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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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Trips sponsored by

Providian Financial Corporation


Total cost of 12 trips: $26,858.43


Traveler: Glen Tait (from the office of Michael Crapo)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: CREDIT CARD BANKING COMMITTEE ISSUES
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,487.00
source

Traveler: Greg Davis (from the office of Charles Gonzalez)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,763.43
source

Traveler: Lisa Mortier (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE CREDIT CARD INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,717.00
source

Traveler: Kerry Ann Hickey (from the office of Peter King)
Destination:
Purpose:
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,694.00
source

Traveler: Sean Petersen (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,044.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination:
Purpose: BUSINESS - LEARN ABOUT CREDIT CARD INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $2,178.00
source

Traveler: Elan Liang (from the office of Pete Sessions)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT FINANCIAL SERVICES & CREDIT CARD OPERATIONS
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
source

Traveler: Steve Patterson (from the office of Jim Bunning)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Purpose: U.S.A. PROVIDING FINANCIAL CORP'S HANDYWORKERS AND LOGIN ABOUT THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,275.00
source

Traveler: Mike Mckay (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: NEW YORK -PHOENIX, AZ-SAN FRANCISCO-ST. LOUIS-NYC/KENNEDY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING - EDUCATIONAL ISSUES.
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
source

Traveler: Donald Auerbach (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose:
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Mcdaniels (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: ST LOUIS TO SAN FRANCISCO
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON CREDIT/BANKING ISSUES
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
source

Traveler: Sandy Sussman (from the office of Frank Mascara)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO - PROVIDRAN TRIP
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE CREDIT CARD INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
source



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.