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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

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

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Back to The Data

Office of

Bob Barr


Total cost of 39 office trips: $60,510.99


Trips by Bob Barr
Total cost of congressperson's 30 trips: $53,398.58

Destination: SEA ISLAND, GA
Sponsor: Awakening Atlanta Ga
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $950.94
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $674.60
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: BD. MTG./SPEECH
Date: Jan 15, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $959.51
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE
Sponsor: SOUTHERN REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 22, 2000
Expense: $275.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: NATIONAL FRANCHISE ASSN
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 9, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $588.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: INTERVIEW
Date: May 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $428.60
source

Destination: ABESCON, NJ
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $768.80
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 24, 2000
Expense: $615.00
source

Destination: HILTON HEAD, SC
Sponsor: Georgia Credit Union Affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 13, 2000
Expense: $358.40
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Citizens United
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,518.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jan 26, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,839.50
source

Destination: ARLINGTON, VA
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $542.10
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: HARVARD-BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 13, 2001
Expense: $554.65
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NORTH CAROLINA BANKERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 27, 2001
Expense: $784.50
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES-SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY AND FAIRBANKS REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY
Purpose: SPEECHES
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,022.00
source

Destination: SPCH. RICHMOND LAW SCHOOL FEDERALIST SOCIETY, RICHMOND
Sponsor: Federalist Society
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 2, 2001
Expense: $101.00
source

Destination: DXB-DOH
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING/SPEECH
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $18,000.00
source

Destination: LEBANON
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001
Expense: $280.00
source

Destination: EGYPT
Sponsor: Egypt's International Economic Forum
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,700.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL GOP
Purpose:
Date: Apr 24, 2001
Expense: $97.90
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $8,676.63
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Tau Kappa Epsilon
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $839.14
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,859.20
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: POLITICALLY INCORRECT & WEDNESDAY MORNING GROUP
Purpose: INTERVIEW & SPEECH
Date: Sep 27, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $692.18
source

Destination: LONG ISLAND
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 30, 2001
Expense: $2,100.82
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: SEMINOLE COUNTY FLORIDA REPUBLICAN PARTY
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,264.61
source

Destination: HAMPTON, GA
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 18, 2001
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: DCA
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: BOARD MEETING
Date: Jan 12, 2002
Expense: $1,173.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Feb 1, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,282.50
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bob Barr

Keri Allin
Jonathan Blyth
Sarah Dumont
Christopher Guith
Shannon Murray



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.