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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

Saxby Chambliss


Total cost of 107 office trips: $204,995.71


Trips by Saxby Chambliss
Total cost of congressperson's 27 trips: $72,294.25

Destination: RENO, NV
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING; RECEIVING LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,451.10
source

Destination: MACON, GA/JACKSONVILLE, FL/KINGSLAND, GA/WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Mead Corporation
Purpose: SPEAKING TO ANNUAL GOVT. AFFAIRS/PUBLIC AFFAIRS MEETING
Date: Sep 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,800.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE/CHICAGO BOARD & TRADE
Purpose: SPEAK TO FUTURE'S INDUSTRY ASSN ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,727.20
source

Destination: NAPA, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Georgia Bankers Association
Purpose: SPOKE TO GBA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: May 26, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $3,077.36
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR FRENCH NUCLEAR ENERGY FACILITIES
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $15,769.20
source

Destination: KINGSLAND, GA
Sponsor: MEAD CORP USA/COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES
Purpose: SPEAKING TO PUBLIC AFFAIRS MEETING OF BOTH COMPANIES
Date: Sep 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,440.00
source

Destination: DULUTH, GA
Sponsor: Georgia Electric Membership Corporation
Purpose: SPEAK TO GEORGIA EMC ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Nov 12, 2001
Expense: $508.25
source

Destination: JEKYLL ISLAND, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Nov 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,642.34
source

Destination: FROM AUGUSTA, GA TO D.C.
Sponsor: Southern Co
Purpose: TOUR PLANT VOGTLE
Date: Dec 10, 2001
Expense: $638.00
source

Destination: PONTE VEDRA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Georgia Textile Manufacturers Association Inc
Purpose: SPEAK TO THEIR ANNUAL MEETING
Date: May 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $919.00
source

Destination: ALBANY, GEORGIA
Sponsor: QUAIL UNLIMITED
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT MADDOX CONSERVATION DINNER
Date: Feb 1, 2003
Expense: $330.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: SPEAK AT FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION 28TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FUTURES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE HOSTED BY CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE AND CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Date: Mar 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,165.70
source

Destination: BOCA RATON AND WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: United States Sugar Corporation
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH U.S. SUGAR CORPORATION AND FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE MEMBERS
Date: Mar 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $561.16
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: State Bar of Georgia
Purpose: REMARKS TO GEORGIA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION PRESIDENTIAL INAGURAL DINNER GALA
Date: Jun 14, 2003
Expense: $356.00
source

Destination: ITALY
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO THE ANSALDO-CAMOZZI NUCLEAR AND SPECIAL COMPONENTS FACILITY IN ITALY
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $18,911.81
source

Destination: ATHENS, GA
Sponsor: University of Georgia
Purpose: TERRY COLLEGE GALA AUCTION
Date: Oct 5, 2003
Expense: $199.50
source

Destination: COLUMBUS, GA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Heckler & Koch
Purpose: REMARKS AT HECKLER & KOCH GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
Date: Oct 14, 2003
Expense: $801.00
source

Destination: MOBRIDGE AND POLLOCK, SD
Sponsor: Dairy Farmers of America
Purpose: REMARKS AT DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM ANNUAL REVIEW BREAKFAST
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,415.22
source

Destination: DALTON, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Carpet and Rug Institute
Purpose: REMARKS TO THE CARPET AND RUG INSTITUTE ANNUAL CONFERENCE LUNCHEON
Date: Oct 24, 2003
Expense: $1,111.32
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Arthritis Foundation
Purpose: REMARKS AT ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION, GEORGIA CHAPTER 2003 CRYSTAL BALL
Date: Oct 25, 2003
Expense: $265.00
source

Destination: FRESNO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Federal Bar Association
Purpose: REMARKS TO FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY CHAPTER JUDICIAL APPRECIATION DINNER
Date: Feb 19, 2004
Expense: $386.20
source

Destination: RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Wake County Republican Party
Purpose: REMARKS TO WAKE COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY PRESIDENT'S DAY DINNER
Date: Feb 20, 2004
Expense: $1,387.40
source

Destination: WARNER ROBINS, GA
Sponsor: MUSEUM OF AVIATION
Purpose: REMARKS TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL ROBERT SCOTT HERITAGE SOCIETY BANQUET
Date: May 28, 2004
Expense: $131.00
source

Destination: NAPA VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: Cotton Warehouse Association of America
Purpose: SPEAKING AT COTTON WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jun 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,155.13
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION
Purpose: REMARKS TO NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION 23RD ANNUAL CONVENTION AND SPORT SHOW ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
Date: Feb 19, 2005
Expense: $617.70
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE AND CHICAGO BOARD OF TRAVEL
Purpose: REMARKS AT FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE-WASHINGTON OUTLOOK PANEL
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $3,127.96
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY, MO
Sponsor: Dairy Farmers of America
Purpose: DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA ANNUAL BANQUET
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,399.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Saxby Chambliss

Candice Ashton
Cameron Bruett
Debbie Cannon
Walker Clarkson
John Gillies
Richard Goddard
J Krister Holladay
Vernie Hubert
James Irwin
Joseph Jakub
David Johnson
Josh Jordan
Rob Leebern
R D Leeborn
Rob Leeborn
Camila Mclean
Steven Meeks
Stephen Norton
Jason Onimet
Elizabeth Philpot
Monty Philpot
Martha Poindexter
Heather Reilly
Alex Shively
Eric Steiner
Lindsay Taylor
Gregory 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.