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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

Sam Brownback


Total cost of 69 office trips: $131,319.15


Trips by Sam Brownback
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $24,219.20

Destination: SEA ISLAND, GA
Sponsor: Awakening Atlanta Ga
Purpose: KEY NOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $862.00
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: RIGHT TO LIFE OF LOUISVILLE KY
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT GALA BANQUET
Date: Apr 19, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,094.50
source

Destination: ANN ARBOR MI
Sponsor: Ave Maria School of Law
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Sep 27, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $155.84
source

Destination: MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
Sponsor: Ave Maria List
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 15, 2002
Expense: $1,144.15
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM AND MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $498.00
source

Destination: DENVER, COLORADO
Sponsor: Archdiocese of Denver
Purpose: DELIVER 1ST ANNUAL ROBERT CASEY LECTURE ON FAITH & PUBLIC LIFE
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $300.00
source

Destination: ANN ARBOR, MI
Sponsor: Ave Maria School of Law
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 18, 2003
Expense: $7,362.73
source

Destination: TOPEKA, KANSAS TO SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: American Center for Law & Justice
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 12, 2005
Expense: $10,074.80
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: REGENT UNIVERSITY
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 12, 2005
Expense: $933.71
source

Destination: BOSTON AND MANCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: PRO LIFE LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
Purpose: RECEIVED AN AWARD
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $642.90
source

Destination: DES MOINES, IOWA AND GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Allegan County Republican Party
Purpose: KEY NOTE SPEAKER
Date: May 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,150.57
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sam Brownback

Courtney Anderson
J Thomas Brady
Doug Branch
Joshua Carter
Glen Chambers
Landon Fulmer
Cherie Harder
Sara Hessenflow
Erik Hotunire
Karen Knutson
Kevin Krufky
John Miller
Maggie Nelson
Jana Novak
Brent Orrell
Sharon Payt
Jim Rowland
Hannah Royal
Anna Shopey
George Stafford
Howard Waltzman
Rob Wasinger
Katherine Weyforth
Heather Wingate
James Wolff
La Rochelle Young



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.