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Recording Industry Association of America - $24,763.45 spent on 11 trips
32.2% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
67.8% spent on Republican Party

CLEMENT, BOB - Democratic Party
April 26, 2001 - April 26, 2001 (1 days)
Nashville, TN
Purpose - Informational trip
Total Cost - $1,750.00

COBLE, JOHN HOWARD - Republican Party
April 27, 2001 - April 28, 2001 (2 days)
Nashville, TN
Purpose - Attend briefing on issues affecting the music industry
Total Cost - $1,058.50

FOLEY, MARK - Republican Party
March 15, 2001 - March 16, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Briefings and tours with Sony, Warner and Universal record labels.
Total Cost - $350.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
March 19, 2001 - March 20, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $615.00

RADANOVICH, GEORGE - Republican Party
March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - educational visit and briefing
Total Cost - $1,032.13

SCARBOROUGH, CHARLES JOSEPH - Republican Party
March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Sony Music
Purpose - study intellectual property issues, online music technology, etc.
Total Cost - $1,118.26

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
January 10, 2003 - January 17, 2003 (8 days)
Taipei, Taiwan - Bangkok, Thailand
Purpose - judiciary committee fact-finding trip
Total Cost - $11,685.09

UPTON, FREDERICK STEPHEN - Republican Party
March 16, 2001 - March 16, 2001 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Briefings/workshops in reference to the recording industry.
Total Cost - $438.75

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
July 3, 2002 - July 7, 2002 (5 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - victory celebration and award presentation by the National Black Environmental Justice Network
Total Cost - $3,214.00

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
February 6, 2004 - February 9, 2004 (4 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Co-sponsor(s): National Assn of Recording Artists
Purpose - intellectual property and copyright issues in the recording industries
Total Cost - $2,383.46

WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Republican Party
March 15, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (3 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - gain an overview of copyright issues
Total Cost - $1,118.26

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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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

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  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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