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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

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Back to The Data

Office of

Bill Frist


Total cost of 148 office trips: $258,358.94


Trips by Bill Frist
Total cost of congressperson's 19 trips: $35,378.61

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MIAMI, FL TO TURNBERRY ISLE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAKER AT BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,354.45
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 22, 2002
Expense: $3,467.91
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $5,077.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Business Counsel Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,982.00
source

Destination: PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: Princeton University
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,552.19
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Morehouse School of Medicine
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,497.47
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,843.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,399.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: Achievement Technologies Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Sep 19, 2003
Expense: $5,135.42
source

Destination: ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Samaritan's Purse
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,524.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: American College of Surgeons
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $677.48
source

Destination: MIDDLEBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,429.00
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA AND NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRAMAGE
Date: Feb 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,936.00
source

Destination: CHAD, SUDAN AND KENYA
Sponsor: Samaritan's Purse
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 6, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,594.41
source

Destination: SUDAN
Sponsor: SUDAN PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY/MOVEMENT
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $67.00
source

Destination: KENYA
Sponsor: TENWEK HOSPITAL
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 10, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $70.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 18, 2004
Expense: $382.64
source

Destination: MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: PITTCO INC
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,616.35
source

Destination: KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Association of Home Builders
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 15, 2005
Expense: $773.29
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bill Frist

Mitch Bainwol
Talibah Bayles
Andrea Becker
David Broome
Jeremy Burton
Margaret Camp
Eric Cleland
Thomas Craig
Meredith Davis
Robert Duncan
Mark Esper
Tracy Garrett
Allen Hicks
James Hippe
James Hippe
G William Hoagland
Rob Hoppin
Elizabeth Jarvis
Mary Johnson
Rohit Kumar
Dave Larson
Allison Martin
Meredith Medley
Allen Moore
William Moore
Andy Olson
David Olson
Michael Painter
Lee Rawlo
Emily Reynolds
Helen Rhee
Jennifer Romans
Dean Rosen
Edward Russell
Elizabeth Scanlon
Ken Scroggs
Nicholas Smith
Monica Tencate
Eric Ueland
Jon Vaden
Bart Verhulst
Alex Vogel
Matthew Wallace
Bill Wichterman
Parker Wood



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.