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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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  • 08.19.14

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MCCRERY, JAMES OTIS III, Republican Party
Louisiana

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $72,727.47

Average cost per trip - $6,060.62
Total number of days spent traveling - 45 days
Rank of representative - 68 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association
Dates - February 26, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Telecommunications conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $670.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,045.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 10, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Bi-partisan Congressional Heath Policy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,317.75
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $435.56
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,671.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 7, 2001 - August 10, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Johnette McCrery

Travel Cost - $1,416.00
Lodging Cost - $1,058.16
Meal Cost - $717.26
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,191.42

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - June 30, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Marseilles, France

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Johnette McCrery

Travel Cost - $15,328.20
Lodging Cost - $2,406.00
Meal Cost - $1,430.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,164.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Brookings Institute
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - welfare reform retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,062.00
Lodging Cost - $784.18
Meal Cost - $262.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,108.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - Spouse - Johnette McCrery accompanied.

Travel Cost - $18,334.72
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $20,809.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - I-49 International Coalition
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Texarkana, TX - Kansas City, MO - Joplin, MO - Fort Smith, AR - Shreveport, LA - Doddridge, AR - Shreveport, LA

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $830.30
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $22.89
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $853.19

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Manassas, VA

Purpose - fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $227.39
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $377.39

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pipe Line Contractors Association
Dates - February 2, 2004 - February 6, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Kauai, HI

Purpose - Speaking engagement, fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,178.90
Lodging Cost - $1,468.04
Meal Cost - $247.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,894.44

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industry Assn, Waddell & Reed
Dates - November 3, 2004 - November 5, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Speaker at Annual Meeting
Notes - Shreveport, LA - Boca Raton, FL / Boca Raton, FL - Washington, DC *flight sponsor Waddell & Reed ($956.90 total)

Travel Cost - $1,030.02
Lodging Cost - $668.80
Meal Cost - $264.01
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,962.83

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Clark/Bardes Consulting
Dates - November 8, 2002 - November 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Shreveport, LA - Scottsdale, AZ - Shreveport, LA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $10,072.43
Lodging Cost - $1,090.00
Meal Cost - $635.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,798.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation, Pepperdine Univ, Rod Campbell
Dates - August 15, 2005 - August 18, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Malibu, CA

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Shreveport, LA - Malibu, CA - Shreveport, LA Including spouse Heritage Foundation ($1406.60); Pepperdine Univ ($1281.78) & Rod Campbell ($164)

Travel Cost - $1,565.60
Lodging Cost - $477.00
Meal Cost - $711.78
Other Cost - $98.00
Total Cost - $2,852.38

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.