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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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Trips sponsored by

Teamsters Union


Total cost of 16 trips: $33,368.37


Traveler: Nate Woodward (from the office of Maxine Waters)
Destination: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF LABOR ISSUES. TO ACCOMPANY AND PROVIDE SECURITY FOR REP. WATERS
Date: Sep 11, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $360.00
source

Traveler: Maxine Waters (from the office of Maxine Waters)
Destination: BALTIMORE - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Purpose: DISCUSSION ON LABOR ISSUES
Date: Sep 11, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $355.19
source

Traveler: David Bonior (from the office of David Bonior)
Destination: DETROIT
Purpose:
Date: Jul 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Traveler: Loretta Sanchez (from the office of Loretta Sanchez)
Destination: LAX - LAS VEGAS - WASHINGTON DC
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $478.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Daschle (from the office of Thomas Daschle)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Jun 25, 2001
Expense: $1,839.00
source

Traveler: Jessica Roach (from the office of Marcy Kaptur)
Destination: MEXICO CITY - EL PASO
Purpose: CO-DEL PLANNING
Date: Oct 29, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,075.00
source

Traveler: Bernard Sanders (from the office of Bernard Sanders)
Destination: BURLINGTON, VT-WASHINGTON, D.C.-EL PASO, TX-JUAREZ MEXICO-MEXICO CITY- WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: TO STUDY EFFECTS OF TRADE POLICY AND ATTENDED MEETINGS WITH OFFICIALS AND A NUMBER OF COMMUNITY LEADERS.
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,822.57
source

Traveler: Raul Grijalva (from the office of Raul Grijalva)
Destination: CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEX
Purpose: STUDY THE EFFECT OF NAFTA AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS ON THE US-MEXICO BORDER
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,523.16
source

Traveler: Janice Schakowsky (from the office of Janice Schakowsky)
Destination: LAS VEGAS-EL PASO, TX-MEXICO CITY, MEXICO-CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: NAFTA TOUR
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,819.00
source

Traveler: John Haseley (from the office of Ted Strickland)
Destination: El Paso, TX/MEXICO CITY/El Paso, TX
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE AFFECTS OF NAFTA.
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,762.28
source

Traveler: Ted Strickland (from the office of Ted Strickland)
Destination: El Paso, TXMEXICO CITY/El Paso, TX
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF NAFTA.
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,762.28
source

Traveler: Jessica Roach (from the office of Marcy Kaptur)
Destination: EL PASO - MEXICO CITY
Purpose: CO-DEL TO STUDY EFFECTS OF NAFTA
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $3,125.00
source

Traveler: Marcy Kaptur (from the office of Marcy Kaptur)
Destination: EL PASO, TEXAS AND MEXICO
Purpose: TO STUDY EFFECTS OF NAFTA
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $3,125.00
source

Traveler: Jerry Costello (from the office of Jerry Costello)
Destination: ST. LOUIS-CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO-MEXICO CITY, MEXICO-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON THE EFFECTS OF NAFTA ON ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,284.52
source

Traveler: Linda Sanchez (from the office of Linda Sanchez)
Destination: ATLANTA, GA-SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR
Purpose: TO MONITOR THE STATUS OF THE SOTO MURDER INVESTIGATION
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,060.02
source

Traveler: George Miller (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-SAN DIEGO-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: FEATURED SPEAKER AT TEAMSTERS' ANNUAL MEETING RE SOCIAL SECURITY & MULTI-EMPLOYER BENEFIT PLANS
Date: Mar 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $877.35
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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

  • 08.19.14

    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.