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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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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

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  • 08.12.14

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AFL-CIO Community Services Program - $20,029.34 spent on 19 trips
95.1% spent on Democratic Party
4.9% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

ABERCROMBIE, NEIL - Democratic Party
August 20, 2000 - August 21, 2000 (2 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $491.74

ABERCROMBIE, NEIL - Democratic Party
June 19, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $688.07

BONIOR, DAVID - Democratic Party
February 11, 2001 - February 14, 2001 (4 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $2,568.22

DELAHUNT, WILLIAM D - Democratic Party
February 18, 2003 - February 21, 2003 (4 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement, conference participant
Total Cost - $2,177.51

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
May 26, 2001 - May 27, 2001 (2 days)
Falmouth, MA
Purpose - Speech at conference
Total Cost - $230.00

GEPHARDT, RICHARD A - Democratic Party
March 9, 2004 - March 11, 2004 (3 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - participate in annual meetings
Total Cost - $1,270.90

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
January 14, 2003 - January 15, 2003 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Co-sponsor(s): National Organization of Legal Service Workers, United Auto Workers
Purpose - speech to National Organization of Legal Service Workers
Total Cost - $321.14

MENENDEZ, ROBERT - Democratic Party
March 6, 2004 - March 8, 2004 (3 days)
West Palm Beach, FL - Miami, FL
Purpose - speak at winter executive committee meeting
Total Cost - $1,999.40

MILLER, GEORGE - Democratic Party
February 12, 2001 - February 13, 2001 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Speaker at AFL-CIO Executive Council Winter Meeting
Total Cost - $1,723.22

OBERSTAR, JAMES L - Democratic Party
February 22, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (2 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Co-sponsor(s):
Purpose - speak at the executive committee meeting of TTD
Total Cost - $687.83

PASTOR, EDWARD L - Democratic Party
February 9, 2001 - February 9, 2001 (1 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $216.50

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
January 14, 2000 - January 15, 2000 (2 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - Participant in leadership panel to discuss Census 2000, HIV/AIDS in the African community, and issues of black farmers; participant in Martin Luther King commemoration activities
Total Cost - $2,552.92

KUCINICH, DENNIS J - Democratic Party
January 29, 2005 - January 31, 2005 (3 days)
Tacoma, WA
Co-sponsor(s): America In Solidarity
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $983.79

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
February 28, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (1 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Attended Council Meeting regarding Labor issues on behalf of the Hispanic Caucus as Chairwoman
Total Cost - $823.60

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
August 11, 2004 - August 11, 2004 (1 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Legislative keynote - AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting
Total Cost - $325.00

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
June 25, 2004 - June 26, 2004 (2 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - AFL-CIO Legislative Conference - Legislative update keynote
Total Cost - $647.00

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
June 14, 2003 - June 14, 2003 (1 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - Speak at immigration rally
Total Cost - $562.50

KENNEDY, EDWARD MOORE - Democratic Party
July 25, 2005 - July 25, 2005 (1 days)
Not specified
Purpose - Remarks/speech
Total Cost - $1,760.00

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

  • 08.19.14

    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.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.