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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

Nick Rahall


Total cost of 46 office trips: $81,727.59


Trips by Nick Rahall
Total cost of congressperson's 33 trips: $62,362.05

Destination: DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Arab American Institute
Purpose: TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Date: Jan 13, 2000
Expense: $843.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA GA
Sponsor: Southern Motor Carriers Rate Conference Inc
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL DINNER MEETING
Date: Jan 18, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $274.34
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL TO CHARLESTON, WV
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 4, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $739.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAK AT MEETING
Date: Feb 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,700.65
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Arab American Institute
Purpose: SPEAK AT RALLY
Date: Mar 10, 2000
Expense: $843.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: NAZIR HUSSAIN
Purpose: SPEECH TO SYRIAN ARAB ASSOCIATION, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $451.97
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO DOHA, QATAR, TO WASHINGTON DULLES
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $8,267.80
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 4, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,699.71
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (THE GREENBRIER HOTEL)
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 2, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,066.36
source

Destination: ABU DHABI, UAE TO DOHA, QATAR, TO LEBANON, CAIRO, EGYPT
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: SPEAK AT QATARI-AMERICAN CONFERENCE 4/9 AND FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 5, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,000.00
source

Destination: QATAR, LEBANON
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT TO WASHINGTON, DULLES
Sponsor: Egypt's International Economic Forum
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $700.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CSX'S BUSINESS CHALLENGE
Date: May 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $617.60
source

Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NCF'S PRIVACY RETREAT
Date: Jul 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $573.88
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 4, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $720.16
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $591.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CSX BUSINESS CHALLENGE PANEL
Date: May 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $405.80
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 30, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $938.80
source

Destination: IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO
Sponsor: GREATER YELLOWSTONE COALITION AND NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,220.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 13, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $671.35
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA TO WASHINGTON, DULLES
Sponsor: International Union of Operating Engineers
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 7, 2003
Expense: $155.46
source

Destination: DULLES TO DOHA, QATAR, AMMAN, TEL AVIV
Sponsor: ISLAMIC FREE MARKET INSTITUTE FOUNDATION, UNIVERSITY OF QATAR, AND QATAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: SPEAK
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $6,229.74
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, WV TO JACKSONVILLE, FL TO WASHINGTON DULLES
Sponsor: INDUSTRIAL MINERALS ASSOC. - NORTH AMERICA
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,342.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: SPEAK AT MEETING OF NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOC.
Date: Jul 31, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $723.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Arab American Institute
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 18, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $437.11
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Coolfont Foundation Inc
Purpose: SPEAK
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $350.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Swiss Foundation for World Affairs
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE PUBLIC COMMITTMENT OF THE GENEVA ACCORDS
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,354.25
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CSX CHALLENGE PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: May 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,040.30
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 29, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,044.80
source

Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL TO TUCSON, AZ
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $947.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO PARIS, FRANCE, STUGGART, GERMANY, LIECHTENSTEIN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN U.S.-FRENCH CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE AND U.S.-GERMAN ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $11,692.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: SPEECH-CSX BUSINESS CHALLENGE SESSION
Date: May 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,342.94
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: NATIONAL TANK TRUCK CARRIERS
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 4, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $236.73
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Nick Rahall

Vickie Bandy
Christine Gleichert
Kent Keyser
J Stevens Lanich
Thomas Lynch
Chadwick Wykle
Benjamin Zogby
James Zoia



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.