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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.

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.

Back to all reports

National Assn of Broadcasters - $150,956.09 spent on 41 trips
27.7% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
72.3% spent on Republican Party

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
April 21, 2001 - April 24, 2001 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participated in panel discussion
Total Cost - $5,101.83

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
April 17, 2004 - April 20, 2004 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participate in a SHIVA roundtable
Total Cost - $2,604.79

BILIRAKIS, MICHAEL - Republican Party
April 16, 2004 - April 19, 2004 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - speaking engagement as a member of a Congressional panel
Total Cost - $5,963.10

BOUCHER, FREDRICK C - Democratic Party
April 21, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speech to annual convention of television digital transition matters.
Total Cost - $1,761.00

BURR, RICHARD M - Republican Party
April 6, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - public policy conference
Total Cost - $3,414.72

DINGELL, JOHN D - Democratic Party
January 13, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (2 days)
Carlsbad, CA
Purpose - To address Board of Directors Winter Meeting in Carlsbad
Total Cost - $5,753.91

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
April 20, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - speak at convention and meet w/ association members
Total Cost - $3,750.04

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
April 4, 2003 - April 7, 2003 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participation in National Association of Broadcasters 2003 Convention
Total Cost - $6,655.30

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
October 2, 2003 - October 3, 2003 (2 days)
Philadelphia, PA
Purpose - Participate in National Association of Broadcasters radio show
Total Cost - $876.23

FOSSELLA, VITO MR - Republican Party
April 8, 2001 - April 10, 2001 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $4,080.00

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
April 5, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Serve on a congressional panel
Total Cost - $4,072.84

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
April 4, 2003 - April 7, 2003 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speaker at National Association of Broadcasters Congressional Breakfast
Total Cost - $6,945.19

HARMAN, JANE - Democratic Party
April 22, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (1 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speaking engagement at conference.
Total Cost - $321.00

RADANOVICH, GEORGE - Republican Party
April 7, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speak at annual meeting - energy and commerce issues
Total Cost - $1,054.63

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
April 7, 2000 - April 10, 2000 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participate in panel discussion at Natl. Association of Broadcasters 2000 convention
Total Cost - $7,082.85

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
April 20, 2001 - April 24, 2001 (5 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participate on legislative panel at the National Association of Broadcasters 2001 Convention
Total Cost - $9,361.74

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
April 7, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - convention participation and roundtable discussion
Total Cost - $1,882.61

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
April 5, 2003 - April 7, 2003 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - to speak at conference of broadcasters
Total Cost - $8,401.22

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
April 18, 2004 - April 20, 2004 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - speak at national association of broadcasters - meet with Wisconsin broadcasters - attend educational sessions - view exhibits on broadcasting, the internet, mulitmedia technology and hardware
Total Cost - $5,815.25

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
January 7, 2000 - January 10, 2000 (4 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $3,264.76

TERRY, LEE - Republican Party
April 6, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $1,303.22

TERRY, LEE - Republican Party
April 4, 2003 - April 6, 2003 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Served on a panel
Total Cost - $4,329.25

UPTON, FREDERICK STEPHEN - Republican Party
April 18, 2004 - April 20, 2004 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - conference (relating to subcommittee)
Total Cost - $2,085.80

WALDEN, GREGORY PAUL - Republican Party
April 22, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Educational; speaker on legislative update panel
Total Cost - $1,498.20

WALDEN, GREGORY PAUL - Republican Party
April 4, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (5 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - participate in congressional panel
Total Cost - $3,291.25

WALDEN, GREGORY PAUL - Republican Party
October 2, 2003 - October 3, 2003 (2 days)
Portland, OR
Purpose - official speaking engagement and congressional panel participation at National Association of Broadcasters Convention
Total Cost - $2,537.72

WALDEN, GREGORY PAUL - Republican Party
April 16, 2004 - April 20, 2004 (5 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - NAB conference; participate in congressional panel
Total Cost - $2,702.14

BURNS, CONRAD R - Republican Party
April 9, 2000 - April 10, 2000 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Keynote speaker
Total Cost - $1,236.00

BURNS, CONRAD R - Republican Party
April 7, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speaking on panel
Total Cost - $2,519.50

BURNS, CONRAD R - Republican Party
April 6, 2003 - April 7, 2003 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participate in panel discussion
Total Cost - $4,109.97

BURNS, CONRAD R - Republican Party
April 18, 2004 - April 19, 2004 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participate on panel with Montanans present
Total Cost - $2,820.65

WYDEN, RONALD LEE - Democratic Party
September 22, 2000 - September 24, 2000 (3 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - speech to NAB congressional breakfast
Total Cost - $3,933.63

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
April 6, 2003 - April 7, 2003 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - national association of broadcasters annual convention congressional panelist
Total Cost - $3,019.75

UPTON, FREDERICK STEPHEN - Republican Party
April 17, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - To speak on a panel regarding telecommunications issues. - 1000 people
Total Cost - $1,353.44

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
April 16, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speak w/ executives at NAB, meet w/ broadcasters, attend educational sessions new exhibits on broadcasting, internet, multimedia technology and hardware
Total Cost - $4,816.31

BILIRAKIS, MICHAEL - Republican Party
April 15, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $3,436.60

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
April 15, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participate on a panel at the Congressional breakfast at the National Association of Broadcasters
Total Cost - $4,984.49

WALDEN, GREGORY PAUL - Republican Party
April 17, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - NAB conference; participate in Congressional panel
Total Cost - $1,873.05

BURNS, CONRAD R - Republican Party
April 17, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participate on panel. Montanans will be present
Total Cost - $3,240.85

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
April 16, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - To participate in the National Association of Broadcaster's Annual Convention
Total Cost - $2,367.70

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
April 16, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participate in annual conference
Total Cost - $5,333.56

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.