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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Beth Spivey


Total cost of 8 trips: $16,494.86


Trips traveled under the office of Trent Lott

Destination: UK
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: VISIT NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Aug 27, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,379.61
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: Resource Development Council for Alaska Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR
Date: Aug 22, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $3,295.00
source

Destination: FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: STUDY FRENCH NUCLEAR STORAGE AND PRODUCTION
Date: Mar 31, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,706.03
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: VISIT YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Date: May 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,328.00
source

Destination: GULPORT, MS
Sponsor: Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
Purpose: TOUR AIRPORT FACILITIES AND MEET WITH OFFICIALS REGARDING KCS RAILROAD PROJECT
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $784.00
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,130.82
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAK AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE FOR THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RAILROADS
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $830.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ADDRESS CONFERENCE ON HOMELAND SECURITY ISSUES RELATED TO AVIATION
Date: Aug 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,041.40
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Beth Spivey.


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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  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

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