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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.

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SANCHEZ, LINDA, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $54,623.90

Average cost per trip - $3,901.71
Total number of days spent traveling - 62 days
Rank of representative - 114 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Hispanic Women's Network of Texas Dallas Chapter
Dates - July 13, 2003 - July 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - keynote breakfast speaker
Notes - other-taxi transportation

Travel Cost - $1,853.00
Lodging Cost - $120.00
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost - $116.00
Total Cost - $2,114.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY - Israel - Chicago, IL

Purpose - education mission
Notes - other-security

Travel Cost - $3,911.00
Lodging Cost - $1,112.10
Meal Cost - $377.25
Other Cost - $408.70
Total Cost - $5,809.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sony Music
Dates - October 4, 2003 - October 6, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mexico City, Mexico - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - congressional tri-caucus retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $843.26
Lodging Cost - $549.70
Meal Cost - $191.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,583.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Planned Parenthood
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 28, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,223.00
Lodging Cost - $320.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,543.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Council of La Raza
Dates - June 26, 2004 - June 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $559.70
Lodging Cost - $151.30
Meal Cost - $26.04
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $737.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Rancho Mirage, CA

Purpose - California Delegation Retreat 2003
Notes - with spouse Mark Valentine - other for "group activities"

Travel Cost - $88.86
Lodging Cost - $399.96
Meal Cost - $716.86
Other Cost - $40.74
Total Cost - $1,246.42

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 2, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - Delhi, India - Agra, India - Hyderabad, India - Mumbai, India

Purpose - congressional delegation to India - fact finding trip
Notes - with spouse Mark Valentine - lodging covers meals

Travel Cost - $17,338.94
Lodging Cost - $1,461.36
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $18,800.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - William C. Velasquez Institute
Dates - April 9, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - education
Notes - with spouse Mark - other for fee for educational license

Travel Cost - $3,500.00
Lodging Cost - $3,000.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $7,500.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Intl Brotherhood of Teamsters
Dates - November 29, 2004 - December 1, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Salvador, El Salvador

Purpose - To monitor the status of the Soto murder investigation
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - Atlanta, GA - San Salvador, El Salvador - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $768.60
Lodging Cost - $260.60
Meal Cost - $30.82
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,060.02

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin American Studies Univ of California at Berkeley
Dates - February 25, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Morelia, Mexico

Purpose - Participation in the third annual United States - Mexico Futures Forum
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - Houston, TX - Morelia, Mexico - Houston, TX - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $835.85
Lodging Cost - $662.80
Meal Cost - $134.69
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,633.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Texas Women Lawyers
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 20, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Keynote speaker for annual conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Houston, TX - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $617.10
Lodging Cost - $468.84
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,185.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Communications Consortium Media Center
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 19, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Singapore - Sri Lanka

Purpose - Survey Singapore's international disaster-relief efforts to tsunami-hit countries, port security, and survey tsunami devastation and relief efforts in Sri Lanka
Notes - New York, NY - Newark, NJ - Singapore - Sri Lanka - Singapore - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $6,851.60
Lodging Cost - $843.16
Meal Cost - $277.23
Other Cost - $706.07
Total Cost - $8,678.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Legacy Foundation, Coalition to Promote Minority Health, SEIU, Aetna, AHIP, United, Wellpoint, BCBS
Dates - July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Minority Health Summit
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $782.34
Lodging Cost - $459.30
Meal Cost - $265.74
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,507.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance for Justice
Dates - August 6, 2005 - August 8, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Participant in an American Bar Association Convention panel
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - Chicago, IL - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $925.39
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,225.39

Additional family members - No

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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.19.14

    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.
  • 08.12.14

    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.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.