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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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Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation - $42,336.42 spent on 21 trips
67.6% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
32.4% spent on Republican Party

BOSWELL, LEONARD L - Democratic Party
March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Osceola, IA
Purpose - Roundtable discussion on the 2002 Farm Bill and pheasant hunt
Total Cost - $525.23

BOYD, F ALLEN JR - Democratic Party
March 8, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (3 days)
GA
Purpose - informative
Total Cost - $2,389.00

DINGELL, JOHN D - Democratic Party
March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
West Afton, IA
Purpose - Town hall meeting
Total Cost - $700.76

FLETCHER, ERNIE - Republican Party
March 16, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (3 days)
Osceola, IA
Purpose - Roundtable discussion of Farm Bill and event for Foundation
Total Cost - $591.23

HAYES, ROBERT C (ROBIN) - Republican Party
March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Osceola, IA
Purpose - Pheasant hunt. Fundraising for CSF.
Total Cost - $591.23

HAYES, ROBERT C (ROBIN) - Republican Party
March 21, 2004 - March 23, 2004 (3 days)
Hawk's Kay, FL
Purpose - as a co-chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen's caucus, my presence was required at their annual meeting
Total Cost - $1,992.44

JOHN, CHRIS - Democratic Party
March 8, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (3 days)
GA
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $2,723.50

JOHN, CHRIS - Democratic Party
March 23, 2003 - March 25, 2003 (3 days)
Cabin Bluff, GA
Purpose - Address Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Summit
Total Cost - $2,857.00

PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK - Democratic Party
March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Osceola, IA
Purpose - Roundtable discussion
Total Cost - $892.01

SHAW, CLAY - Republican Party
March 20, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (2 days)
Duck Key, FL
Purpose - to bring leaders from outdoor industry and conservation organizations together to discuss issues facing America's sporting traditions
Total Cost -

TANNER, JOHN S - Democratic Party
March 23, 2003 - March 26, 2003 (4 days)
Jacksonville, FL
Purpose - Conference on Conservation Issues..
Total Cost - $2,458.00

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
April 14, 2000 - April 15, 2000 (2 days)
San Antonio, TX
Purpose - provide legislative perspective on hunting and other sportsmen-related issues
Total Cost - $1,715.00

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
July 27, 2001 - July 29, 2001 (3 days)
Groton, CT
Purpose - to meet with leaders from the outdoor industry and conservation organizations to discuss the challenge facing American's sporting traditions
Total Cost - $2,427.00

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
April 27, 2001 - April 27, 2001 (1 days)
Napa Valley, CA
Purpose - To host and participate in a day of sporting clays wine tasting, dinner and auction to benefit the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation.
Total Cost - $2,859.00

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Osceola, IA
Purpose - to participate in a meeting with the Iowa wine industry representative, visit conservation project and hold meetings with resource organization representatives.
Total Cost - $591.23

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
March 14, 2002 - March 15, 2002 (2 days)
San Antonio, TX
Purpose - speak to hunting industry on the importance of the Sportsmen's Caucus
Total Cost - $1,117.30

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
March 24, 2002 - March 26, 2002 (3 days)
Osceola, IA
Purpose - roundtable discussion of sportsmen's issues
Total Cost - $1,741.00

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
August 8, 2003 - August 11, 2003 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Summit discussing legislative issues of importance to the hunting and fishing community
Total Cost - $2,793.11

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
March 21, 2004 - March 23, 2004 (3 days)
Duck Key, FL
Purpose - attend Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation annual meeting
Total Cost - $2,833.64

YOUNG, DON E - Republican Party
April 27, 2001 - April 30, 2001 (4 days)
Napa Valley, CA
Purpose - attend meeting and seminar with California Wildlife Conservation organizations
Total Cost - $6,166.94

PUTNAM, ADAM H - Republican Party
April 16, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (3 days)
Ridgedale, MO
Purpose - Attend the Annual Meeting of the Foundation; report on activities of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Total Cost - $4,371.80

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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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