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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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BARR, BOB, Republican Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 30
Total cost of trips - $53,297.98

Average cost per trip - $1,776.60
Total number of days spent traveling - 82 days
Rank of representative - 117 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Restoration Weekend
Dates - July 29, 2000 - July 30, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Abescon, NJ

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $469.80
Lodging Cost - $199.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $668.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Credit Union Affiliates
Dates - October 13, 2000 - October 13, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Hilton Head, SC

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $358.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $358.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - January 15, 2000 - January 18, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Bd. Mtg./Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $749.51
Lodging Cost - $210.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $959.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Southern Republican Leadership Conference
Dates - January 22, 2000 - January 22, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $275.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $275.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - September 24, 2000 - September 24, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $615.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $615.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fred Friendly Seminars Inc.
Dates - January 9, 2000 - January 10, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $249.00
Lodging Cost - $225.60
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $674.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Franchise Association
Dates - April 9, 2000 - April 10, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $386.00
Lodging Cost - $202.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $588.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Awakenings Conference
Dates - January 7, 2000 - January 9, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $115.00
Lodging Cost - $835.94
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $950.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NBC - Meet the Press
Dates - May 13, 2000 - May 14, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Interview
Notes -

Travel Cost - $218.00
Lodging Cost - $210.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $428.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Retreat
Notes - Meals are included in lodging cost -- Accompanied by Jeri Barr

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - February 3, 2001 - February 4, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Arlington, VA

Purpose - Board meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $405.01
Lodging Cost - $137.09
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $542.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Restoration Weekend
Dates - August 31, 2001 - September 3, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Spouse Jeri Barr

Travel Cost - $728.00
Lodging Cost - $706.20
Meal Cost - $425.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,859.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - May 18, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Child Adrian Barr, other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $8,196.00
Lodging Cost - $471.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $9.63
Total Cost - $8,676.63

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - September 30, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Long Island, NY

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,273.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $827.82
Total Cost - $2,100.82

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California Republican Assembly, Fairbanks Republican Assembly
Dates - March 30, 2001 - April 1, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Speeches
Notes - Spouse Jeri Barr

Travel Cost - $834.00
Lodging Cost - $188.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,022.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity
Dates - August 3, 2001 - August 5, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Spouse Jeri Barr, other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $298.25
Lodging Cost - $272.80
Meal Cost - $160.00
Other Cost - $108.09
Total Cost - $839.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Seminole County, FL
Dates - October 20, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Spouse Jeri Barr

Travel Cost - $1,124.00
Lodging Cost - $140.61
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,264.61

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard Law School
Dates - March 13, 2001 - March 13, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $554.65
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $554.65

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - November 18, 2001 - November 18, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Hampton, GA

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Child Adrian Barr

Travel Cost - $250.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $250.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Law School, GOP
Dates - April 24, 2001 - April 24, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose -
Notes -

Travel Cost - $97.90
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $97.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Egypt's International Economic Forum
Dates - April 12, 2001 - April 16, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Egypt

Purpose - Congressional fact-finding
Notes - Spouse Jeri Barr, (appears to be part of larger trip 4/7/01 - 4/17/01)

Travel Cost - $500.00
Lodging Cost - $800.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,700.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Citizens United
Dates - January 6, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Other costs are not specified

Travel Cost - $226.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $1,292.00
Total Cost - $1,518.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - April 11, 2001 - April 11, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Lebanon

Purpose - Congressional fact-finding
Notes - Spouse Jeri Barr, (appears to be part of larger trip 4/7/01 - 4/17/01)

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $280.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $280.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Politically Incorrect - Wednesday Morning Group
Dates - September 27, 2001 - September 29, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Interview plus speech
Notes - Spouse Jeri Barr

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $692.18
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $692.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - January 26, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $169.50
Lodging Cost - $2,670.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,839.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Federalist Society
Dates - April 2, 2001 - April 2, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Richmond, VA

Purpose - Speech to the Richmond Law School Federalist Society
Notes -

Travel Cost - $101.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $101.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - April 7, 2001 - April 17, 2001 (11 days)
Location(s) - Doha, Qatar - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Purpose - Congressional fact-finding and speech
Notes - Spouse Jeri Barr, (appears to be part of larger trip 4/7/01 - 4/17/01)

Travel Cost - $18,000.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $18,000.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - North Carolina Bankers Association
Dates - March 27, 2001 - March 27, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - NC

Purpose - Speech
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $784.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $784.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - January 12, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - board meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,173.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,173.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - February 1, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - meeting
Notes - spouse Jeri Barr

Travel Cost - $732.50
Lodging Cost - $1,350.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,282.50

Additional family members - Yes

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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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

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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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    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.