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science-smart

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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Texas Farm Bureau - $10,845.50 spent on 10 trips
17.4% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
82.6% spent on Republican Party

BERRY, MARION - Democratic Party
January 10, 2000 - January 11, 2000 (2 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - Speak at annual conference
Total Cost - $238.24

BOYD, F ALLEN JR - Democratic Party
January 8, 2001 - January 8, 2001 (1 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Speech on FQPA
Total Cost - $220.75

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
January 10, 2000 - January 10, 2000 (1 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - conference on farm policy issues
Total Cost - $870.00

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
October 7, 2003 - October 8, 2003 (2 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding mission to Cuba on behalf of the Indiana Farm Bureau
Total Cost - $555.00

MCCONNELL, MITCH - Republican Party
January 6, 2002 - January 7, 2002 (2 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - annual convention, to be presented with AFBF Distinguished Service Award on 1/6, and to attend Kentucky Farm Bureau breakfast 1/7
Total Cost - $2,190.51

THOMAS, CRAIG - Republican Party
January 10, 2000 - January 10, 2000 (1 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - speak at American Farm Bureau water quality conference
Total Cost - $1,436.00

BOND, CHRISTOPHER S - Republican Party
January 11, 2004 - January 12, 2004 (2 days)
Honolulu, HI
Purpose - Received Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award given at the Farm Bureau Convention.
Total Cost - $1,550.00

LINDER, JOHN - Republican Party
December 4, 2003 - December 5, 2003 (2 days)
Traverse City, MI
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $853.00

LINDER, JOHN - Republican Party
December 3, 2003 - December 4, 2003 (2 days)
Des Moines, IA
Purpose - Speaking engagement..
Total Cost - $909.00

LINDER, JOHN - Republican Party
June 28, 2003 - June 30, 2003 (3 days)
San Antonio, TX
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $2,023.00

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

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.