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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

Richard Pombo


Total cost of 165 office trips: $241,508.78


Trips by Richard Pombo
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $20,534.81

Destination: NELSON, NEW ZEALAND
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 15, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $10,120.20
source

Destination: TOUR CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER IN L.A.
Sponsor: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Purpose: TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE IN MEDICAL EDUCATION
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $928.58
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $263.00
source

Destination: SHIMONOSEKI
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Purpose: CHAIR MEETING OF THE SUSTAINABLE USE PARLIAMENTARIANS UNION
Date: May 16, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,594.68
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-DEARBORN, MI
Sponsor: Ford Motor Co
Purpose: ATTEND FORD CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Date: Jun 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $691.86
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL FUND AND NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Purpose: RING THE OPENING BELL AT THE STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,055.78
source

Destination: WESTIN MISSION HILLS, CA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CA DELEGATION RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $880.71
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Richard Pombo

Cynthia Ahwinona
Jack Belcher
Kathleen Benedetto
Kristen Bossi
Thomas Brierton
Harry Burroughs
Jessica Carter
Kurt Christensen
Meghan Conklin
Alissa Connor
Michael Correia
Jay Cranford
Steven Ding
Lindsay Doll
Teresa Fierro
Christopher Fluhr
Christopher Foster
Lucas Frances
Nicole Goehring
Robert Gordon
James Hall
Douglas Haye
Richard Healy
Robert Howarth
Tod Hull
Laura Hylden
Amelia Jenkins
Joshua Johnson
Brian Kennedy
Daniel Kish
J Stevens Lanich
Amanda Lawson
Joanna Mackay
Matt Miller
Michael Olsen
James Ottem
Tracey Parker
Jeffrey Petrich
Joshua Rolph
Vince Sampson
Kristin Schrader
Todd Smith
Whitney Smith
Marla Sousa
Matthew Street
Amy Taylor
Erica Tergeson
Daniel Val Kish
Seth Voyles
Catherine Ware
David Watkins
Kiel Weaver
David Whaley
Todd Willens
Ryan Yates
David Zacher
Jennifer Zuccarelli



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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    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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    Is school funding fair?

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