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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

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Office of

Harold Ford


Total cost of 79 office trips: $78,723.23


Trips by Harold Ford
Total cost of congressperson's 68 trips: $69,612.25

Destination: MEMPHIS-ORLANDO-NASHVILLE
Sponsor: NOVAGRADIC & COMPANY
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jan 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,341.00
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Destination: MEMPHIS-KNOVILLE
Sponsor: Dr Martin Luther King Jr Commemoration Commission of Greater Knoxville Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $593.00
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Destination: DC-NASHVILLE
Sponsor: WALKER & ASSOCIATES-MCEDUCATOR PRESS CONFERENCE
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Feb 10, 2000
Expense: $266.50
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Destination: MEMPHIS-NASHVILLE-NEW YORK
Sponsor: A Phillip Randolph Insitute
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $735.00
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Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: Warren Memorial United Methodist Church
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Mar 11, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $450.00
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Destination: MEMPHIS-SOUTH BEND, IN-COLUMBIA, SC
Sponsor: University of Notre Dame
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Apr 8, 2000
Expense: $944.00
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Destination: KNOXVILLE-NEW YORK-DC
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TOWN HALL MEETING-SPEAKER
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,051.00
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Destination: MEMPHIS-ORLANDO-DC
Sponsor: Tennessee Malt Beverage Association
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jul 9, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,127.00
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Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jul 23, 2000
Expense: $187.00
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Destination: CHICAGO-NY-DC
Sponsor: National Urban League
Purpose: SPEAKING-TOWN HALL MEETING
Date: Jul 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,094.00
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Destination: MEMPHIS-NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Tennessee Black Health Care Commission
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Aug 25, 2000
Expense: $563.00
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Destination: DENVER
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,203.00
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Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE & AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Sep 29, 2000
Expense: $142.00
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Destination: CHICAGO-NASHVILLE-DC
Sponsor: Meharry Medical College
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Oct 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $524.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-MIAMI-DC
Sponsor: Pegasus Airwave
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Dec 2, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,978.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-ORLANDO-NASHVILLE
Sponsor: NOVAGRADIC & COMPANY
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jan 5, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,393.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-BOSTON-MIAMI
Sponsor: African-American Student Union Harvard Business School
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Feb 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,443.00
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Destination: MEMPHIS-LAS VEGAS-NASHVILLE
Sponsor: University of Nevada
Purpose: SPEAKING-NATIONAL TRIO PROGRAM
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $772.00
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Destination: MEMPHIS-ORLANDO-MIAMI
Sponsor: Association of Black Cardiologists Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Mar 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $755.75
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL-DETROIT-DC
Sponsor: University of Michigan
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Mar 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,158.50
source

Destination: DC-INDIANAPOLIS-MEMPHIS
Sponsor: First Baptist Church of Indianapolis
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Apr 1, 2001
Expense: $842.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $976.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Dance Theatre of Harlem
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: May 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $910.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-NASHVILLE-PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Black Enterprise Unlimited
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: May 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,087.25
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: TELEVISION APPEARANCE-SPEAKING
Date: May 25, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $2,514.50
source

Destination: KNOXVILLE-MEMPHIS
Sponsor: 100 Black Men of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jun 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $616.09
source

Destination: MIAMI-CHICAGO-DC
Sponsor: Chicago Stock Exchange
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jun 8, 2001
Expense: $643.00
source

Destination: DETROIT
Sponsor: NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jun 15, 2001
Expense: $429.25
source

Destination: DC-MINNEAPOLIS-MEMPHIS
Sponsor: Points of Light Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jun 29, 2001
Expense: $756.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: SPEAKING-AWARD RECIPIENT
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $633.99
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Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: NAPIER-LOOBY BAR FOUNDATION INC
Purpose: SPEAKER
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $450.00
source

Destination: DETROIT-BOSTON-NEW YORK
Sponsor: MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $896.50
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Purpose: SPEAKER
Date: Jun 6, 2002
Expense: $300.00
source

Destination: MARTHA'S VINEYARD
Sponsor: THE PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jun 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,337.80
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-AUSTIN-DC
Sponsor: Dell Computer Corporation
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jul 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,170.85
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-ATLANTA-DC
Sponsor: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Purpose: SPEAKER
Date: Jul 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $753.50
source

