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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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Office of

Larry Craig


Total cost of 154 office trips: $188,340.53


Trips by Larry Craig
Total cost of congressperson's 25 trips: $47,022.22

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: ADDRESS AIPAC BOARD MEETING REGARDING AMERICAN ISRAEL ISSUES
Date: Jan 23, 2000
Expense: $1,213.50
source

Destination: WOODS HOLE, MA
Sponsor: Alliance for the Advancement of Climate Science
Purpose: VISIT WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE FOR BRIEFINGS ON CLIMATE SCIENCE
Date: Mar 3, 2000
Expense: $706.75
source

Destination: STUART ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Sponsor: Washington Group International Inc
Purpose: MEETINGS AND BRIEFINGS WITH COMPANY OFFICIALS ON RESOURCE ISSUES
Date: Aug 25, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $4,760.38
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: NATIONAL MILK PRODUCER FEDERATION
Purpose: MEET WITH NMPF BOARD AND ADDRESS ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Oct 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,136.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE AGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEETING
Date: May 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,779.98
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: BOARD MEMBERS ANNUAL MEETING PAYMENT MADE FOR BOARD MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL RIFFLE ASSOCIATION
Date: May 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,536.50
source

Destination: HAYDEN TO SUN VALLEY
Sponsor: Hayden Air Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION REGARDING IDAHO BUSINESS ISSUES
Date: Aug 21, 2001
Expense: $203.13
source

Destination: IDAHO TO SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sponsor: Huntsman Foundation
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT & GRAND BREAKING EVENT
Date: Aug 25, 2001
Expense: $375.00
source

Destination: OROFINO TO COUER D'ALENE
Sponsor: Wilson Construction LLC
Purpose: TO MEET WITH VETERANS AT THE KOOTENAI COUNTY CARTHOUSE
Date: Aug 29, 2001
Expense: $300.00
source

Destination: COEUR D'ALINE, ID
Sponsor: Great West Gymfest
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE OPENING CEREMONY FOR THE GREAT WEST GYM FEST
Date: Mar 2, 2002
Expense: $167.63
source

Destination: BOISE, ID TO COUER D'ALENE, ID
Sponsor: RILEY CREEK LUMBER COMPANY
Purpose: SPEAKING TO 150 OF THEIR MEMBERS
Date: Apr 2, 2002
Expense: $97.00
source

Destination: RENO, NV
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NRA'S ANNUAL BOARD MEETING
Date: Apr 27, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,636.26
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NRA'S ANNUAL BOARD MEETING
Date: Apr 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,266.66
source

Destination: SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Western Academic Alliance Symposium
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THEIR CONVENTION
Date: Jun 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,949.80
source

Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL BOARD MEETING
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,127.36
source

Destination: STUART ISLAND, CANADA
Sponsor: Washington Group International Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ENERGY SYMPOSIUM
Date: Jul 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,560.25
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sponsor: Center for the New West
Purpose: CENTER FOR THE NEW WEST ENERGY CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $347.93
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Western Business Roundtable
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE WESTERN BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE AT THEIR SUMMIT
Date: Jan 5, 2005
Expense: $688.20
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT TO EEI CEO CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2005
Expense: $181.40
source

Destination: CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: American Seniors Housing Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE AMERICAN SENIORS HOUSING ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $606.84
source

Destination: FRESNO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: MANUEL CUNHA
Purpose: MEETING WITH SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY GROWERS-AGJOBS MEETING
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,605.00
source

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: KEYSTONE ENERGY BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $770.06
source

Destination: INDIA (NEW DELHI & AGRA)
Sponsor: Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Purpose: ADOPTION SITE VISITS & MEETINGS WITH INDIAN MINISTERS
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $15,945.47
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Center for the New West
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE CENTER FOR THE NEW WEST ROUNDTABLE
Date: Apr 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $388.73
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: NRA BOARD MEETINGS
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,672.39
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Larry Craig

Sarah Berk
Leann Bifford
Jason Bohrer
Jan Brackett
Michael Cannon
Calli Daly
Nigel De Caster
Georgia Dixon
Lauren Fuller
William Hart
Megan Healey
Brandon Heiner
Nathan Helm
James Jatras
Nils Johnson
Travis Jones
Lisa Kidder
Marc Kilmer
Toni Lawson
Brooke Loesby
John Martin
Michael Mathews
Gordon Matlock
Zola Mcmurray
Patrick Meuleman
Megan Mooney
Judith Myers
Scott Nystrom
George O'connor
Lincoln Oliphant
Lori Otto
Chelsey Penrod
John Peschke
Judy Prinkey
Brian Reardon



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.

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.