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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

James Moran


Total cost of 38 office trips: $106,638.46


Trips by James Moran
Total cost of congressperson's 17 trips: $43,531.49

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $650.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American International Group Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 10, 2000
Expense: $475.00
source

Destination: MIDDLE EAST (MOROCCO, TUNISIA, ALGERIA & EGYPT)
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $6,946.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $856.60
source

Destination: HYDE PARK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose:
Date: May 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source

Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: CONFERENCE "PROGRESSIVE POLITICS IN THE AMERICAS
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,615.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC-NATIONAL CONVERSATION
Date: Jul 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $444.00
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF NATO
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $3,650.00
source

Destination: MIDDLE EAST
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $7,878.09
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,758.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: TECH ISSUES. NET/KEY3 MEDIA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AS A SPEAKER AT A TECHNOLOGY PUBLIC POLICY PRIVACY PANEL
Date: Apr 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,083.00
source

Destination: SPAIN
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING MTNG: TO DISCUSS TRADE, SECURITY, INTERNET ISSUES & US/EU PARTNERSHIP IN CURRENT ADMIN.
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $4,299.00
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Date: May 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,052.00
source

Destination: LANSDOWNE RESORT, LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: ANNUAL PRIVACY RETREAT
Date: Jul 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $575.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: MEETING TO DISCUSS "THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC SERVICE"
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $609.31
source

Destination: ISTANBUL - VIA NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: ITKIB Association USA
Purpose: INAUGURAL VISIT BY TURKISH CAUCUS
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $4,565.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,670.99
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of James Moran

Timothy Aiken
Darius Henderson
Melissa Koloszar
Renee Mcdonald
Jennifer Park
Paul Reagan



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.