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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

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

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  • 08.19.14

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Back to The Data

Office of

Corrine Brown


Total cost of 29 office trips: $74,284.42


Trips by Corrine Brown
Total cost of congressperson's 21 trips: $65,128.00

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: DISCUSS AVIATION SAFETY ISSUES
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,242.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKER AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $5,014.02
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
Sponsor: MILES LAW SCHOOL
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE ANNUAL LAW DAY BANQUET
Date: May 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $447.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: N.Y. STOCK EXCHANGE, BELL ATLANTIC, AND HUMPTY DUMPTY INSTITUTE
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF THE NEW YORK EXCHANGE
Date: Jun 15, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,991.24
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE WHICH WILL PROVIDE OVERVIEW OF THE CONDITION OF RAILROADS & EXAMINE CURREN TRANSPORTATION AND POLICY ISSUES
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,817.00
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: AMERICAN AIRLINES/AT&T/MICROSOFT
Purpose: ATTEND TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION AND TOUR COMPANY FACILITIES
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $9,734.00
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FOCUS ON HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN BE UTILIZED TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT AND TO EMPOWER CONSTITUEN
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,994.10
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, S.C.
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS ISSUES RELATING TO TRADE WITH THE CARIBBEAN AND AFRICA
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,391.30
source

Destination: REAGAN NATIONAL-MIAMI
Sponsor: Conference of Minority Transportation Officials
Purpose: ADDRESS CONFERENCES AT THE MEETING AND TRAINING CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,201.19
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: American Petroleum Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING ENERGY SUMMIT
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $7,146.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Inc
Purpose: OVERVIEW TOUR (MEETINGS, DEMONSTRATIONS)
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: MIAMI - FREEPORT
Sponsor: Jacksonville Airport Authority
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A TRADE MISSION TO DEVELOP BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,383.66
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-AMSTERDAM-LONDON-MIAMI-JACKSONVILLE
Sponsor: Jacksonville Airport Authority
Purpose: TOUR THE AIRPORT BAGGAGE HOLD SECURITY SYSTEM
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,203.18
source

Destination: ALEXANDRIA, VA TO LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: TO DISCUSS COMMON INTERESTS BETWEEN THE MEMBERS OF THE CBC, CHC & CAC
Date: Apr 19, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,196.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - PITTSBURG - CLEVELAND
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: ESTABLISH PRIORITIES FOR A PROACTIVE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA TO EXPAND AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOME OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Date: Jun 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,747.50
source

Destination: ORLANDO-FT. LAUDERDALE-JACKSONVILLE
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKER AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE EXAMINING THE CURRENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY ISSUES BY RAILROAD INDUSTRY OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,989.71
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE-DALLAS-LOS ANGELES-MONTEREY
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAK AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE ISSUES BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $7,731.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-MIAMI-NASSAU
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE W/ CORPORATE EXECUTIVES, MINISTERS, GOVERNMENT, ETC. TO EXPLORE BUSINESS AND TRADE OPPORTUNITIES BETWEEN THE U.S AND COUNTRIES IN THE CARIBBEAN REGION
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Destination: GAINESVILLE, CHARLOTTE, SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKER AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO PROVIDE OVERVIEW OF THE CONDITION OF RAILROADS AND TO EXAMINE CURRENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY ISSUES
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $5,429.80
source

Destination: NEW YORK-WEST PALM BEACH-FT. LAUDERDALE-JACKSON
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE EXAMINING THE CURRENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY ISSUES BY RAILROAD INDUSTRY OFFICIALS
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,917.40
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE CONFERENCE TO PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW OF THE CONDITION OF THE RAILROADS AND TO EXAMINE CURRENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY ISSUES
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,601.40
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Corrine Brown

Gretchen Hitchner
Roshan Hodge
Nicholas Martinelli
Yvonne Reed
Monica Sheffield
Elias Simmons
David Simon
Adrian Wright



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

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 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.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.