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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

William Jefferson


Total cost of 61 office trips: $292,061.24


Trips by William Jefferson
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $107,711.73

Destination: NIGERIA - EQUATORIAL GUINEA - SAO TOME & PRINCIPE
Sponsor: Shaw Group
Purpose: FACT FINDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TRADE MISSION
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,872.20
source

Destination: BOTSWANA (GABARARE, CHOBE)
Sponsor: Botswana Confederation of Commerce Industry & Manpower
Purpose: CODEL INVESTIGATING AGOA IMPLEMENTATION; ANTI-AIDS INITIATIVES AND DIAMOND INDUSTRY IN BOTSWANA
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $20,753.33
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK AND BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Sponsor: AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP & THE CONNELL CAMPANY
Purpose: TO MAKE TWO SPEECHES ON U.S. TRADE AGENDA BEFORE HOUSE WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
Date: Jul 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $513.34
source

Destination: CAPITOL TO LANSDOWNE RETREAT CTR
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Apr 19, 2002
Expense: $60.40
source

Destination: LAGOS & ABUSA NIGERIA
Sponsor: STOLT GLOBESTAR, TDC OVERSEAS, LTD, GEORGE STEVENS RESOURCES
Purpose: REVIEW OF US TRADE & DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (TDA) PROJECTS/BRIEFING ON NIGERIAN ELECTIONS
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $15,938.83
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, P.R.
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT (HISPANIC, ASIAN & CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS)
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,234.76
source

Destination: ABUJA, NIGERIA-LAGOS, NIGERIA-YAOUNDE, CAMEROON-DOUALA, CAMEROON-MALABO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA-SAO TOME & PRINCIPE
Sponsor: PROJECT CONSULTING SERVICES (PCS); VERIZON; IGATE, INC, LETH ENERGY, INC.
Purpose: IN HIS CAPACITY AS CO-CHAIR OF CONGRESSIONAL NIGERIA CAUCUS & AFRICA TRADE & INVESTMENT CAUCUS, REP. JEFFERSON LED A BUSINESS DELEGATION TO WEST AFRICA TO EXPLORE GENERAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES & AGOA (AFRICA GROWTH & OPPORTUNITY ACT) OPPORTUNITIES
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $16,313.00
source

Destination: RIO DE JANEIRO-SAO PAULO-BRASILIA-SALVADOR
Sponsor: Brazil-US Business Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION FOCUSED ON INCREASING OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMPANIES IN BRAZIL THROUGH TRADE AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH AFRO-BRAZILIAN BUSINESSES/PARTICIPATION IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN/AFRO BRAZILIAN BUSINESS SUMMIT
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $8,418.74
source

Destination: WDC-MIAMI-NO, LA
Sponsor: WACHOVIA AND HECKERLING INSTITUTE
Purpose: PARTICIPATE AND SPEAK AT 39TH ANNUAL HECKERLING INSTITUTE ON ESTATE PLANNING
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,624.98
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS-LOUISIANA
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: ATTEND MARITIME TRADES DEPARTMENT EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING AND GIVE SPEECH ON LEGISLATION AFFECTING MARITIME INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,116.80
source

Destination: WDC-EGYPT
Sponsor: Arab American Chamber of Commere
Purpose: CBC CODEL TO EGYPT FOR MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON TRADE POLICY & FOREIGN RELATIONS POLICY
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $13,314.00
source

Destination: CAIRO-UAE-QATAR-NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: ISLAMIC FREE MARKET INSTITUTE AND QATAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FIFTH ANNUAL FORUM ON DEMOCRACY AND FREE TRADE IN DOHA, QATAR
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $10,303.50
source

Destination: LONDON-ACCRA
Sponsor: WIN-WIN Strategies Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Date: Jul 6, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $9,247.85
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of William Jefferson

Kwemo Angelle
Lionel Collins
Atonte Diete-Spiff
Roberta Hopkins
John Metcalf
David Morgan
Nicole Smith
Melvin Spence
Nicole Venable



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.