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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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SLAUGHTER, LOUISE M, Democratic Party
New York

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $10,290.54

Average cost per trip - $791.58
Total number of days spent traveling - 35 days
Rank of representative - 427 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Dates - April 18, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Niagara Falls, NY

Purpose - 17th annual congress - Bundetag Seminar
Notes - travelled with husband, Robert Slaughter

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $318.00
Meal Cost - $386.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $704.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Citizen
Dates - June 5, 2000 - June 6, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Montreal, Canada

Purpose - fact-finding trip on international prescription drug cost differential
Notes -

Travel Cost - $120.00
Lodging Cost - $45.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $165.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Virginia
Dates - March 30, 2001 - March 31, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Charlottesville, VA

Purpose - Discuss member's legislation regarding genetic non-discrimination
Notes - Spouse Robert Slaughter accompanied.

Travel Cost - $35.15
Lodging Cost - $86.51
Meal Cost - $21.66
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $143.32

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - University of Kentucky
Dates - May 5, 2001 - May 7, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Lexington, KY

Purpose - commencement speaker
Notes - other costs are for computer time at Kinko's editing and copying speech

Travel Cost - $788.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $60.58
Total Cost - $848.58

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Kentucky
Dates - April 19, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Lexington, KY

Purpose - Deliver speech on the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center Community-Based faculty initiative.
Notes - Spouse Robert Slaughter accompanied.

Travel Cost - $770.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $53.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $823.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Myra Tobin, Kentuckians for New York
Dates - October 29, 2001 - October 30, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speech - update on action in congress
Notes -

Travel Cost - $32.00
Lodging Cost - $274.83
Meal Cost - $82.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $388.83

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Dates - July 28, 2001 - July 28, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speech on the arts and accept award.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $336.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $336.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Institute for Genomic Research, AAAS
Dates - February 17, 2001 - February 18, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - speech about genetic non-discrimination
Notes -

Travel Cost - $493.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $46.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $789.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York State United Teachers
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 8, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Albany, NY

Purpose - speak at 5th annual NYSUT health and safety conference
Notes - one-way flight then drove back with staff member Lisa LaTravato (who listed $179.21 for transportation expense)

Travel Cost - $208.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $238.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of Medical Colleges
Dates - January 16, 2002 - January 17, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Savannah, GA

Purpose - speak at 13th annual development conference for health professions, financial aid officers, about credit card legislation.
Notes - other expenses include $25 cancellation fee for spouse's airline ticket (he did not attend)

Travel Cost - $749.50
Lodging Cost - $177.00
Meal Cost - $44.50
Other Cost - $25.00
Total Cost - $996.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Auto Workers
Dates - April 26, 2004 - April 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Atlantic City, NJ

Purpose - Speaker at a conference
Notes - Rochester, NY - Atlantic City, NJ

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $155.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $155.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Free Press Media Conference
Dates - May 26, 2004 - May 31, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Plenary session
Notes - Rochester, NY - New Orleans, LA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $497.81
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,497.81

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroad's Legislative Conference
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaking on panel
Notes - Rochester, NY - Palm Beach, FL Including spouse

Travel Cost - $450.00
Lodging Cost - $1,554.00
Meal Cost - $1,030.00
Other Cost - $171.00
Total Cost - $3,205.00

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.