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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.

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Back to The Data

Office of

Sanford Bishop


Total cost of 24 office trips: $50,186.09


Trips by Sanford Bishop
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $19,562.05

Destination: BRIEFINGS 2ND TOURS W/ NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, BELL ATLANTIC, UNITED NATIONS.
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, BELL ATLANTIC, HUMPHY DUMPHY INSTITUTE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 15, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,067.09
source

Destination: FACT FINDING TOUR
Sponsor: AT&T, MICROSOFT, AMERICAN AIRLINES
Purpose: ATTEND TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATIONS AND TOUR COMPANY FACILITIES
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $9,205.00
source

Destination: BRIEFINGS WITH FARMERS
Sponsor: Southern Peanut Farmers' Federation
Purpose: ATTEND PEANUT FARMERS CONFERENCES TO DISCUSS FARM BILL & AG ISSUES
Date: Jul 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,285.00
source

Destination: SPEAK, ATTEND BRIEFINGS (D.C. TO DESTIN, FL. TO ATLANTA)
Sponsor: Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,494.50
source

Destination: CHARLESTON
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: JOINT LISTENING SESSIONS OF CBC HEALTH-ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE BRAIN TRUSTS
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,374.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF CONCERN TO THE MUTUAL CAUCUS-TRI CAUCUS
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,851.46
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Morehouse College
Purpose: SERVED AS AN HONOREE AT THE MOREHOUSE COLLEGE FOUNDER'S DAY CELEBRATION. "CANDLE IN THE DARK GALA"
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $285.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sanford Bishop

Roxanne Burnham
Monty Carlton
Thomas Daniels
Beverly Gilyard
Daisy Hannah
Roger Manno
John Martin
Eric Mitchell
Lynden Peter



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

    Learning to love tests

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  • 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

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