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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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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Linda Forbes


Total cost of 13 trips: $19,488.03


Trips traveled under the office of Evan Bayh

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND DLC RETREAT EXPENSES ARE DETAILED ON ATTACHED SHEET
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,452.73
source

Destination: HARRISBURG, PA AND COLUMBUS, OH
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF THE SENATOR AS HE VISITS STATE LEGISLATORS IN HIS ROLE AS DLC CHAIR
Date: Jun 18, 2001
Expense: $2,125.00
source

Destination: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE DLC NATIONAL CONVERSATION
Date: Jul 14, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $838.87
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO SUPPORT SEN. BAYH AT DLC EVENTS
Date: Oct 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $424.56
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,906.40
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: LINDA MOORE FORBES TRAVELED TO NEW YORK TO ATTEND THE DLC'S PROGRESS AND PROSPERITY PROJECT RETREAT
Date: Dec 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $425.00
source

Destination: AIRLIE CENTER OF WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: LINDA MOORE FORBES TRAVELED TO WARRENTON, VIRGINIA TO ATTEND THE DLC'S 2003 CONGRESSIONAL STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 7, 2003
Expense: $120.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM; GENEVA, SWITZERLAND; LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING VISITS TO MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING FACILITIES OF US COMPANIES
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $4,815.58
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL POLICY RETREAT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,279.63
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF SENATOR BAYH FOR DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING
Date: Dec 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $291.75
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL'S SENATE CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,547.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF SENATOR EVAN BAYH FOR DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL'S ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,034.18
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL'S SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,227.33
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Linda Forbes.


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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  • 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

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