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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.

Recent Posts

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    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.

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.

Back to The Data

Office of

Jim Kolbe


Total cost of 46 office trips: $143,341.30


Trips by Jim Kolbe
Total cost of congressperson's 31 trips: $91,698.78

Destination: HILTON HEAD, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Date: Dec 28, 1999 (5 days)
Expense: $1,272.60
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $6,894.50
source

Destination: GREENSBORO, NC
Sponsor: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Purpose: BOARD OF DIRECTORS RETREAT
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $307.40
source

Destination: TORONTO, CANADA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: RETURN TO WASHINGTON FOR MEDIA APPEARANCE
Date: Aug 5, 2000
Expense: $455.04
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, AK
Sponsor: National Parks & Conservation Association
Purpose: NATIONAL PARKS SITE VISITS
Date: Aug 9, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $2,046.29
source

Destination: TUCSON, AZ - DAVOS, SWITZERLAND - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Date: Jan 24, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $3,650.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL - CANCUN, MEXICO - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: FORUM MEETINGS
Date: Feb 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,465.00
source

Destination: DC - SANTA FE, NM - TUCSON, AZ
Sponsor: Council of State Governments
Purpose: 2 SPEECHES
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $776.62
source

Destination: DENVER, CO
Sponsor: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Purpose: BOARD OF TRUSTEES RETREAT
Date: Jun 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $715.00
source

Destination: MONTREAL, CANADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,282.24
source

Destination: TUCSON, AZ - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: American Australian Education Leadership Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN LEGISLATIVE MEETINGS
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $4,717.60
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINARS
Date: Dec 28, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,855.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FORUM
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,833.50
source

Destination: AUCKLAND, NZ
Sponsor: United States - New Zealand Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN BI-LATERAL MEETING
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $9,263.00
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND-DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: FORUM PARTICIPATION
Date: Jan 21, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $7,004.22
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA-HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Inter-American Dialogue
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,640.00
source

Destination: DC-SOTOGRANDE, SPAIN
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,186.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-HELSINKI, FINLAND-TUCSON, AZ
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN POLITICAL ISLAM CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $4,420.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-BOSTON, MA-TUCSON, AZ
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAKING TO SEVERAL STUDY GROUPS
Date: Oct 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,224.75
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM MEETINGS AS PART OF CODEL PORTMAN.
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $864.01
source

Destination: SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR
Sponsor: International Republican Institute
Purpose: ELECTION MONITORING
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,735.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-BARCELONA, SPAIN-LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG-TUCSON, AZ
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,627.40
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Purpose: BOARD OF DIRECTORS RETREAT
Date: Jun 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,762.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE SESSIONS.
Date: Dec 28, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,889.20
source

Destination: TUCZON, AZ - JACKSONVILLE, FL - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Leaders Project
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE "THE US AND THE MUSLIM WORLD: THROUGH EACH OTHERS EYES"
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $803.30
source

Destination: TUCZON, AZ-BOSTON, MA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN FORUM AND TEACH CLASSES
Date: Mar 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,288.47
source

Destination: TUCZON, AZ-SHANGHAI, CHINA-NANJING, CHINA-XIAN, CHINA-BEIJING, CHINA-NAGOYA, JAPAN- WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE (CHINA), GERMAN MARSHALL FUND (JAPAN)
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS CONFERENCE (CHINA), TO PARTICIPATE IN TRADE & POVERTY FORUM (JAPAN)
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $11,852.95
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Sponsor: MINNEAPOLIS FOUNDATION & HUMPHREY INSTITUTE POLICY FORUM
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN 2 PUBLIC POLICY FORUMS.
Date: Apr 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $2,030.00
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE WITH EUROPEAN LEGISLATORS
Date: May 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,088.37
source

Destination: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: Australian American Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEADERSHIP DIALOGUE MEETINGS
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $5,185.82
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK-TUCSON, ARIZONA
Sponsor: William Jefferson Clinton Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN TRADE PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Sep 16, 2005
Expense: $1,562.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Kolbe

Patrick Baugh
Everett Eissenstat
Omar Khawaja
Patricia Klein
Frances Mcnaught
Kevin Messner
Sean Mulvaney
Petra Maria Quiroga



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.