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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

Tammy Baldwin


Total cost of 16 office trips: $33,525.24


Trips by Tammy Baldwin
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $30,264.91

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Human Rights Campaign
Purpose: KEYNOTE
Date: Jan 12, 2000
Expense: $430.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,040.81
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: LESBIAN & GAY COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER, INC.
Purpose: KEYNOTE
Date: Mar 3, 2000
Expense: $561.00
source

Destination: HARVARD UNIVERSITY HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,248.95
source

Destination: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose:
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Commonwealth Fund
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,155.44
source

Destination: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, UNITED NATIONS, "GROUND ZERO"
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND THE HUMPTY DUMPTY INSTITUTE
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Apr 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $706.00
source

Destination: BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $4,132.36
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION/MEMBER COMMUNICATION
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $6,010.55
source

Destination: FT. LAUNDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,301.16
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: FACT FINDING-EDUCATION
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,582.79
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-DETROIT, MI-MADISON, WI
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: PANELIST; HEALTH CARE PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Apr 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $924.85
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tammy Baldwin

William Murat
Stacy Stordahl



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.