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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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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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Center for the Study of Popular Culture - $35,956.88 spent on 23 trips
3.1% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
96.9% spent on Republican Party

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
July 29, 2000 - July 30, 2000 (2 days)
Abescon, NJ
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $668.80

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
August 31, 2001 - September 3, 2001 (4 days)
Colorado Springs, CO
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $1,859.20

DELAY, THOMAS DALE - Republican Party
November 13, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (3 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Restoration weekend
Total Cost - $3,026.72

FEENEY, TOM - Republican Party
November 13, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (4 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speaker at Restoration weekend
Total Cost - $1,947.20

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
July 28, 2000 - July 30, 2000 (3 days)
Absecon, NJ
Purpose - participate on panel during restoration weekend
Total Cost - $421.88

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
November 13, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (4 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - To speak on panel at Restoration Weekend
Total Cost - $1,831.84

HARRIS, KATHERINE - Republican Party
November 14, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (3 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Restoration weekend
Total Cost - $1,291.56

HAYWORTH, JD - Republican Party
November 15, 2002 - November 17, 2002 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Restoration weekend - MC dinner
Total Cost - $5,859.00

PENCE, MIKE - Republican Party
November 14, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - official; promote government and conservative issues
Total Cost - $1,809.00

ROGAN, JAMES E - Republican Party
July 28, 2000 - July 29, 2000 (2 days)
Absecon, NJ
Purpose - Conference on global environment
Total Cost - $926.00

MCCONNELL, MITCH - Republican Party
November 15, 2002 - November 16, 2002 (2 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Remarks at annual "Restoration Weekend" luncheon on Saturday, November 16 at the Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach, CA
Total Cost - $1,709.00

SESSIONS, JEFFERSON B - Republican Party
November 14, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (3 days)
West Plam Beach, FL
Purpose - Annual issues conference participant
Total Cost - $1,760.00

THOMAS, CRAIG - Republican Party
September 1, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (2 days)
Colorado Springs, CO
Purpose - speak at annual event
Total Cost - $487.50

THOMPSON, FRED - Republican Party
August 31, 2001 - September 3, 2001 (4 days)
Colorado Springs, CO
Purpose - Restoration Weekend and speech
Total Cost - $2,239.65

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
November 14, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (2 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - panelist at restoration weekend 2003 conference
Total Cost - $639.10

MILLER, ZELL BRYAN - Democratic Party
November 14, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (2 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement - received an award
Total Cost - $1,098.60

ROYCE, ED - Republican Party
November 11, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,792.20

QUINN, JACK - Republican Party
November 11, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (4 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Restoration weekend - retreat for policy and legislative review discussion of homeland security border safety "Al Qaeda 6" in Lackawanna, NY - FBI, CIA cooperation
Total Cost - $1,119.61

CULBERSON, JOHN - Republican Party
November 11, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (2 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Speak on panel - homeland security and immigration
Total Cost - $433.40

LOTT, TRENT - Republican Party
November 10, 2004 - November 13, 2004 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Keynote speaker at conference
Total Cost - $1,632.20

SUNUNU, JOHN E - Republican Party
November 11, 2004 - November 13, 2004 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Keynote speaker for Restoration Weekend 2004
Total Cost - $1,177.58

BUNNING, JIM - Republican Party
November 10, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (3 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

HAYWORTH, JD - Republican Party
August 25, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - To deliver a breakfast keynote speech to an audience gathered for a day long conference on the issue of immigration
Total Cost - $2,226.84

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.

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.