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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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Trips sponsored by

Brazil-US Business Council


Total cost of 24 trips: $154,825.23


Traveler: Brett Shogren (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: SAO PAULO, BRAZIL; BRASILIA, BRAZIL; RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - MEET WITH INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN BRAZIL TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF MUTUAL INTEREST SUCH AS TRADE, REGULATION AND ELECTRONIC COMMERCE.
Date: May 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,108.56
source

Traveler: John Feehery (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,464.63
source

Traveler: Nicole Smith (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: MEETINGS W/ BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT AND LOUISNESS PERSONS
Date: May 27, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $5,464.63
source

Traveler: Meredith Broadbent (from the office of Bill Archer)
Destination: BRASILIA, SAO PAULO, RIO D'JANIERO BRAZIL
Purpose: DISCUSS BILATERAL TRADE ISSUES WITH BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES AND GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: May 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,160.20
source

Traveler: James Datri (from the office of Robert Menendez)
Destination: BRASILIA-SAD PAULO
Purpose: FACT-FINDING: TO MEET WITH BRAZILIAN GOV'T. AND BUSINESS LEADERS; LEARN FIRST-HAND HOW THE BRAZILIAN GOV'T OPERATES, AND ABOUT TRADE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE U.S.
Date: May 27, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $4,293.48
source

Traveler: Vincent Randazzo (from the office of David Dreier)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,892.00
source

Traveler: Dave Marventano (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,342.00
source

Traveler: Jameel Johnson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose:
Date: May 26, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $8,342.00
source

Traveler: David Malech (from the office of Kevin Brady)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,842.00
source

Traveler: Andrew Vermilye (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: MEET WITH BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND U.S. BUSINESSMAN RE TRADE NEGOTIATIONS
Date: May 27, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $8,042.00
source

Traveler: M H Sirh (from the office of Thomas Davis)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: FACT FINDING - TRADE
Date: Jun 2, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,042.00
source

Traveler: Melissa Allen (from the office of Chuck Hagel)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS WITH BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND AMERICAN AND CORPORATE REPRESENTATIVES
Date: May 24, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $5,160.50
source

Traveler: Kirk Boyle (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: WASHINGTON - RIO DE JANEIRO - BRASILIA - SAU PAULO - SALVADOR
Purpose: CONGRESSION STAFF FACT-FINDING MISSION ON TRADE
Date: May 24, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $5,140.50
source

Traveler: John Tustin (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination: BRAZIL: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASILIA, SAO PAULO, SALVADOR
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION ON TRADE
Date: May 24, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $5,140.50
source

Traveler: Richard Boykin (from the office of Danny Davis)
Destination: RIO DE JANIERO, BRASILLA, SAN PAULO, SALVADOR-BRAZIL
Purpose: (TRADE), EDUCATIONAL AWARENESS RE: STEEL, & FARMING INDUS
Date: May 24, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $5,140.50
source

Traveler: Kurt Markva (from the office of Donald Manzullo)
Destination: U.S. TO BRAZIL - SAO PAULO - RIO DE JANIERO - BRASILIA - SALVADOR - SAO PAULO
Purpose: FACT-FINDING FOR TRADE AND CULTURAL EDUCATION
Date: May 24, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $5,107.50
source

Traveler: Margaret Peterlin (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: MEET WITH MEMBERS OF BRAZIL'S CONGRESS AND GOVERNMENT MENISTERS TO DISCUSS TRADE & SECURITY ISSUES
Date: May 23, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,799.00
source

Traveler: Joel Maiula (from the office of Judd Gregg)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH HIGH LEVEL MEMBERS OF GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL TRADE ISSUES AND OVERALL RELATIONS
Date: May 24, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $5,797.00
source

Traveler: Melvin Spence (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: RIO DE JANEIRO-SAO PAULO-BRASILIA-SALVADOR
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION FOCUSED ON INCREASING OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMPANIES IN BRAZIL THROUGH TRADE AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH AFRO-BRAZILIAN BUSINESSES/PARTICIPATION IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN/AFRO BRAZILIAN BUSINESS SUMMIT
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,935.74
source

Traveler: William Jefferson (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: RIO DE JANEIRO-SAO PAULO-BRASILIA-SALVADOR
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION FOCUSED ON INCREASING OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMPANIES IN BRAZIL THROUGH TRADE AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH AFRO-BRAZILIAN BUSINESSES/PARTICIPATION IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN/AFRO BRAZILIAN BUSINESS SUMMIT
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $8,418.74
source

Traveler: Mischa Thompson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: RIO JANERIO, BRAZIL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,128.87
source

Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,055.37
source

Traveler: Eddie Bernice Johnson (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination: DALLAS RIO DE JANEIRO-SAO PAULO-BRASILIA-SALVADOR-DC
Purpose: FACILITATE BUSINESS LEADERS FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN COMPANIES AS WELL AS AFRO-BRAZILIAN COMPANIES
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $9,289.37
source

Traveler: Donna Christian-Christensen (from the office of Donna Christian-Christensen)
Destination: BRAZIL
Purpose: CBCF TRIP TO BRAZIL
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $11,718.14
source



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.

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.