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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

Bernard Sanders


Total cost of 21 office trips: $38,089.49


Trips by Bernard Sanders
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $27,937.70

Destination: LA, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Americans for Democratic Action
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT ADA CONFERENCE & PARCIPATE IN CONFERENCE MEETINGS
Date: Apr 7, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,263.35
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA; NEW ORLEANS LA
Sponsor: Georgetown University
Purpose: TO SPEAK/PARTICIPATE: TRAINING INSTITUTES 2000-G. UNIVERSITY
Date: Jun 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $958.21
source

Destination: FLIGHTS FROM SAN FRANCISCO, CA TO LOS ANGELES AND LOS ANGELES TO BARLINGTON, VERMON
Sponsor: American Booksellers Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL AND EVENTS AT BOOK EXPO CONVENTION
Date: May 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $854.50
source

Destination: TORONTO, CANADA
Sponsor: American Library Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK ABOUT LIBRARY LEGISLATION AT THE JOINT AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION AND CANADIAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 21, 2003
Expense: $1,198.57
source

Destination: BURLINGTON, VT TO BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: NEW ENGLAND BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE NEW ENGLAND BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION TRADE SHOW AND CONFERENCE ON THE PATRIOT ACT AND CIVIL LIBERTIES
Date: Oct 25, 2003
Expense: $223.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO - O'HARA - MADISON, WI - BURLINGTON, VT
Sponsor: Free Press
Purpose: TO SPEAK AND PARTICIPATE ON PANELS AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA REFORM IN MADISON, WI.
Date: Nov 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $898.00
source

Destination: BURLINGTON, VT-WASHINGTON, D.C.-EL PASO, TX-JUAREZ MEXICO-MEXICO CITY- WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: TO STUDY EFFECTS OF TRADE POLICY AND ATTENDED MEETINGS WITH OFFICIALS AND A NUMBER OF COMMUNITY LEADERS.
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,822.57
source

Destination: BURLINGTON, VT-LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: LOS ANGELES COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT LAWYER'S CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,368.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PHILADELPHIA-HARTFORD, CT
Sponsor: SMITH COLLEGE
Purpose: TO SERVE AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT SMITH COLLEGE EVENT
Date: Mar 26, 2004
Expense: $430.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-MIAMI, FLORIDA-PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT-DIALOGUE/MEETING 2006 BETWEEN BUSINESS LEADERS FROM THE NASDAQ LISTED COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $6,924.90
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: California Institute of Technology
Purpose: TO SERVE AS SPEAKER AT CAL TECH EVENT
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $270.10
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - FRANKFURT, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF THE GERMAN BUNDESTAG, GERMAN GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES AND EU AND NATO OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS CURRENT ISSUES IN THE TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,960.10
source

Destination: NEW YORK - CHAMPAIGN, IL - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: University of Illinois
Purpose: SPEAKER, MEDIA REFORM CONFERENCE
Date: May 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $479.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI-BURLINGTON, VT
Sponsor: Free Press
Purpose: SPEAKER, NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR MEDIA REFORM
Date: May 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $619.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK CITY - BURLINGTON, VERMONT
Sponsor: American Booksellers Association
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE BOOKSELLERS FOUNDATION
Date: Jun 3, 2005
Expense: $666.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bernard Sanders

Michael Behan
Sandra Caron
Warren Gunnels
Jeffrey Weaver



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

  • 08.19.14

    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.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.