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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

Jo Ann Emerson


Total cost of 36 office trips: $95,207.51


Trips by Jo Ann Emerson
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $44,920.55

Destination: JEFFERSON CITY
Sponsor: MISSOURI BAR ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO JUDGE THE MISSOURI BAR ASSOCIATION'S "WE THE PEOPLE" STATE FINALS COMPETITION.
Date: Jan 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $152.83
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM & MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,170.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,492.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS TO HAVANA, CUBA AND RETURNING
Sponsor: USA Rice Federation
Purpose: PROMOTE SALES OF U.S. AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES TO CUBA
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,828.00
source

Destination: RODE THE ACELA ON THE NORTH-EAST CORRIDOR
Sponsor: Amtrak
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 22, 2001
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, VARADERO & SANTIAGO, CUBA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: EXPLORE CUBA TRADE OPTIONS & BENEFITS
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,420.50
source

Destination: MEXICO
Sponsor: CONWAY DATA & CONTINENTAL AIRLINES
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL SUMMIT
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $4,300.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 27, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,457.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $191.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,035.00
source

Destination: MIAMI TO HAVANA TO VARADERO TO HAVANA TO MIAMI
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND RESEARCH FOR FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-KOLOA, HAWAII-ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $13,531.60
source

Destination: NAPA, CA
Sponsor: America's Trust Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN SEMINARS ON LEGISLATIVE ISSUES INCLUDING DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS IN CA, PORT CAPACITY AND SECURITY ISSUES, AND WINE INDUSTRY CONCERNS (DIRECT MARKETING AND CONSOLIDATION IN THE INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $10,284.43
source

Destination: DELAWARE, OH
Sponsor: OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
Purpose: GRADUATION SPEECH
Date: May 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $300.17
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jo Ann Emerson

Jordan Bernstein
Eric David
Anthony Eberhard
Atalie Ebersole
Grant Erdel
Serena Lowe
Hallie Masanchedc
Dana Mcgilton
John Slotman
Seaver Sowers



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.