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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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Back to The Data

Office of

Mike Pence


Total cost of 30 office trips: $47,226.67


Trips by Mike Pence
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $25,713.52

Destination: RSC RETREAT
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $385.36
source

Destination:
Sponsor: THE ASPEN INSTITUTE-(THE MIKE PENCE COMMITTEE PAID REGISTRATION FEES OF
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination: IAD-BERLIN, GERMANY AND RETURN
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONFERENCE ON INTERNL. TERRORISM
Date: Sep 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,266.58
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $347.00
source

Destination: EVANSVILLE, IN
Sponsor: VANDERBURG CO RIGHT TO LIFE (TRAVEL & MEALS) TRI-STATE ATHLETIC CLUB (LODGING)
Purpose: OFFICIAL; PROMOTE PROLIFE ISSUES TO STATE OF INDIANA
Date: Apr 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO NAPLES, FL; SPEAK TO RIGHT TO WORK NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Sponsor: NATIONAL RIGHT TO WORK COMMITTEE
Purpose: OFFICIAL; PROMOTE RIGHT TO WORK ISSUES
Date: Jan 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,256.78
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO THE GREENBRIER FOR THE 2003 CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: OFFICIAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT - EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO BOSTON, MA; SPEAK TO 2003 ANNUAL LEADERSHIP DINNER
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: OFFICIAL; PROMOTE PRO-ISRAEL ISSUES
Date: May 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $654.56
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO PALM BEACH, FL; SPEAK ON PANEL AT 2003 RESTORATION WEEKEND
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: OFFICIAL; PROMOTE GOVERNMENT & CONSERVATIVE ISSUES
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,809.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP AS A MEMBER OF MIDEAST & CENTRAL ASIA SUBCOMMITTEE ON IR COMMITTEE
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $8,871.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $484.46
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL POLICY
Purpose: OFFICIAL; PROMOTE CONGRESSIONAL & CONSERVATIVE NATIONAL ISSUES
Date: Mar 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,114.40
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: OFFICIAL; PROMOTE CONGRESSIONAL & CONSERVATIVE NATIONAL ISSUES
Date: Apr 30, 2004
Expense: $648.19
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: Richard Norman Co
Purpose: OFFICIAL; SPEAK TO PROMOTE CONGRESSIONAL & CONSERVATIVE NATIONAL ISSUES
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $259.88
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,300.41
source

Destination: MALIBU, CA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose:
Date: Aug 15, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,761.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mike Pence

Ron Arnold
Skip Brown
Sheila Cole
Ryan Fisher
Leanne Holdman
Matt Lloyd
William Smith
Paul Teller
Patrick Wilson



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.