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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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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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Back to The Data

Office of

Lois Capps


Total cost of 26 office trips: $43,881.56


Trips by Lois Capps
Total cost of congressperson's 17 trips: $35,683.85

Destination: HYDERABAD-BANGALORE
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON US-INDIA RELATIONS AND BILATERAL TRADE
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $8,706.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: STRENGTHEN BIPARTISANSHIP IN THE HOUSE
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: DC-SEATTLE-SANTA BARBARA
Sponsor: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,460.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SANTA BARBARA, CA
Sponsor: MT OLIVET LUTHERAN CHURCH
Purpose: SPEECH ABOUT CURRENT ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESS
Date: Feb 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,907.38
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND THE HUMPTY DUMPTY INSTITUTE
Purpose: FACTFINDING ABOUT U.S. CAPITAL MARKETS AND INT'L DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
Date: Apr 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $851.91
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SANTA BARBARA, CA
Sponsor: PACIFIC LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Purpose: RECEIPT OF HONORARY DEGREE AND SPEECH
Date: Sep 21, 2002
Expense: $277.00
source

Destination: SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PRAYER, POLITICS, AND RECONCILIATION RETREAT
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $398.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: THE CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $888.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: University of California at Los Angeles
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: Jun 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $288.00
source

Destination: POTOMAC, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: RETREAT AND DISCUSSION WITH THICH NHAT HANH
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $221.00
source

Destination: DES MOINES, IA-GENEVA, SWITZERLAND-SANTA BARBARA, CA
Sponsor: Swiss Foundation for World Affairs
Purpose: OBSERVE THE SIGNING OF THE "GENEVA ACCORD" PEACE AGREEMENT BETWEEN ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN LEADERS. MEET WITH OFFICIALS FROM OTHER GOVERNMENTS CONCERNING U.S. ROLE IN MIDDLE EAST PEACEMAKING
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $7,483.87
source

Destination: SANTA BARBARA-PALM SPRINGS-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $977.69
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Purpose: FACT FINDING IN ISRAEL AND THE WEST BANK
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,078.00
source

Destination: SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $105.50
source

Destination: NEW HAVEN, CT
Sponsor: Yale University
Purpose: SPEECH ON NURSING AND PUBLIC POLICY
Date: Jun 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR-FAIRBANKS, AK-ARCTIC VILLAGE, ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE-KAKTOVIK-FAIRBANKS-SANTA BARBARA, CA
Sponsor: ALASKA COALITION, ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, EARTHJUSTICE, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, SIERRA CLUB, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY, WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE OIL DRILLING, ENERGY, AND WILDERNESS ISSUES
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,506.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL AND PALESTINE
Sponsor: National Democratic Institute
Purpose: MONITORING THE PALESTINIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Date: Jan 4, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $2,717.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lois Capps

Clare Dowling
Randolph Harrison
Jonathan Levenshus
Brigid O'brien
Jeremy Rabinovitz
Jeremy Tittle



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.