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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

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Trips by*

Andrew Black


Total cost of 12 trips: $15,262.01


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: RANCHO MIRAGE, CA AND SALTON SEA, CA
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: ENVIRONMENTAL ROUNDTABLE, SITE VISIT TO GEO THERMAL PLANT, ATTEND UTILITY INDUSTRY CEO CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 12, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,156.44
source

Destination: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: West Associates
Purpose: 2000 CONGRESSIONAL ENERGY FORUM, INCLUDING SPEECH
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,936.72
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: ATTEND WITH CHAIRMAN, LEARN ABOUT BROADCASTING INDUSTRY AND ISSUES
Date: Apr 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $913.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER RESORT WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $830.00
source

Destination: THE REGENCY HOTEL, PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: DISCUSS CABLE TELEVISION AND VOICE OVER INTERNET TELEPHONY (VOIP) ISSUES
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $798.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: CABLE MEETINGS
Date: Mar 1, 2005
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TELECOM MEETINGS/SEMINARS
Date: Mar 27, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $2,075.89
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination: PARK CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: West Associates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ENERGY FORUM
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $949.97
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: CEO CONFERENCE, MEETINGS WITH CHAIRMAN BARTON
Date: Sep 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,076.80
source

Destination: EEI CEO CONFERENCE SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: HEAR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, EPA ADMINISTRATOR AND FERC COMMISSIONER, MEET WITH ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,102.50
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Electric Power Supply Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $995.00
source

Destination: BWI-COLORADO SPRINGS
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: ACCOMPANY CHAIRMAN BARTON TO CEO CONFERENCE MEETINGS
Date: Sep 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,177.69
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Andrew Black.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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.
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    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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    Is school funding fair?

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