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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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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Nate Woodward


Total cost of 10 trips: $8,737.82


Trips traveled under the office of Maxine Waters

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF LABOR ISSUES. TO ACCOMPANY AND PROVIDE SECURITY FOR REP. WATERS
Date: Sep 11, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $360.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER WHO WAS A PARTICIPANT IN LEADERSHIP PANEL TO DISCUSS CENSUS 2000, HIV/AIDS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY, AND ISSUES OF BLACK FARMERS;PARTICIPANT IN MARTIN LUTHER KING COMMEMORATION ACTIVITIES
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,053.16
source

Destination: BLACKSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Virginia Tech
Purpose: TO ACCOMPANY THE MEMBER WHO WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2000 CELEBRATION
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,522.03
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: SEATTLE HIGHLINE COLLEGE FOUNDATION
Purpose: FEATURED LECTURER ON "HIP HOP AND AMERICAN SOCIETY," A PROGRAM FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Date: Feb 24, 2000
Expense: $522.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, LOUISVILLE, KY - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: AME Church
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER WHO DELIVERED THE PRINCIPAL ADDRESS AT THE A.M.E. 13TTH DISTRICT CELEBRATION IN HONOR OF BISHOP H.H. BROOKINS.
Date: Mar 20, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,419.50
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Links Inc
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER WHO WAS RECIPIENT OF THE CATLETT AWARD FOR SERVICE AND SPEAKER AT 2000 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF LINKS, INC
Date: Jul 7, 2000
Expense: $567.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, CA
Sponsor: United Steelworkers of America
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER WHO WAS KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Aug 9, 2000
Expense: $170.60
source

Destination: FRESNO, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL WOMEN'S POLITICAL CAUCUS
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER WHO WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY LUNCHEON
Date: Aug 26, 2000
Expense: $330.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues
Purpose: RECIPIENT OF THE JOHN ALLEN BLUE AWARD FOR HER ONGOING WORK ON HIV/AIDS
Date: Dec 1, 2000
Expense: $410.88
source

Destination: NORFOLK, VA TO TALLAHASSEE TO JACKSONVILLE, FL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: DEMOCRACY SUMMER INSTITUTE (TALLAHASSEE), HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ELECTION REFORM (JACKSONVILLE)
Purpose: ACCOMPANY AND STAFF THE MEMBER OF CONGRESS
Date: Jun 17, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,382.65
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* - Trips by all travelers named Nate Woodward.


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

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 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.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.