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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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LARSEN, RICK R, Democratic Party
Washington

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $21,178.88

Average cost per trip - $3,529.81
Total number of days spent traveling - 29 days
Rank of representative - 291 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 25, 2002 - April 28, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - spring retreat
Notes - spouse Tina Karlen; children Per and Robert Karlen. Other costs not specified but invoice shows JazzFest and golf tournament.

Travel Cost - $2,208.80
Lodging Cost - $829.20
Meal Cost - $425.70
Other Cost - $433.48
Total Cost - $3,897.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other costs are for security

Travel Cost - $4,700.50
Lodging Cost - $1,112.10
Meal Cost - $377.25
Other Cost - $408.70
Total Cost - $6,598.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - Spring retreat - policy
Notes - Spouse Tiia, children Robert and Per, other costs attached (I made copies)

Travel Cost - $1,906.00
Lodging Cost - $1,009.68
Meal Cost - $606.82
Other Cost - $486.08
Total Cost - $4,008.58

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Arctic Power
Dates - April 5, 2001 - April 9, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - AK

Purpose - Education
Notes - Arctic Wildlife Refuge

Travel Cost - $1,974.32
Lodging Cost - $407.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,531.32

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - RTO West
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Briefings by Pacific Northwest transmission owners, utilities, tribes and other stakeholders
Notes -

Travel Cost - $310.47
Lodging Cost - $198.48
Meal Cost - $80.80
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $589.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2005 - May 1, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - DLC spring retreat
Notes - DC - New Orleans / New Orleans - DC Including spouse *Congressman Larsen paid expenses for Per & Robert from personal fund

Travel Cost - $2,132.13
Lodging Cost - $850.11
Meal Cost - $479.26
Other Cost - $92.00
Total Cost - $3,553.50

Additional family members - Yes

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.