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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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Office of

Christopher Shays


Total cost of 48 office trips: $93,419.40


Trips by Christopher Shays
Total cost of congressperson's 27 trips: $61,179.05

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,148.08
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PR
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,683.60
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THIS SILICON VALLEY HIGH TECH INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,419.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BI-PARTISANSHIP
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,352.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Connecticut Association for Community Action
Purpose: SPEAK AT NEW ENGLAND COMMUNITY ACTION ASSOC. POLICY FORUM
Date: Mar 23, 2001
Expense: $441.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - STANLEY, ID - ST. LOUIS MD
Sponsor: Alliance for the Wild Rockies
Purpose: FACT FINDING VISIT TO NORTHEAST ROCKY MTN. AREA IN CONJUNCTION WITH PENDING BILL HR 488
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,919.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC - STANLEY, ID - ST. LOUIS, MO
Sponsor: Principia College
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ACTIVITIES
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $709.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MD - COLUMBUS, OH - NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Human Rights Campaign
Purpose: SPEAK AT
Date: Jun 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $847.89
source

Destination: NY - LOS ANGELES - WASH. DC
Sponsor: Campaign for America
Purpose: SPEAK TO CAMPAIGN THE AMERICA MEMBERS
Date: Jun 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $4,722.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK TO AIPAC MEMBERS
Date: Nov 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,094.34
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose:
Date: Dec 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,150.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A PANEL ON LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,204.50
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $15,693.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK TO COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Date: May 13, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $823.34
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
Purpose: SPEAK AND RECEIVE AWARD AT LWV NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Jun 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,717.00
source

Destination: NEW PALTZ, NY
Sponsor: NEW CANAAN SOCIETY
Purpose: SPEAK TO CONSTITUENTS ABOUT IRAQ
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $525.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Carter Center
Purpose: SPEAK AT CARTER CENTER COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS & PRIME MINISTERS OF THE AMERICAS
Date: Mar 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $973.50
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: COMMONFUND
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,044.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Trinity School
Purpose: SPEAK TO STUDENTS
Date: Mar 30, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $410.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BC-SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: PARLIAMENTARY NETWORK FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT
Purpose: PARLIAMENTARY NETWORK FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT-SPEAK AT CONFERENCE PANETTA INSTITUTE-ACCEPT 2003 JEFFERSON-LINCOLN AWARD
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,858.11
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Human Rights Campaign
Purpose: SPEAK AT DINNER
Date: Mar 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,893.18
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: New York Institute of Technology
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $149.00
source

Destination: FL
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT MEMBERS' MEETING
Date: May 23, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,793.29
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT NAACP MEMBERS AT ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jul 12, 2004
Expense: $108.00
source

Destination: SELMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,850.00
source

Destination: ASPEN WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: REPUBLICAN MAJORITY FOR CHOICE
Purpose: SPEAK AT FUNDRAISER
Date: Aug 5, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,246.22
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Christopher Shays

Amy Bahel
Kristina Crooks
Hagar Hajjar
Elisabeth Hawkings
Larry Holden
Catherine Levinson
Katie Levinson
Matthew Meyer
Elena Padin
R Nicholas Palarino
Paul Pimentel
Jordan Press
Danielle Rosengarten
Diana Washington



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

  • 08.19.14

    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.