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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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Republican Main Street Partnership - $36,218.84 spent on 21 trips
0.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
100.0% spent on Republican Party

BASS, CHARLES F - Republican Party
April 24, 2000 - April 26, 2000 (3 days)
CA
Purpose - To gather high-tech information
Total Cost - $1,187.20

BASS, CHARLES F - Republican Party
June 7, 2002 - June 10, 2002 (4 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - meetings and fact finding
Total Cost - $1,924.00

BIGGERT, JUDY - Republican Party
April 24, 2000 - April 26, 2000 (3 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Fundraising for the GOP Main Street Partnership
Total Cost - $1,890.00

CASTLE, MICHAEL N - Republican Party
April 24, 2000 - April 26, 2000 (3 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Fundraising for Republican
Total Cost - $1,186.00

CASTLE, MICHAEL N - Republican Party
April 16, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (4 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Informational
Total Cost - $2,304.49

CASTLE, MICHAEL N - Republican Party
June 7, 2002 - June 10, 2002 (4 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - policy discussion
Total Cost - $1,956.32

EHLERS, VERNON J - Republican Party
April 15, 2001 - April 18, 2001 (4 days)
CA
Purpose - Meeting with technology companies.
Total Cost - $789.92

GILLMOR, PAUL E - Republican Party
April 23, 2001 - April 26, 2001 (4 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Visit high-tech companies and facilities.
Total Cost - $1,937.40

HOUGHTON, AMORY JR - Republican Party
April 24, 2000 - April 28, 2000 (5 days)
Elmira, NY
Purpose - meet w/ corporate officials to discuss legislative issues of mutual interest
Total Cost - $1,803.44

HOUGHTON, AMORY JR - Republican Party
April 16, 2001 - April 18, 2001 (3 days)
San Francisco, CA - Silicon Valley, CA - Napa Valley, CA
Purpose - Meet with corporate officials to discuss legislative issues of mutual interest.
Total Cost - $928.40

HOUGHTON, AMORY JR - Republican Party
June 7, 2002 - June 10, 2002 (4 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - panel discussions, meetings with corporate officials to discuss legislation of mutual interest.
Total Cost - $1,635.66

HOUGHTON, AMORY JR - Republican Party
June 20, 2003 - June 23, 2003 (4 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Conference to share ideas
Total Cost - $2,975.00

KELLY, SUE W - Republican Party
April 16, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (4 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - To visit firms in the high-tech corridor
Total Cost - $2,299.06

OSE, DOUG - Republican Party
June 7, 2002 - June 10, 2002 (4 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - policy
Total Cost - $2,189.00

SHAW, CLAY - Republican Party
June 21, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - conference to share ideas
Total Cost - $1,709.00

SHAYS, CHRISTOPHER - Republican Party
April 23, 2000 - April 26, 2000 (4 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Learn about the Silicon Valley high-tech industry
Total Cost - $1,419.50

WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Republican Party
June 8, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - participate in a panel discussion
Total Cost - $514.49

SNOWE, OLYMPIA J - Republican Party
June 18, 2001 - June 18, 2001 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - to speak at their luncheon held in NYC
Total Cost - $631.00

SNOWE, OLYMPIA J - Republican Party
January 17, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (4 days)
San Francisco, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - to attend their annual meeting
Total Cost - $4,546.96

SNOWE, OLYMPIA J - Republican Party
June 20, 2003 - June 23, 2003 (4 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - RMSP New York City Policy Retreat Weekend
Total Cost - $2,392.00

SIMMONS, ROB - Republican Party
March 16, 2004 - March 20, 2004 (5 days)
Bermuda
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

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.