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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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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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Back to The Data

Office of

David Bonior


Total cost of 34 office trips: $66,775.88


Trips by David Bonior
Total cost of congressperson's 21 trips: $29,245.55

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,914.10
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Date: Feb 11, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,554.75
source

Destination: TEANECK, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $399.50
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,725.92
source

Destination: PAKISTAN INDIA KASHMIR
Sponsor: AMERICANS FOR PEACE IN SOUTH ASIA - PAKISTAN ANANT EDUCATION & RURAL DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION - INDIA KASHMIR
Purpose: EDUCATION FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 21, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $10,265.00
source

Destination: BOSTON - NEWARK - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 17, 2000
Expense: $479.50
source

Destination: DETROIT
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose:
Date: Jul 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS - CHICAGO - DETROIT
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS PAID FOR AIRFARE - NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS - HOTEL
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $564.06
source

Destination: NEW YORK, N.Y.
Sponsor: LABORER'S INTERNATIONAL UNION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 12, 2000
Expense: $415.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Muslim Arab Youth Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Dec 22, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,404.00
source

Destination: DETROIT - LOS ANGELES - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,568.22
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-D.C. - WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, W. VA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose:
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $475.00
source

Destination: MT. PLEASANT, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: International Union of Operating Engineers
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $168.54
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union (IAM)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $715.85
source

Destination: HARBOR SPRINGS MICHIGAN
Sponsor: National Association of Letter Carriers
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $259.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - CHICAGO - DETROIT
Sponsor: AFSCME (American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2001
Expense: $1,447.50
source

Destination: SAGINAW - CHICAGO - DETROIT
Sponsor: Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 7, 2001
Expense: $509.00
source

Destination: HARBOR SPRINGS, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $258.11
source

Destination: ONAWAY, MICHIGAN (BLACK LAKE)
Sponsor: United Auto Workers
Purpose: SPEAKERS ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $270.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: PAKISTANI ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 20, 2002
Expense: $225.00
source

Destination: DETROIT-LAS VEGAS-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: United Auto Workers
Purpose: SPEAKERS ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $526.60
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of David Bonior

Amina Akbar
Edward Bruley
Mary Doroshenk
Sarah Dufendach
Kathleen Gille
Erich Pfuehler
Allison Remsen



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.