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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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Dairy Farmers of America - $25,221.70 spent on 11 trips
51.3% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
48.7% spent on Republican Party

BLUNT, ROY - Republican Party
April 10, 2000 - April 10, 2000 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Speaker at DFA annual meeting. Kansas City, MO - Washington, DC
Total Cost - $881.00

BLUNT, ROY - Republican Party
March 24, 2003 - March 24, 2003 (1 days)
Kansas City, MO
Purpose - Speak to annual meeting
Total Cost - $1,712.69

BOYD, F ALLEN JR - Democratic Party
October 17, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (3 days)
MN - SD
Purpose - Fact finding/agricultural education
Total Cost - $2,337.40

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
March 24, 2003 - March 24, 2003 (1 days)
Kansas City, MO
Purpose - Speak to Dairy Farmers Annual Meeting
Total Cost - $1,712.69

PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK - Democratic Party
October 17, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (3 days)
Pollack, MS
Purpose - informative/agricultural education/CRP update
Total Cost - $6,008.00

THOMPSON, BENNIE G - Democratic Party
October 17, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (3 days)
Pollack, MS
Purpose - information - agriculture - CRP update
Total Cost - $3,881.00

CHAMBLISS, SAXBY - Republican Party
October 17, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (3 days)
Mobridge, SD
Purpose - Remarks at Dairy Farmers of America conservation Reserve Program annual Review Breakfast
Total Cost - $1,415.22

SHERWOOD, DONALD L - Republican Party
October 20, 2004 - October 21, 2004 (2 days)
Portales, NM - Kansas City, MO
Purpose - Tour of DariConcepts MPC Plant and DFA Member Dairy Farms in Portales, New Mexico and DFA Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri
Total Cost - $3,960.00

PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK - Democratic Party
October 15, 2004 - October 16, 2004 (2 days)
MN
Purpose - Informative/agriculture/CRP update
Total Cost - $724.00

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
August 20, 2004 - August 20, 2004 (1 days)
Portales, NM
Purpose - Tour of DFA Milk Protein Concentrate plant, Meeting with dairy farmers and tour of dairy farm
Total Cost - $1,190.00

CHAMBLISS, SAXBY - Republican Party
March 21, 2005 - March 23, 2005 (3 days)
Kansas City, MO
Purpose - Dairy Farmers of America Annual Banquet
Total Cost - $1,399.70

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?

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