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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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Wine Institute - $27,152.04 spent on 5 trips
42.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
58.0% spent on Republican Party

MOORE, DENNIS - Democratic Party
October 17, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (4 days)
Napa Valley, CA
Purpose - Educational tour of Napa Valley
Total Cost - $5,609.14

RADANOVICH, GEORGE - Republican Party
October 17, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (4 days)
Napa Valley, CA
Purpose - educational update of California Wine Industry
Total Cost - $6,901.54

STEARNS, CLIFFORD B - Republican Party
October 17, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (4 days)
Napa Valley, CA
Purpose - To investigate regulatory issues pertaining to the wine industry, including shipment, international trade, the Market Access Program, and the Endangered Species Act.
Total Cost - $7,000.54

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
October 17, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (4 days)
Napa, CA
Purpose - Congressional Wine Caucus Educational tour of the Napa Valley
Total Cost - $5,791.90

COCHRAN, THAD - Republican Party
July 9, 2005 - July 11, 2005 (3 days)
Sonoma, CA
Purpose - To conduct a fact-finding program on issues of importance to the wine industry
Total Cost - $1,848.92

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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    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.