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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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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

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Office of

Dennis Kucinich


Total cost of 55 office trips: $65,138.75


Trips by Dennis Kucinich
Total cost of congressperson's 44 trips: $43,166.71

Destination: NY CITY
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose:
Date: Jan 12, 1998 (1 day)
Expense: $1,096.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: APPEAR AT A COMEDY FORUM IN MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Date: Jan 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,000.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON
Sponsor: American Federation of Government Employees
Purpose: SPEECH BEFORE NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Feb 27, 2000
Expense: $587.00
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: University of Texas
Purpose: SPEECH & PANEL SEMINAR
Date: Apr 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $670.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Americans for Democratic Action
Purpose: SPEECH & PANEL SEMINAR
Date: Apr 8, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $920.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Eath Day 2000
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 24, 2000
Expense: $1,109.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Purpose: WEB/TELEVISION INTERVIEW
Date: Apr 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,605.00
source

Destination: SPEECH BEFORE CONVENTION (KEYNOTE)
Sponsor: NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Sep 20, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $283.25
source

Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Nov 12, 2000
Expense: $1,055.00
source

Destination: CLEVELAND, LOUISVILLE KY
Sponsor: EarthSave
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Nov 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $128.80
source

Destination: CLEVELAND, NEW YORK CITY, WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Directors Guild of America
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,774.00
source

Destination: CLEVELAND, MARQUETTE, MICH.
Sponsor: Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jan 17, 2001
Expense: $1,083.00
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE
Sponsor: NATIONAL NUTRITIONAL FOODS ASSOCIATION
Purpose:
Date: Apr 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $682.39
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC (PROVIDED A CAR)
Sponsor: American Public Power Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Jun 18, 2001
Expense: $50.00
source

Destination: CLEVELAND, LA, WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Americans for Democratic Action
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Jun 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,769.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER
Sponsor: COUNCIL OF CANADIANS
Purpose:
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,095.60
source

Destination: CLEVELAND, NYC, DC
Sponsor: Institute for Policy Studies
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Oct 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $921.05
source

Destination: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Sponsor: PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR GLOBAL ACTION
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,167.10
source

Destination: GW CAMPUS
Sponsor: Judicial Watch
Purpose: CAR RIDE TO INTERVIEW
Date: Feb 5, 2002
Expense: $45.00
source

Destination: LA
Sponsor: Americans for Democratic Action
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $368.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN FRANCISCO
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,118.74
source

Destination: NEWARK
Sponsor: New Jersey Peace Action
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Apr 21, 2002
Expense: $439.00
source

Destination: WASH DC-SEATTLE WA.-EUGENE OR.-CLEVELAND OH.
Sponsor: WESTERN STATES CAUCUS, EUGENE CHILDRENS PEACE ACEDEMY
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: May 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $836.00
source

Destination: CLEVELAND - LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: NATIONAL NUTRITIONAL FOODS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $549.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS - DUBROVNIK, CROROTA - CLEVELAND
Sponsor: PRAXIS PEACE INSTITUTE
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS, CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $5,958.16
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,219.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: EarthSave
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Jun 22, 2002
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: CLEVELAND - NYC - WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL HUMAN REPORT FOUNDERS GROUP
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Jul 15, 2002
Expense: $737.00
source

Destination: DETROIT - NYC
Sponsor: Global Renaissance Allia
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Jul 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $544.00
source

Destination: P.O.D.-ATLANTA, GA DESTINATION-GREAT FALLS, MT RETURN-CLEVELAND, OH
Sponsor: THE MONTANA HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,198.64
source

Destination: SEATTLE/TACOMA, WA
Sponsor: AMERICA IN SOLIDARITY/PIERCE COUNTY CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $983.79
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SAN FRANCISCO, CA-ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Sponsor: Peace Alliance Foundation
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $794.18
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Unity on the River
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 12, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $613.56
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO
Sponsor: Ethical Society of St Louis
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 3, 2005
Expense: $383.80
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH-LOS ANGELES, CA-PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: ARTIVIST FILM FESTIVAL
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Apr 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $384.40
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Unitarian Universalist Church at Shelter rock
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $671.90
source

Destination: PORTLAND, ME-BANGOR, ME
Sponsor: MAINE PEGDE'S ALLIANCE, ISLAND PEACE & JUSTICE, BANDAIN COLLEGE DEMOCRATS
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: May 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,032.25
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-LOS ANGELES, CA-CLEVELAND, OH
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL LONGSHORE & WAREHOUSE UNION LOCAL 13
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: May 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $904.20
source

Destination: ALIQUIPPA, PA
Sponsor: 4TH CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE FOR NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: May 21, 2005
Expense: $119.20
source

Destination: CLEVELAND, OH-NEW YORK, NY-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: PARLIAMENTARY NETWORK FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS-UN
Date: May 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $813.15
source

Destination: CLEVELAND, OH-LOS ANGELES, CA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Jun 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,026.80
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Jain Center of Northern California
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Jul 1, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,281.54
source

Destination: CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
Sponsor: LINN COUNTY CENTRAL DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Jul 16, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $291.71
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-ALBANY, NY-CLEVELAND, OH
Sponsor: Kushi Institute
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Jul 30, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $807.50
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Dennis Kucinich

Souheila Al-Jadda
Jaron Bourke
Martin Gelfand
Arun Ivatury
Michael Oswalt
Auke Piersma
Kathie Scarrah
Samantha Spinney



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.