $3,200.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA-KINGSMILL
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN RETREAT-GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose:
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $886.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: May 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,885.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER-WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,178.45
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (GREENBRIER)
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $10,231.92
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD HOT SPRINGS VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 22, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,233.00
source

Destination: SYRACUSE NY
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT
Date: Oct 31, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,102.00
source

Destination: ST MICHAELS MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.19
source

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

Destination: WASHINGTON DC - NY, NY, BWI
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,105.00
source

Destination: THE TIDES INN IN IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE ANNUAL BICAMERAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $820.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Scott Palmer.


American RadioWorks |
Image: Wikipedia (public domain)

Can how you move change how you think?

Scientists have long thought of the brain as a “control center” for the body – a kind of computer that dictates how we move. But what if how we walk and stand and gesture could actually change how we think?

Recent Posts

  • 05.12.15

    Forest Schools

    What if one day a week, school was in the woods? On the podcast, Emily Hanford takes us to Vermont to understand why teachers wanted to take their students into the forest, and what the kids -- and the teachers -- are learning from it.
  • 05.06.15

    Exposing Conditions at Native Schools

    There are 183 federally-run Bureau of Indian Education schools in the nation, and about a third of these are in poor condition. Some students at BIE schools deal with poorly-insulated classrooms, holes in the roof, rodents, and other issues on a daily basis.
  • 04.29.15

    Green Teachers

    A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.
  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.