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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

    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.

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Total cost of 40 trips: $72,274.00


Traveler: Bob Barr (from the office of Bob Barr)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: INTERVIEW
Date: May 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $428.60
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Traveler: Richard Durbin (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEAR ON MEET THE PRESS
Date: Sep 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $9,550.00
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Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Sep 23, 2000
Expense: $4,300.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ROUND-TRIP AUTO TRAVEL FROM WILMINGTON, DE TO WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $775.00
source

Traveler: Jean Carnahan (from the office of Jean Carnahan)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "THE TODAY SHOW"
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $552.34
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Traveler: Anthony Wyche (from the office of Jean Carnahan)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: APPEARANCE OF SENATOR JEAN CARNAHAN ON THE TODAY SHOW
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $552.34
source

Traveler: Joseph Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON MEET THE PRESS
Date: Jan 28, 2001
Expense: $135.00
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Traveler: Joseph Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON TODAY SHOW
Date: Apr 27, 2001
Expense: $135.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON MEET THE PRESS
Date: Apr 29, 2001
Expense: $135.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SENATOR WAS GUEST ON MEET THE PRESS
Date: Jun 10, 2001
Expense: $142.50
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Jun 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $419.76
source

Traveler: Charles Schumer (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: EAST HAMPTON NY TO WASHINGTON DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Jul 1, 2001
Expense: $1,540.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: DELAWARE TO WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Sep 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,942.99
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ROUND-TRIP AUTO TRAVEL FROM LAUREL, DE TO WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Sep 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,040.70
source

Traveler: Henry Hyde (from the office of Henry Hyde)
Destination: WASHINGTON
Purpose: TELEVISION APPEARANCE
Date: Sep 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $9,000.00
source

Traveler: Blaine Aaron (from the office of Henry Hyde)
Destination: WASHINGTON
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED MEMBER OF CONGRESS
Date: Sep 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $9,000.00
source

Traveler: John Kerry (from the office of John Kerry)
Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Purpose: TO APPEAR ON "HARDBALL" TELEVISION SHOW
Date: Oct 2, 2002
Expense: $620.00
source

Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: ALBANY, NY TO WHITE PLAINS, NY
Purpose: TRAVEL FOR APPEARANCE ON MSNBC PROGRAM
Date: Nov 20, 2002
Expense: $216.50
source

Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: ALBANY, NY TO WHITE PLAINS, NY
Purpose: ASSIST SENATOR DURING MSNBC TV APPEARANCE
Date: Nov 20, 2002
Expense: $216.50
source

Traveler: Karen Dunn (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: ALBANY TO DULLES
Purpose: STAFF SENATOR'S APPEARANCE ON HARDBALL
Date: Nov 20, 2002
Expense: $216.50
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON NBC'S "TODAY" SHOW
Date: Feb 4, 2003
Expense: $147.00
source

Traveler: Lindsey Graham (from the office of Lindsey Graham)
Destination: COLOMBIA, SC TO DULLES
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 1, 2003
Expense: $601.50
source

Traveler: Steve Buyer (from the office of Steve Buyer)
Destination: IND-LGA-DCA
Purpose: TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE TODAY SHOW
Date: Mar 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $810.00
source

Traveler: John Mccain (from the office of John Mccain)
Destination: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Purpose: INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS MATTHEWS "HARDBALL"
Date: Apr 23, 2003
Expense: $1,913.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: May 5, 2003
Expense: $294.05
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ROUND-TRIP GROUND TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN WILMINGTON, DE AND WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: May 25, 2003
Expense: $1,438.20
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ROUND-TRIP GROUND TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN WILMINGTON, DE AND WASHINGTONG, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Jul 20, 2003
Expense: $1,438.20
source

Traveler: Philip English (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR GE MEDICAL SYSTEM CEO HEALTHCARE SYMPOSIUM
Date: Jul 31, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,272.31
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: TRAVEL FROM CAPE HENLOPEN, DE TO WASHINGTON, DC, RETURNING TO CAPE MAY, NJ
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,979.50
source

Traveler: Daniel O'brien (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ASHVILLE, NC
Purpose: ACCOMPANY SENATOR BIDEN TO A TELEVISION APPEARANCE
Date: Oct 11, 2003
Expense: $359.50
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ASHEVILLE, NC TO WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $6,983.90
source

Traveler: Paul Sarbanes (from the office of Paul Sarbanes)
Destination: ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ
Purpose: TO APPEAR ON THE TELEVISION PROGRAM, "LOUIS RUCKEYSER'S WALL STREET"
Date: Nov 7, 2003
Expense: $383.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: ONE-WAY AIR FARE FROM WASHINGTON, DC TO CHICAGO, IL FOR AN EVENT SUBSEQUENT TO AN APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: May 16, 2004
Expense: $765.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ROUND-TRIP GROUND TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN WILMINGTON, DE AND WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Aug 1, 2004
Expense: $1,074.45
source

Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ROUND-TRIP AUTO TRAVEL BETWEEN WILMINGTON, DE AND WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Dec 19, 2004
Expense: $500.00
source

Traveler: Jennifer Lowe (from the office of Ted Stevens)
Destination: LOS ANGELES AND PALM SPRINGS, CA
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,163.00
source

Traveler: Jennifer Bonar (from the office of Jim Bunning)
Destination: LOS ANGELES AND PALM SPRINGS, CA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP REGARDING WIND ENERGY AND INTECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,239.22
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Traveler: Kurt Bilas (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: PALM SPRINGS AND LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Purpose: SEE WIND TURBINE FARMS AND LEARN ABOUT IP PIRACY ISSUES
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,304.22
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Traveler: Michael Holland (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: PALM SPRINGS TO BURBANK
Purpose: TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE WIND PRODUCTION (ELECTRICITY) AND ENTERTAINMENT ASPECTS OF GE AND THOSE ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO GE; INCLUDING TAX, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, PIRACY, TRADE, AND ENERGY
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,239.22
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Traveler: Joseph Biden (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ROUNDTRIP GROUND TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN WILMINGTON, DE AND WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "MEET THE PRESS"
Date: Feb 27, 2005
Expense: $1,450.00
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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

    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.