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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

Paul David Wellstone


Total cost of 21 office trips: $26,307.08


Trips by Paul David Wellstone
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $21,563.08

Destination: SALTLAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: SUE ARENDS OR LELAND SWENSON PRES NATIONAL FARMER'S UNION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,402.00
source

Destination: RALEIGH/DURHAM, N.C
Sponsor: University of North Carolina
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Date: Mar 24, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,409.64
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-NEW YORK CITY, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,672.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - VIA CHICAGO TO MADISON, WI - MSP
Sponsor: MIKE MOSKOFF MADISON COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 12, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,461.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 20, 2000
Expense: $331.00
source

Destination: PDW-MINNEAPOLIS-NEW ORLEANS SHEILA WELLSTONE-NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND CONCILIATION COURTS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,661.40
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: PHILADELPHIA COMMON CAUSE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 31, 2000
Expense: $1,111.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA-MINNEAPOLIS-LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: United Steelworkers of America
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,306.10
source

Destination: SAN FRAN-CA-OAKLAND CA.
Sponsor: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Sep 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,683.89
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,787.00
source

Destination: NYC, NY
Sponsor: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,225.01
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS MN-TO CLEVELAND, OHIO TO WASHINGTON D.C.
Sponsor: National Jewish Democratic Council
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 25, 2001
Expense: $1,579.00
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS, MN-NEW YORK CITY-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: RANDOM HOUSE INC. LIN FORGANTTI
Purpose: INTERVIEW-SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 16, 2001
Expense: $1,373.01
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: RANDOM HOUSE INC. LIN FORGANTTI
Purpose: INTERVIEW-SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $986.78
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Citizen Action/Illinois
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 28, 2001
Expense: $574.25
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Paul David Wellstone

Mark Anderson
John Gilman
Rachel Gragg
Perry Lange
Colin Mcginnis
Richard Mckeon



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.