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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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  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

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Back to The Data

Office of

Frank Murkowski


Total cost of 79 office trips: $205,977.40


Trips by Frank Murkowski
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $56,177.47

Destination: LONDON AND MADRID
Sponsor: BP, RIO TINTO, EDISON ELECTRIC INSTITUTE
Purpose: WORLD ENERGY BRIEFINGS BY BP, INTL. MINERAL MARKET FORECAST FOR 2000 AND BEYOND BRIEFINGS BY RIO TINTO, MEETING WITH SPANISH ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION AND A SITE VISIT TO THEIR NUCLEAR PLANT FACILITIES
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,644.37
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: MGN Inc
Purpose: SITE VISIT, SKULL VALLEY NUCLEAR DISPOSAL SITE
Date: Feb 14, 2000
Expense: $2,842.06
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPANT, GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,392.60
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Pacific Seafood Processors Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 27, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $6,508.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIAR, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEECH AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jul 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,690.45
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA (MINN. TO PHILA. TO DC)
Sponsor: US Association for Energy Economics
Purpose: SPEECH TO ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 25, 2000
Expense: $1,387.00
source

Destination: TUSCON, AZ
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: SPEECH AND DISCUSSION PANEL PARTICIPANT AT THE INSTITUTE'S CEO MEETING
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $6,234.29
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Conoco Phillips
Purpose: SHIP CHRISTENING
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,571.88
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE VALDEZ FAIRBANKS, DEADHORSE, KATAVIK NULGOUT ABD, BURROW, ALEXA
Sponsor: ALYESKA PIPELINE SERVICES CO., ERA AVIATION
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RELATED TO THE EXPLORATION DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPORTATION OF OIL AND GAS FROM THE ALASKA NORTH SLOPE AND ASSOCIATED COMMUNITIES
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,340.00
source

Destination: BIG SPRING, TEXAS
Sponsor: TXU Corporation
Purpose: WIND POWER TOUR AND ENERGY/NUCLEAR BRIEFING
Date: Apr 27, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,556.00
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Williams Companies
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $4,747.00
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $9,844.92
source

Destination: TALKEETNA, ALASKA
Sponsor: Waterfall Committee
Purpose: ALASKA 2001 YOUTH SUMMIT
Date: Oct 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,906.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL OVERVIEW CRUISE
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,512.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Frank Murkowski

James Beirne
Joseph Brenckle
Colleen Deegan
Christine Drager
David Dye
Isaac Edwards
Kathleen Elder
Ivette Fernandez
Charles Freeman
David Garman
Joel Gilbertson
Kelly Johnson
Daniel Kish
Andrew Lundquist
Brian Malnak
Nancy Murkowski
Kristin Phillips
Howard Useem
William Woolf



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.