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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

Ernest Istook


Total cost of 28 office trips: $91,427.32


Trips by Ernest Istook
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $72,810.57

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $387.00
source

Destination: UNION STATION TO THE GREENBRIER TO UNION STATION
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE, MD.
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $441.00
source

Destination: OKLAHOMA CITY TO SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Washington Policy Center
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE & NEEDS.
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,258.63
source

Destination: PRAGUE TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA TO BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Sponsor: Center for First Principles
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - MEETINGS WITH US EMBASSY & GOVT. OFFICIALS IN EUROPE.
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $17,819.68
source

Destination: DANA POINT, CA
Sponsor: General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT BEFORE THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. MEETING.
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,621.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD OUR SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,611.00
source

Destination: LIHUE, KAUAI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTEND 2004 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $12,850.75
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY TO HAWTHORNE, NY
Sponsor: IBM Corporation
Purpose: TOUR IBM NY RESEARCH FACILITIES
Date: Oct 1, 2004
Expense: $387.92
source

Destination: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK TO CHINA
Sponsor: Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO EXPAND TRADE RELATIONS BETWEEN OKLAHOMA AND CHINA
Date: Nov 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $13,848.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: MEMBER-SPOUSE RETREAT ON "HISTORICAL MEMORY & HEALING"
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,128.28
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC TO CHICAGO, IL. TO LOS ANGELES, CA. TO KONA, HAWAII. RETURN FROM KONA, HAWAII TO CHICAGO, IL TO OKC, OKLAHOMA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN THE AAAE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $12,239.02
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,300.41
source

Destination: FORT MYERS, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN THE CLUB FOR GROWTH'S ECONOMIC WINTER CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,859.30
source

Destination: MALIBU, CA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY AND THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION CONFERENCE ON ENTITLEMENT REFORM
Date: Aug 15, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,856.58
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ernest Istook

John Albaugh
Kurt Conrad
William Duncan
Deborah Shelby
Micah Swatford
Devery Youngblood



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.