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Trips by*

Charles Salem


Total cost of 6 trips: $13,354.19


Trips traveled under the office of Evan Bayh

Destination: ANNAPOLIS, MD
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $212.60
source

Destination: AIRLIE CONFERENCE CENTER
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC ISSUES CONFERENCE FOR 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $310.00
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL SPRING ISSUES CONFERENCE/SEMINAR
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,629.59
source

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: MEETINGS ON PROPOSED NUCLEAR STORAGE FACILITY, TOUR OF FACILITY AND TECHNICAL BRIEFING ON ASPECTS OF PROPOSAL STORAGE AND TRANSPORTATION OF NUCLEAR WASTE
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,080.00
source

Destination: TOULOUSSE, PARIS, MANCHESTER
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF TRADE WITH MAJOR EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN COMPANIES, FACILITIES INSPECTION, AND MEETINGS WITH EUROPEAN & AMERICAN TRADE OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $6,575.00
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL SENATE STAFF RETREAT WITH ASPEN INSTITUTE-LED SEMINARS ON ECONOMY, VALUES-BASED LEADERSHIP, AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,547.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Charles Salem.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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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  • 08.04.14

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