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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

Fred Thompson


Total cost of 37 office trips: $73,326.87


Trips by Fred Thompson
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $33,904.51

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: International Mass Retail Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $11,417.08
source

Destination: SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: INTERNET DEFENSE SUMMIT (SPONSORED BY SRI INTERNATIONAL, ATOMIC TANGERINE AND FORBES ASAP)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 8, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $4,220.62
source

Destination: PIGEON FORGE, TN
Sponsor: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Smoky Mountains
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 12, 2000
Expense: $958.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON DENNIS MILLER LIVE ON JULY 7
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,843.95
source

Destination: WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Sponsor: NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ETHICS IN FILMMAKING
Date: Nov 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,391.31
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,709.00
source

Destination: CHATTANOOGA, TN
Sponsor: Bethlehem Center Chattanooga Tennessee
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 30, 2001
Expense: $727.50
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: TO MODERATE AND PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Jul 22, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $480.00
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,240.05
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - NASHVILLE
Sponsor: First Farmers & Merchants National Bank
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 12, 2001
Expense: $426.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - NASHVILLE
Sponsor: American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers
Purpose: ASCAP EVENT
Date: Oct 18, 2001
Expense: $426.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: TO MODERATE AND PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Jun 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,692.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Gannett Corporation
Purpose: DEBATE AT USA TODAY FORUM
Date: Oct 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,373.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Fred Thompson

Bob Davis
Mark Esper
Stephanie Henning
Elizabeth Jarvis
Rachel Jones
Susan Marshall
Powell Moore
Paul Noe
Robert Shea
Hannah Sistare
Harvey Valentine
Elizabeth Wood
Henry Wray



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.