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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

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  • 08.19.14

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Back to The Data

Office of

Robert Aderholt


Total cost of 49 office trips: $76,585.94


Trips by Robert Aderholt
Total cost of congressperson's 28 trips: $38,837.15

Destination: POINT CLEAR, AL
Sponsor: NORTH MISSISSIPPI HEALTH SERVICES
Purpose: SPEAK TO ANNUAL BOARD RETREAT
Date: Mar 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $243.53
source

Destination: POINT CLEAR, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Business Council of Alabama
Purpose: GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 13, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $337.47
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $599.00
source

Destination: ORANGE BEACH, AL
Sponsor: Health Group of Alabama
Purpose: SPEAKING ON ISSUES REGARDING HEALTHCARE IN THE NEW CONGRE
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,527.89
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: BILOXI, MS
Sponsor: Alabama Textile Manufacturers Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ON ISSUES REGARDING LEGISLATION AND THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $551.80
source

Destination: PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Alabama Peanut Producers Association
Purpose: SPEAK TO ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 20, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,054.55
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $585.00
source

Destination: PERDIDO BEACH, AL
Sponsor: Health Group of Alabama
Purpose: SPEAK TO GROUP ON HEALTH CARE ISSUES
Date: Feb 28, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $859.94
source

Destination: FORT PAYNE, AL
Sponsor: Gravel Hill Baptist Church Brotherhood
Purpose: SPEAK TO GROUP
Date: Apr 6, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $70.00
source

Destination: ONE WAY PRIVAE PLANE FROM HUNTSVILLE, AL TO DULLES AIRPORT
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: SPEAK AT RE-OPENING OF LOCKHEED-MARTIN'S COURTLAND, AL FACILITY
Date: Sep 30, 2002
Expense: $661.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO WORLD CENTER MARRIOTT, ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: American Trucking Associations
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AS SPEAKER AT ADVOCACY LUNCHEON
Date: Oct 25, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $1,193.16
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: PERDIDO BEACH RESORT, ORANGE BEACH, AL
Sponsor: Electric Cities of Alabama
Purpose: RECEIVE AWARD AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jul 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,224.32
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM TO WASHINGTON DULLES
Sponsor: Toyota Motor Corporation
Purpose: ATTEND ANNOUNCEMENT OF PLANT EXPANSION
Date: Jul 14, 2003
Expense: $583.00
source

Destination: HILTON, JANDESTIN, FL
Sponsor: Business Council of Alabama
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $926.21
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: JM Family Enterprises Inc
Purpose: TOUR TOYOTA FACTORY CONVERSION FACILITY
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $938.46
source

Destination: THE GRAND HOTEL, POINT CLEAR, AL
Sponsor: TENNESSEE TOMBIGBEE WATERWAY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,203.79
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL AND AMMAN, JORDAN
Sponsor: International Foundation
Purpose: TO BUILD BRIDGES OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE LEADERSHIP OF THE UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL AND THE UNITED STATES AND JORDAN
Date: Dec 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,611.25
source

Destination: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT IN CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $670.06
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, AL
Sponsor: BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLLEGE
Purpose: SPEAK TO COLLEGE ALUMNI WEEKEND
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $79.00
source

Destination: ASUNCION, PARAGUAY
Sponsor: CHRISTIAN EMBASSY
Purpose: MEETING WITH PRESIDENT OF PARAGUAY
Date: Jun 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,002.59
source

Destination: GRAND HOTEL, POINT CLEAR, AL
Sponsor: Business Council of Alabama
Purpose: SPEAK AT GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,567.55
source

Destination: COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
Sponsor: Ambassadors of Reconciliation Foundation
Purpose: TOUR TSUNAMI-HIT AREA
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $7,612.16
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: RSC RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $451.76
source

Destination: GRAND FLORIDIAN, ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAK AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,886.92
source

Destination: GRAND HOTEL, POINT CLEAR, AL
Sponsor: Business Council of Alabama
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 5, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $722.58
source

Destination: ONEONTA, AL
Sponsor: ONEONTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (AL)
Purpose: SPEAK TO CHAMBER BREAKFAST
Date: Aug 24, 2005
Expense: $87.16
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Aderholt

Mark Busching
Michael Chahinian
Mark Dawson
Jason Harper
Hood Harris
Murray Harris
David Kroeger
Megan Medley
Michael Rosenthal
Ryan Sassman



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.