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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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CSX Inc - $55,969.52 spent on 30 trips
46.6% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
53.4% spent on Republican Party

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
September 2, 2000 - September 5, 2000 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Participate in Congressional Panel
Total Cost - $2,432.74

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
May 26, 2001 - May 29, 2001 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Participated in congressional panel - CSX Challenge, business and congressional panel annual meeting.
Total Cost - $3,158.95

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
May 25, 2002 - May 28, 2002 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - remarks, congressional panel for the CSX challenge (annual meeting)
Total Cost - $3,294.40

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
May 23, 2003 - May 26, 2003 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Remarks on Congressional panel for CSX board members at CSX Corporation Board meeting
Total Cost - $1,689.80

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
May 28, 2004 - May 31, 2004 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose -
Total Cost - $1,615.70

RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
September 2, 2000 - September 4, 2000 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speak at conference
Total Cost - $1,066.36

RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
May 25, 2002 - May 27, 2002 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - participate in panel discussion
Total Cost - $405.80

RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
May 27, 2001 - May 28, 2001 (2 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - participate in CSX business challenge
Total Cost - $617.60

RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
May 29, 2004 - May 31, 2004 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - participate in CSX Challenge Panel Discussion
Total Cost - $1,040.30

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
September 2, 2000 - September 4, 2000 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To participate in a panel on The Fall Legislative Agenda
Total Cost - $912.66

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
May 26, 2001 - May 27, 2001 (2 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - CSX business panel - congressional retreat
Total Cost - $323.65

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
May 25, 2002 - May 28, 2002 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,615.00

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
May 23, 2003 - May 26, 2003 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To address the CSX Challenge Conference
Total Cost - $2,284.37

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
May 29, 2004 - May 31, 2004 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To address the CSX Challenge Conference
Total Cost - $2,645.58

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
September 2, 2000 - September 5, 2000 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To participate in Congressional Panel Discussion titled, "Fall Legislative Agenda and how it affects the November elections."
Total Cost - $1,244.44

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
May 26, 2001 - May 29, 2001 (4 days)
Lewisburg, WV
Purpose - participated as a member of congressional panel for a discussion of critical public policy issues
Total Cost - $2,523.09

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
May 25, 2002 - May 28, 2002 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Panel Discussion
Total Cost - $1,077.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
May 23, 2003 - May 26, 2003 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - gave speech to panel "what are the legislative priorities for the balance of the year and the likelihood of accomplishing these priorities"
Total Cost - $2,284.37

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
May 29, 2004 - June 1, 2004 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - to participate in panel discussion regarding the priorities of the 108th Congress
Total Cost - $3,625.36

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

LOTT, TRENT - Republican Party
September 2, 2000 - September 4, 2000 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - to address CSX's annual meeting
Total Cost - $2,660.44

LOTT, TRENT - Republican Party
May 27, 2001 - May 28, 2001 (2 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To address CSX's annual meeting
Total Cost - $2,647.00

NICKLES, DONALD LEE - Republican Party
May 24, 2003 - May 26, 2003 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $723.54

NICKLES, DONALD LEE - Republican Party
May 29, 2004 - June 1, 2004 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Legislative conference
Total Cost - $3,010.47

ALLEN, GEORGE - Republican Party
May 25, 2002 - May 28, 2002 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speaking engagement as part of
Total Cost - $1,247.00

NELSON, BILL - Democratic Party
May 28, 2004 - May 31, 2004 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Congressional panel participant
Total Cost - $3,072.47

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
May 27, 2005 - May 31, 2005 (5 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Seminar with congressional leaders, covering a wide range of legislative issues, including tax reform, transportation and energy policy
Total Cost - $1,869.22

RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
May 27, 2005 - May 30, 2005 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speech - CSX Business Challenge Session
Total Cost - $1,342.94

DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR - Republican Party
May 28, 2005 - May 30, 2005 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Participation in panel discussions
Total Cost - $2,080.57

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
May 27, 2005 - May 30, 2005 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To participate in congressional panel discussions on the rail industry and proposed legislative activity
Total Cost - $2,484.70

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.