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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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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PALLONE, FRANK JR, Democratic Party
New Jersey

Total number of trips - 23
Total cost of trips - $39,948.45

Average cost per trip - $1,736.89
Total number of days spent traveling - 62 days
Rank of representative - 162 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Pancyprian Association of America
Dates - August 26, 2003 - August 28, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cyprus

Purpose - keynote speaker at International Coordinating Committee Justice for Cyprus (PSEKA) Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,972.00
Lodging Cost - $240.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,312.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Indian American Friendship Council
Dates - January 25, 2003 - January 26, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Honored guest at Indian Republic Day Celebration
Notes -

Travel Cost - $600.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $600.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - India Association of North Texas
Dates - January 25, 2003 - January 26, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Honored guest at Indian Republic Day Celebration
Notes -

Travel Cost - $640.00
Lodging Cost - $120.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $760.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Otolaryngology Research Association
Dates - February 24, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Daytona Beach, FL

Purpose - conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $510.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $510.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 1, 2003 - August 7, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Jerusalem, Israel

Purpose - Educational Mission
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $4,443.00
Lodging Cost - $748.00
Meal Cost - $377.25
Other Cost - $408.70
Total Cost - $5,976.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Virgo publishing
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 6, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speech at exposition
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $227.81
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $227.81

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Tribal Environmental Conference
Dates - April 25, 2003 - April 28, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - speaker at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $148.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $148.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Indian Gaming Association
Dates - August 16, 2003 - August 17, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Minneapolis, MN

Purpose - guest speaker at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $330.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $530.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Virgo publishing
Dates - January 26, 2003 - January 27, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - speaker at conference
Notes - travel cost shared with American Ingredients

Travel Cost - $500.00
Lodging Cost - $185.98
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $755.98

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Ingredients
Dates - January 26, 2003 - January 27, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - speaker at conference
Notes - transportation cost shared with Virgo

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $700.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Friends of Canada-Armenia Public Advocacy
Dates - October 26, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Toronto, Canada

Purpose - speak at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $360.00
Lodging Cost - $168.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $528.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mohegan Tribe, Uncasville, CT
Dates - October 21, 2003 - October 23, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Uncasville, CT

Purpose - USET(United South East Tribes) Conference
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $560.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $265.91
Total Cost - $825.91

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hoopa Tribe
Dates - December 10, 2003 - December 11, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Eureka, CA

Purpose - tours of Hoopa Reservation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $27.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $27.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cabazon Board of Mission Indians
Dates - December 10, 2003 - December 11, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Eureka, CA

Purpose - tours of Hoopa Reservation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $942.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $942.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce, Indo-American Society
Dates - January 4, 2004 - January 12, 2004 (9 days)
Location(s) - Mumbai, India

Purpose - to promote US-India economic relations and to receive an award from the Indo-American Society.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,000.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,350.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Armenian Assembly of America
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $699.00
Lodging Cost - $304.74
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,003.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Dates - March 24, 2002 - March 28, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - New Delhi, India

Purpose - receive Padma Bhushan award
Notes - other costs include telephone

Travel Cost - $4,713.00
Lodging Cost - $573.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost - $1,580.00
Total Cost - $6,896.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - N.H. Tribal Environmental Council
Dates - June 2, 2002 - June 3, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV

Purpose - speech/fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $545.00
Lodging Cost - $109.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $704.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Penobscot and Passamaquoddy Tribes
Dates - August 13, 2001 - August 13, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Bangor, ME

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $843.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $843.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Armenian Assembly of America
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Speech and panel discussion
Notes -

Travel Cost - $641.50
Lodging Cost - $195.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $836.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Electric Power Supply Association
Dates - January 28, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - Speech and legislative panel
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,550.25
Lodging Cost - $317.81
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,868.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Edison Electric Institute
Dates - January 10, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Tucson, AZ

Purpose - Speech and panel discussion
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,571.00
Lodging Cost - $230.00
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,871.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Now Foods, Rexall Sundown
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 5, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speech at exposition
Notes - Says transport costs were split equally.

Travel Cost - $731.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $731.00

Additional family members - No

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.