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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

    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

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  • 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.
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Office of

Joseph Lieberman


Total cost of 132 office trips: $120,295.47


Trips by Joseph Lieberman
Total cost of congressperson's 39 trips: $19,416.69

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Israel Bonds
Purpose: SENATOR WAS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT ISRAEL BOND'S NATIONAL DINNER
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,514.76
source

Destination: POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: AS CHAIRMAN OF THE DLC, SENATOR WAS DINNER SPEAKER AT GATHERING AT MARIST COLLEGE
Date: May 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $117.59
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON THIS WEEK
Date: Jan 21, 2001
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Date: Jan 23, 2001
Expense: $55.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON MEET THE PRESS
Date: Jan 28, 2001
Expense: $135.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON SUNDAY TALK SHOW
Date: Feb 11, 2001
Expense: $155.35
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SENATOR ADDRESSED LUNCHEON HONORING HIS SERVICE AS DLC CHAIR AND WELCOMING NEW CHAIR SENATOR EVAN BAYH HADASSAH ACCOMPANIED HIM TO LUNCHEON
Date: Mar 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $940.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON LATE EDITION
Date: Mar 18, 2001
Expense: $103.56
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON THIS WEEK
Date: Mar 18, 2001
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON FOX NEWS SUNDAY
Date: Mar 25, 2001
Expense: $94.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON EARLY SHOW
Date: Mar 29, 2001
Expense: $103.56
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: University of Southern California
Purpose: SENATOR SPEAK AT CARMEN AND LOUIS WARSCHAW DISTINGUISHED LECTURE DINNER
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $818.31
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON TODAY SHOW
Date: Apr 27, 2001
Expense: $135.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON MEET THE PRESS
Date: Apr 29, 2001
Expense: $135.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: New York University
Purpose: SENATOR WAS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT NYU LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION
Date: May 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $898.24
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON LATE EDITION
Date: May 13, 2001
Expense: $27.50
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: SENATOR SPOKE AT THE LIBRARY AND WAS HONORED WITH ITS DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN AWARD
Date: May 14, 2001
Expense: $178.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON FOX NEWS SUNDAY
Date: May 27, 2001
Expense: $86.54
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON SUNDAY TALK SHOW
Date: May 27, 2001
Expense: $77.68
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: Dallas Area Torah Association
Purpose: SENATOR KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR SUMMER LECTURE SERIES SPONSORED BY DALLAS AREA TORAH ASSOCIATION
Date: May 31, 2001
Expense: $1,322.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON MEET THE PRESS
Date: Jun 10, 2001
Expense: $142.50
source

Destination: INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SENATOR ADDRESS DINNER AND WELCOMING SESSION AT THE DLC'S NATIONAL CONVERSATION EVENT
Date: Jul 15, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,383.08
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON LATE EDITION
Date: Jul 15, 2001
Expense: $103.56
source

Destination: MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
Sponsor: National Council of La Raza
Purpose: SENATOR ADDRESS NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE LUNCHEON
Date: Jul 16, 2001
Expense: $320.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON THIS WEEK
Date: Aug 5, 2001
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Weizmann Institute of Science
Purpose: SENATOR PRESENTED WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AWARD TO SECRETARY WILLIAM DALEY AND DELIVERED KEYNOTE DINNER SPEECH
Date: Sep 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $175.00
source

Destination: ROCKLEIGH, NJ
Sponsor: JEWISH HOME AND REHABILITATION CENTER
Purpose: SENATOR WAS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT DINNER FOR GRAND-REOPENING HADASSAH ACCOMPANIED HIM TO DINNER
Date: Sep 23, 2001
Expense: $240.70
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON EARLY SHOW
Date: Sep 25, 2001
Expense: $155.35
source

Destination: BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SENATOR KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT DINNER
Date: Oct 5, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,490.48
source

Destination: GARDEN GROVE, CA
Sponsor: Crystal Cathedral Ministries
Purpose: SENATOR TAPE HOUR OF POWER WITH REVEREND ROBERT SHULLER
Date: Oct 7, 2001
Expense: $60.00
source

Destination: BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: SENATOR APPEAR IN STUDIO FOR FOX NEWS SUNDAY INTERVIEW
Date: Oct 7, 2001
Expense: $127.80
source

Destination: DURHAM, NC
Sponsor: Duke University
Purpose: SENATOR ADDRESSED DINNER GUESTS THEN GAVE KEYNOTE AT TERRY SANFORD DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
Date: Oct 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,060.22
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Jewish Community Foundation of Baltimore
Purpose: SENATOR ADDRESS JEWISH FEDERATION'S ANNUAL CAMPAIGN DINNER
Date: Dec 5, 2001
Expense: $1,380.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SENATOR LIEBERMAN ADDRESSED DLC'S 2002 CONVERSATION CONFERENCE HADASSAH LIEBERMAN ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR
Date: Jul 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $416.46
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Sponsor: American Postal Workers Union
Purpose: SENATOR ADDRESS AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION DELEGATES AT 16TH BIENNIAL NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Aug 12, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $593.25
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SENATOR ADDRESS DLC'S 2002 PROGRESS AND PROSPERITY PROJECT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $748.59
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSSETTS
Sponsor: PARTNERSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE IN JEWISH EDUCATION
Purpose: SENATOR SPEAK AT PARTNERSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE IN JEWISH EDUCATION DINNER
Date: Oct 11, 2004
Expense: $1,011.70
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
Sponsor: University of Kentucky
Purpose: SENATOR DELIVER LECTURE TO STUDENTS AND FACULTY AND MEET WITH MCCONNELL SCHOLARS
Date: Nov 8, 2004
Expense: $955.40
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
Purpose: SENATOR SPOKE AT DINNER FOR PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE, PRESENTED AWARD
Date: Jun 16, 2005
Expense: $734.61
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Joseph Lieberman

Michael Alexander
William Andresen
Deborah Bager
William Bonvillian
Sherry Brown
Alyssondra Campaigne
Kiersten Coon
Kirsten Cutler
Frederick Downey
Deborah Forrest
Sara Haeigh
Adam Kovacevich
Yul Kwon
Kevin Landy
Cynthia Lemek
Hadassah Lieberman
Peter Ludgin
Charles Ludlam
Merrilea Mayo
Michelle Mcmurry
James O'connell
Tim Profeta
Susan Propper
Joyce Rechtschaffen
Clarine Riddle
Laurie Rubenstein
Aaron Scholer
Michele Stockwell
John Tagami
Melissa Winter
Andrew Young



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.