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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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

Howard Coble


Total cost of 80 office trips: $161,355.07


Trips by Howard Coble
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $56,688.51

Destination: CASABLANCA, RABAT, MARRAKECH MOROCCO AND LAAYOUNE, WESTERN SAHARA
Sponsor: US-Morocco Affairs Council
Purpose: TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT ALONG WITH OFFICIALS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS TO DISCUSS MUTUAL US-MOROCCO ISSUES.
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,754.09
source

Destination: GREENSBORO, NC TO WILMINGTON, NC TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO THE N.C. BROADCASTERS ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jul 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $735.50
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: TO ATTEND ACPA ANNUAL MEETING AND DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES AFFECTING THE AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRY.
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,334.66
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: American Intellectual Property Law Association
Purpose: TO DELIVER CLOSING REMARKS AT FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, "MANAGINGIP ASSETS IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM"
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $7,988.25
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFING ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,058.50
source

Destination: BOLTON LANDING, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Copyright Society of America
Purpose: SPEECH AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF COPYRIGHT GROUP TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVEISSUES INVOLVING COPYRIGHT
Date: Jun 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,039.00
source

Destination: EDINBURGH,SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO ATTEND 2001 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE IN SCOTLAND
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $7,037.33
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ACPA
Date: Sep 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,676.41
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: American Intellectual Property Law Association
Purpose: SPEECH TO COLLOQUIUM ON PATENT PENDENCY REDUCTION
Date: Nov 16, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $6,514.54
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SOCIETY
Purpose: SPEECH TO THE IIPS BOARD MEETING AND SYMPOSIUM
Date: Mar 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $847.11
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND; DOHA, QATAR; LISBON, PORTUGAL
Sponsor: ISLAMIC INSTITUTE AND QATAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: TO ATTEND QATARI-AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $9,325.04
source

Destination: WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEECH TO BROADCASTERS ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,088.96
source

Destination: COLOGNE, GERMANY AND LIECHTENSTEIN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: US-GERMAN ROUNDTABLE AND CONGRESSIONAL VISIT TO LIECHTENSTEIN
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,720.00
source

Destination: COUNTY MAYO, IRELAND - LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Century Business Services Inc
Purpose: TO ATTEND INTERNATIONAL TRADE SYMPOSIUM IN IRELAND. ALSO ATTENDED RIPON EDUCATIONAL FUND TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND. SEPARATE REPORT FIELD ON THAT TRIP
Date: Aug 3, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,322.72
source

Destination: COUNTY MAYO, IRELAND - LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO ATTEND RIPON EDUCATIONAL FUND TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND. ALSO ATTENDED INTERNATIONAL TRADE SYMPOSIUM IN IRELAND. SEPARATE REPORT FILED ON THAT TRIP
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,339.40
source

Destination: ST. PAUL, MN
Sponsor: Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing (3M) Co
Purpose: TO TOUR 3M'S FACILITY TO DISCUSS ISSUES IMPACTING THE COMPANY'S ROLE IN TRANSPORTATION AND HOMELAND SECURITY FIELDS AND TO OBSERVE IN OPERATION EQUIPMENT THAT 3M MANUFACTURERS IN THESE AREAS.
Date: Dec 12, 2003
Expense: $907.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Howard Coble

Sarah Birch
Robbie Boone
Missy Branson
Amanda Hamilton
Chris Katopis
Nancy Mazza
Ed Mcdonald
Blaine Merritt
Andrew Moretl
Anna Sagely
Jane Scott



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on How Children Succeed

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  • 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

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