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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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BAKER, RICHARD HUGH, Republican Party
Louisiana

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $26,980.34

Average cost per trip - $2,452.76
Total number of days spent traveling - 39 days
Rank of representative - 241 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - November 26, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,360.00
Lodging Cost - $810.00
Meal Cost - $437.00
Other Cost - $303.00
Total Cost - $3,910.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Merrill Lynch, NYSE
Dates - January 13, 2000 - January 14, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - original had total costs in other so we moved

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $680.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Global Association of Risk Professionals
Dates - January 31, 2000 - February 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose -
Notes -

Travel Cost - $405.00
Lodging Cost - $285.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $765.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Merrill Lynch, Fannie Mae
Dates - February 24, 2000 - February 24, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $290.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $330.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fannie Mae
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 21, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - Financial Services -- Technology Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,200.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $1,950.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 19, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Meeting/seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $800.00
Lodging Cost - $661.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $1,771.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Federal Home Loan Bank Seattle
Dates - August 31, 2000 - September 2, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $220.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $1,265.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Stephens Inc.
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Doesn't indicate what other costs are

Travel Cost - $1,800.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $2,700.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industry Association
Dates - April 19, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - To speak at SIA's legislative conference
Notes - Spouse Kay Baker, lodge cost listed as $305 per night for one room, other costs are ground travel

Travel Cost - $2,287.50
Lodging Cost - $915.00
Meal Cost - $884.00
Other Cost - $211.00
Total Cost - $4,297.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Federal Home Loan Bank Seattle
Dates - April 6, 2004 - April 11, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - To speak at various meetings at their conference and reviewed housing issues
Notes - Spouse - Kay Baker

Travel Cost - $5,256.84
Lodging Cost - $2,875.00
Meal Cost - $1,180.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,311.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Dates - April 15, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - GA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - BTR - GA / GA - BTR (Baton Rouge) This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No

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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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