Destination: KNOXVILLE
Sponsor: Austin East High School
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Aug 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $996.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS, TN-PHILADELPHIA, PA-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: University of Pennsylvania
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Expense: $860.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY-ST. THOMAS, VI-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: SPARKS COMPANIES
Purpose: SPEAK TO SPARCO MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVES AND EMPLOYEES REGARDING CONGRESSIONAL AGENDA
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,900.61
source

Destination: MEMPHIS, TN-DETROIT, MI-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: University of Michigan
Purpose: SPEECH TO GRADUATING CLASS ON NATIONAL PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA
Date: Apr 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,090.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-KNOXVILLE, TN-ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: University of Tennessee
Purpose: PUBLIC POLICY SPEECH TO GRADUATING CLASS
Date: May 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $227.87
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL-NEW YORK, NY-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: New York University
Purpose: SPEECH TO GRADUATING CLASS ON NATIONAL POLICY AGENDA
Date: May 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $815.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Meharry Medical College
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: May 17, 2003
Expense: $644.00
source

Destination: DC-CHICAGO-MEMPHIS
Sponsor: Williams Capital Group
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jul 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,366.30
source

Destination: DC-NEW ORLEANS-MEMPHIS
Sponsor: National Bar Association Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,105.50
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL-DESTIN, FL-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Tennessee Trucking Association
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Sep 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,682.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-DETROIT-KNOXVILLE
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,017.50
source

Destination: MILWAUKEE
Sponsor: National Urban League
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Oct 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $846.45
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Oct 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,413.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-ATLANTA-MIAMI
Sponsor: University of Georgia
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $248.50
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Tennessee Bar Association
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jan 17, 2004
Expense: $639.20
source

Destination: BOSTON-NEW YORK
Sponsor: Credit Suisse First Boston
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Jan 26, 2004
Expense: $669.22
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-NASHVILLE-DC
Sponsor: Tennessee Association for Home Care
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Apr 20, 2004
Expense: $680.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-BIRMINGHAM, AL-MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: University of Alabama
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: May 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,094.34
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-KNOXVILLE, TN-MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: Austin East High School
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: May 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $878.62
source

Destination: NASHVILLE-MIAMI
Sponsor: FDX Corporation
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 1, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,899.52
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Tennessee Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Oct 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $339.60
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PHILADELPHIA, PA-NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: University of Pennsylvania
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Nov 12, 2004
Expense: $432.11
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Nov 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $365.20
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL-TAMPA, FL-NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Outback Steakhouse Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING EVENT
Date: Jan 16, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $104.16
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY-KNOXVILLE, TN-MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: AKA 73RD SOUTH EASTERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE-HOTEL UNIVERSITY OF TN BLACK LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION-FLIGHT
Purpose: UT: JULIAN BLACKSHOW SCHOLARSHIP GALA SPEAKER AKA: UNDERGRADUATE LUNCHEON SPEAKER
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,136.30
source

Destination: BALTIMORE-NASHVILLE, TN-NY, NY
Sponsor: Wilson County Civic League
Purpose: ANNUAL BANQUET GUEST SPEAKER
Date: Apr 16, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $756.90
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: 100 Black Men of America and affiliates
Purpose: 14TH ANNUAL DINNER GALA SPEAKER
Date: Apr 23, 2005
Expense: $179.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS TN-DESTIN FL-NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: MEMPHIS BAR ASSOCIATION
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,181.86
source

Destination: KNOXVILLE, TN
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING EVENT: FREEDOM FUND DINNER
Date: Jun 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $517.60
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-VAIL, CO
Sponsor: Alliance for School Choice
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Aug 4, 2005
Expense: $1,489.81
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN-BENTONVILLE, AR-CHATTANOOGA, TN
Sponsor: Wal-Mart
Purpose: WAL-MART BUSINESS LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES
Date: Aug 23, 2005
Expense: $5,467.50
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: TN BLACK HEALTH CARE COMMISSION/TN DEPT OF HEALTH
Purpose: ANNUAL HEALTH SUMMIT OF MINORITY COMMUNITIES LUNCHEON SPEAKER
Date: Aug 26, 2005
Expense: $529.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Harold Ford

Anthony Coley
Henry Dixon
Seth Hanlon
Luke Iglehart
Scott Keefer
Danielle Mitchell
Daraka Satcher
Robert Sepucha
Zac Wright



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.