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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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Business Government Relations Council - $24,018.90 spent on 10 trips
88.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
12.0% spent on Republican Party

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
October 18, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (2 days)
Lewisburg, WV
Purpose - Speaker at Business Government Relations Council's annual meeting
Total Cost - $3,485.22

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
October 18, 2002 - October 20, 2002 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speech at the Business Government Relations Council Meeting
Total Cost - $3,339.16

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
October 17, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To speak at the Business Government Relations Council Annual Conference/Meeting
Total Cost - $3,440.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
October 17, 2002 - October 20, 2002 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speak at the BGRC annual meeting
Total Cost - $2,035.00

COCHRAN, THAD - Republican Party
October 19, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Co-sponsor(s): CSX Corporation, BP
Purpose - To address Business-Government Relations Council annual meeting
Total Cost - $974.00

WARNER, JOHN WILLIAM - Republican Party
October 19, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To participate and be keynote speaker for the Annual business Government Relations Council meeting
Total Cost - $1,900.00

CARPER, THOMAS R - Democratic Party
October 17, 2003 - October 18, 2003 (2 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - spoke on panel regarding class action reform, with a number of members of congress
Total Cost - $1,486.60

SCOTT, DAVID ALBERT - Democratic Party
October 15, 2004 - October 17, 2004 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Guest Speaker at the GoBusiness-Government Relations Council 2004 Annual Meeting
Total Cost - $3,317.92

CARPER, THOMAS R - Democratic Party
October 15, 2004 - October 17, 2004 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Annual Meeting, Senator Carper addressed attendees regarding issues facing Congress,
Total Cost - $2,141.10

LANDRIEU, MARY L - Democratic Party
October 15, 2004 - October 17, 2004 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speaker at Annual Meeting
Total Cost - $1,899.90

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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    Paul Tough on How Children Succeed

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  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and Vocational Ed

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    Reinventing College for a New Kind of Student

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