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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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  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

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Back to The Data

Office of

Wally Herger


Total cost of 63 office trips: $159,526.56


Trips by Wally Herger
Total cost of congressperson's 21 trips: $60,810.38

Destination: MC CLOUD, CA
Sponsor: KLAMATH ALLIANCE FOR RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL WOODS TOUR
Date: Jun 18, 1999 (3 days)
Expense: $1,007.56
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,952.00
source

Destination: JFK, ROME
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $9,050.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CATS RETREAT, EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $595.72
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,823.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination: CALIFORNIA WOODS TOUR
Sponsor: KLAMATH ALLIANCE FOR RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL WOODS TOUR
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $895.02
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,470.00
source

Destination: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2001 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (16 days)
Expense: $12,286.16
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: 2002 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,092.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: WELFARE REFORM RETREAT
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,111.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: RSC EDUCATIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Western Watch Foundation
Purpose: WESTERN WATCH FOUNDATION POLICY FORUM
Date: Jun 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,517.72
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose:
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: WASH; DC-DENVER, CO-SACRAMENTO, CA
Sponsor: WESTERN WATCH/PARTNERSHIP FOR THE WEST
Purpose: PARTNERSHIP FOR THE WEST GRASSROOTS ACTION SUMMIT
Date: Sep 26, 2003
Expense: $946.48
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO, CA TO ONTARIO, CA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,065.46
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO, CA - SAN DIEGO, CA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,805.26
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $670.06
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.54
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO ORLANDO FL BACK TO SACRAMENTO, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: ANNUAL CONFERENCE. CONGRESSMAN HERGER INVITED AS A SPEAKER
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $5,697.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO HAVANA CUBA TO SACRAMENTO CA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING, EDUCATIONAL, MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,502.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Wally Herger

Derek Harley
Daniel Maclean
John Magill
Alexander Oehler
Fran Peace
Paul Poteet
Nikki Robinson



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.