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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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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National Rifle Association - $42,502.01 spent on 23 trips
5.8% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
94.2% spent on Republican Party

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
January 15, 2000 - January 18, 2000 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Bd. Mtg./Speech
Total Cost - $959.51

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
September 24, 2000 - September 24, 2000 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $615.00

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
February 3, 2001 - February 4, 2001 (2 days)
Arlington, VA
Purpose - Board meeting
Total Cost - $542.10

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
May 18, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (4 days)
Kansas City, MO
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $8,676.63

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
September 30, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (1 days)
Long Island, NY
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $2,100.82

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
November 18, 2001 - November 18, 2001 (1 days)
Hampton, GA
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $250.00

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
January 26, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Meeting
Total Cost - $2,839.50

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
January 12, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - board meeting
Total Cost - $1,173.00

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
February 1, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - meeting
Total Cost - $2,282.50

CUBIN, BARBARA L - Republican Party
May 20, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (3 days)
Charlotte, NC
Purpose - Annual convention, Board of Directors meeting
Total Cost - $1,115.23

CUBIN, BARBARA L - Republican Party
January 26, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - NRA event
Total Cost - $4,450.49

CUBIN, BARBARA L - Republican Party
July 25, 2003 - July 28, 2003 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - NRA annual board meeting
Total Cost - $2,045.69

FROST, MARTIN - Democratic Party
April 22, 2003 - April 22, 2003 (1 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,000.00

HILLEARY, VAN - Republican Party
March 24, 2002 - March 24, 2002 (1 days)
Bristol, VA
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $250.00

YOUNG, DON E - Republican Party
June 26, 2000 - June 27, 2000 (2 days)
Greensboro, NC
Purpose - speak to outdoor writers assoc. of amer
Total Cost - $1,420.00

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
May 19, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (3 days)
Kansas City, MO
Purpose - Board members annual meeting
Total Cost - $1,536.50

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
April 27, 2002 - April 29, 2002 (3 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - To participate in the NRA's annual event
Total Cost - $1,636.26

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
April 26, 2003 - April 28, 2003 (3 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - To participate in the NRA's Annual Board Meeting
Total Cost - $3,266.66

GRASSLEY, CHARLES E - Republican Party
April 23, 2003 - April 26, 2003 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - attend NRA convention
Total Cost - $1,923.50

MILLER, ZELL BRYAN - Democratic Party
April 26, 2002 - April 28, 2002 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $1,468.00

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
April 15, 2005 - April 17, 2005 (3 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - NRA Board Meeting
Total Cost - $1,672.39

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
April 16, 2004 - April 19, 2004 (4 days)
Pittsburgh, PA
Purpose - Annual Board Meeting
Total Cost -

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
September 30, 2005 - October 4, 2005 (5 days)
Anchorage, AK
Purpose - NRA board meeting
Total Cost - $1,278.23

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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.

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.