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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

  • 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.

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NBC/Discovery Channel - $59,209.53 spent on 34 trips
66.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
34.0% spent on Republican Party

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
May 13, 2000 - May 14, 2000 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Interview
Total Cost - $428.00

BUYER, STEVE - Republican Party
March 2, 2003 - March 3, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Town hall meeting on The Today Show
Total Cost - $810.00

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
July 31, 2003 - August 5, 2003 (6 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Keynote speaker for GE Medical System CEO Healthcare Symposium
Total Cost - $5,272.31

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
August 4, 2001 - August 7, 2001 (4 days)
Anaheim, CA
Co-sponsor(s): MIS Training Institute, ABC News
Purpose - Speech to MIS on information / Internet security issues, meetings with Disney executives on legislative issues, speech to Universal employees on intellectual property issues.
Total Cost - $2,011.63

GRAHAM, LINDSEY OLIN - Republican Party
March 1, 2003 - March 1, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $601.50

HYDE, HENRY JOHN - Republican Party
September 29, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Television appearance
Total Cost - $9,000.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
September 23, 2000 - September 23, 2000 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $4,300.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
January 6, 2001 - January 7, 2001 (2 days)
Wilmington, DE
Purpose - appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $775.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
June 16, 2001 - June 17, 2001 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $419.76

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
September 8, 2001 - September 9, 2001 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $1,942.99

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
September 29, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - appearance on "Meet the Press". Laurel, DE - Washington, DC
Total Cost - $1,040.70

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
February 4, 2003 - February 4, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on NBC's "Today" Show
Total Cost - $147.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
May 5, 2003 - May 5, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $294.05

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
May 25, 2003 - May 25, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose -
Total Cost - $1,438.20

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
July 20, 2003 - July 20, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $1,438.20

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
August 23, 2003 - August 24, 2003 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $2,979.50

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
October 11, 2003 - October 12, 2003 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $6,983.90

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
May 16, 2004 - May 16, 2004 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - One way airfare subsequent to an appearance on "Meet the Press". One way airfare from Washington DC-Chicago, IL
Total Cost - $765.00

DURBIN, RICHARD J - Democratic Party
September 17, 2000 - September 18, 2000 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appear on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $9,550.00

KERRY, JOHN F - Democratic Party
October 2, 2002 - October 2, 2002 (1 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose -
Total Cost - $620.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
January 28, 2001 - January 28, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Meet the Press
Total Cost - $135.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
April 29, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Meet the Press
Total Cost - $135.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
June 10, 2001 - June 10, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Meet the Press
Total Cost - $142.50

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
April 27, 2001 - April 27, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Today Show
Total Cost - $135.00

CARNAHAN, JEAN - Democratic Party
January 10, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - appearance on "The Today Show"
Total Cost - $552.34

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM - Democratic Party
November 20, 2002 - November 20, 2002 (1 days)
White Plains, NY
Purpose - Travel for appearance on MSNBC
Total Cost - $216.50

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 7, 2003 (1 days)
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Purpose - To appear on the TV program "Louis Ruckeyser's Wall Street"
Total Cost - $383.00

SCHUMER, CHARLES E - Democratic Party
July 1, 2001 - July 1, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $1,540.00

MCCAIN, JOHN S - Republican Party
April 23, 2003 - April 23, 2003 (1 days)
Indianapolis, IN
Purpose - Interview with Chris Matthews "Hardball"
Total Cost - $1,913.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
August 1, 2004 - August 1, 2004 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $1,074.45

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
February 27, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $1,450.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
December 19, 2004 - December 19, 2004 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $500.00

CASTLE, MICHAEL N - Republican Party
June 26, 2005 - June 26, 2005 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Participate in a Discovery Channel special
Total Cost - $100.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
June 12, 2005 - June 12, 2005 (1 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $115.00

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.