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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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American Shipbuilding Association - $30,815.20 spent on 19 trips
46.6% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
53.4% spent on Republican Party

ALLEN, THOMAS H - Democratic Party
December 1, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (3 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - To discuss the shipbuilding industry and its future
Total Cost - $1,527.12

DAVIS, JO ANN S - Republican Party
December 1, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (2 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Navy shipbuilding workshop
Total Cost - $715.60

FORBES, J RANDY - Republican Party
November 30, 2003 - December 4, 2003 (5 days)
Fort Myers, FL - Naples, FL
Purpose - American Shipbuilding Association's Congressional/Industry workshop for members of Congress and leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share areas of concern, and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild sea services and the shipbuilding industry.
Total Cost - $2,102.65

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
December 1, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Participant in the American Shipbuilding Association's congressional/industry workshop
Total Cost - $1,777.03

ISTOOK, ERNEST J JR - Republican Party
December 1, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Opportunity for members of Congress and leaders of the shipbuilding industry, to share areas of concern and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild our sea services and the shipbuilding industry
Total Cost - $1,611.00

SIMMONS, ROB - Republican Party
December 1, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - discussion of policy and issues pertaining to shipbuilding industry
Total Cost - $1,562.82

TAYLOR, GENE - Democratic Party
December 1, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - American Shipbuilding Association Congressional Workshop - policy discussions with shipbuilding representatives and other members of Congress
Total Cost - $1,309.22

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
December 2, 2002 - December 3, 2002 (2 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Participate in a congressional/industry workshop with leaders of the shipbuilding industry
Total Cost - $1,410.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
December 1, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - To discuss policy and legislation regarding the shipbuilding industry
Total Cost - $2,355.00

LOTT, TRENT - Republican Party
December 1, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Congressional/Industry workshop
Total Cost - $1,850.00

SIMMONS, ROB - Republican Party
November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Forum for members and industry to share areas of concern and to discuss policy to rebuild sea services and the shipbuilding industry.
Total Cost - $1,310.09

TAYLOR, GENE - Democratic Party
November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Workshop for Members of Congress and leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share areas of concern, and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild our sea services and the shipbuilding industry.
Total Cost - $1,348.82

WICKER, ROGER F - Republican Party
November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - To provide a forum for Members of Congress and leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share areas of concern, and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild our sea services and the shipbuilding industry.
Total Cost - $2,828.71

FORBES, J RANDY - Republican Party
November 30, 2004 - December 6, 2004 (7 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - American Shipbuilding Assn's Congressional Workshop to provide a forum for Members of Congress & leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share ideas of concern and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild our sea services & the shipbuilding industry
Total Cost - $1,724.27

ALLEN, THOMAS H - Democratic Party
November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - To provide a forum for Members of Congress and leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share areas of concern, and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild sea service and the shipbuilding industry
Total Cost - $1,469.37

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Congressional Workshop
Total Cost - $1,441.14

DAVIS, JO ANN S - Republican Party
November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Education - Naval Shipbuilding Association
Total Cost - $907.97

HOBSON, DAVID LEE - Republican Party
November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - Congressional / Industry workshop
Total Cost - $1,851.84

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - To provide a forum for Members of Congress and leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share areas of concern, and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild our sea services and the shipbuilding industry
Total Cost - $1,712.55

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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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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