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.

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

Richard Baker


Total cost of 49 office trips: $80,133.62


Trips by Richard Baker
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $26,370.84

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: MERRILL LYNCH, NYSE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $680.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Global Association of Risk Professionals
Purpose:
Date: Jan 31, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $765.00
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: FINANCIAL SERVICES & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,950.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: MERRILL LYNCH, FANNIE MAE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 24, 2000
Expense: $330.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: MEETING/SEMINAR
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,771.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,265.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Nov 26, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,910.50
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: STEPHENS INC
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,700.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO SIA'S LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,687.50
source

Destination: DCA-KONA-BTR
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT VARIOUS MEETINGS AT THEIR CONFERENCE AND REVIEWED HOUSING ISSUES
Date: Apr 6, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $9,311.84
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Richard Baker

C Scott Canady
J Patrick Cave
Charlotte Collins
Stuart Crigler
Paul Eubanks
Kevin Kirchner
Gretchen Lindquist
Lisa Mortier
Paul Sawyer
Fraser Verrusio
Thomas 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.