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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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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

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    This is your brain on language

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Trips sponsored by

Bond Market Association


Total cost of 65 trips: $46,438.14


Traveler: Linda Rich (from the office of Thomas Bliley)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: MEET WITH INDUSTRY TO DISCUSS LEGISLATION REQUESTING TRANSPARENCY IN THE BOND MARKET
Date: Jan 27, 1999
Expense: $431.00
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Traveler: Mac Campbell (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TO MEET WITH FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS TO DISCUSS THE PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS OF PROPOSED HIGHWAY BONDING LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $705.70
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Traveler: Herbert Jones (from the office of John Thune)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: FACT FINDING/EDUCATION
Date: Jan 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $633.34
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Traveler: John Thune (from the office of John Thune)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: FACT FINDING/EDUCATION
Date: Jan 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $806.14
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Traveler: William Thomas (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 28, 2001
Expense: $786.50
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Traveler: Lawrence Willcox (from the office of Jon Kyl)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON BOND MARKETS
Date: Jun 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $457.00
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Traveler: James Dennis (from the office of Jeff Bingaman)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $707.00
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Traveler: Evan Liddiard (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BOND MARKET ASSOCIATION'S NEW YORK CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP
Date: Jun 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $629.00
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Traveler: Douglas Lathrop (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY TO VISIT VARIOUS BOND DEALERS
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $657.00
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Traveler: Brent Manning Feraci (from the office of Kenny Hulshof)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: BRIEFING ON BOND MARKET ACTIVITIES
Date: Jun 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $657.00
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Traveler: John Anderson (from the office of Michael Crapo)
Destination: NY, NY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ABOUT SECURITIZATION
Date: May 27, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $799.00
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Traveler: Leslie Woolley (from the office of Zell Miller)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 29, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $620.00
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Traveler: Jameel Johnson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 29, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $310.00
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Traveler: Chris Mccannell (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ASSET BACKED SECURITIES
Date: May 29, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $799.00
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Traveler: Hugh Halpern (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON THE BOND MARKETS
Date: May 29, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $845.80
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Traveler: Andrew Lewin (from the office of Max Sandlin)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: ATTENDED EDUCATIONAL BRIEFINGS ON THE TAX-EXEMPT AND TAX CREDIT BOND MARKETS
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $853.70
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Traveler: Hugh Hatcher (from the office of Amory Houghton)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TO MEET WITH FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ON LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY MATTERS AFFECTING THE BOND MARKET
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $243.10
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Traveler: Jayme White (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: DC TO NYC
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TAX DEDUCTABLE BONDS WORK TO FINANCE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $705.70
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Traveler: Jeff Donarski (from the office of Xavier Becerra)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON THE BOND MARKETS
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $705.70
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Traveler: Robert Greenawalt (from the office of Bob Graham)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: TO ATTEND AN EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON BOND MARKETS
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.70
source

Traveler: Lisa Wolski (from the office of Jon Kyl)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.70
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Traveler: Christy Mistr (from the office of Charles Grassley)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP RE TRANSPORTATION BONDING PROPOSALS
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $673.00
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Traveler: Derrick Freeman (from the office of Mark Pryor)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TO DISCUSS VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE BOND MARKET AS WELL AS LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY PROPOSALS THAT AFFECT IT
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $673.00
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Traveler: Patrick Heck (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TO DISCUSS USE OF TAX CREDIT BONDS TO FINANCE SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $673.00
source

Traveler: Evan Liddiard (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON THE BOND MARKETS FOR CONGRESSIONAL
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.70
source

Traveler: Bryn Stewart (from the office of Craig Thomas)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.70
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Traveler: Paul Poteet (from the office of Wally Herger)
Destination: MEET WITH BEOR, STEURNS AND BANK OF AMERICAN EXECUTORS
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.70
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Traveler: Margit Toth (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS ABOUT FINANCING FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS THROUGH BOND
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.70
source

Traveler: Christopher Hatcher (from the office of Scott Mcinnis)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: EDUCATION ON ISSUES RELATED TO BONDING TO FINANCE PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.70
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Traveler: Karin Hope (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: EDUCATION ON BOND MARKET
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.70
source

Traveler: Shahira Knight (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE ROLE OF TAX-EXEMPT BONDS IN FINANCING HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $805.70
source

Traveler: Fred Hartman (from the office of Olympia Snowe)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: BOND CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 12, 2004
Expense: $580.00
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Traveler: Paul Schlegel (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: DISCUSSION/BRIEFING OF MUNICIPAL BOND ISSUES, INCLUDING FUNDING MECHANISMS FOR TRANSPORTATION AND TAX TREATMENT OF TAX EXEMPT AND TAX CREDIT BONDS
Date: Jan 12, 2004
Expense: $531.70
source

Traveler: Kevin Macmillan (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO NEW YORK, N.Y.
Purpose: SECONDARY MARKET BRIEFING
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $962.87
source

Traveler: Gerald O'shea (from the office of Jeb Hensarling)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING / EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $806.87
source

Traveler: Sidney Blackmer (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON PREDATORY LENDING AND REGULATORY REFORMS
Date: Mar 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $760.20
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Traveler: Paul Kangas (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL: PREDATORY LENDING
Date: Mar 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $814.87
source

Traveler: Dina Ellis (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination:
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP ON SUBPRIME LENDING
Date: Mar 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $756.43
source

Traveler: Alfred Garesche (from the office of Elizabeth Dole)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL BRIEFDAYS
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $708.64
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Traveler: Alec Rogers (from the office of Susan Collins)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON LENDING ISSUES
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $804.77
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Traveler: Paul Sawyer (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/INFORMATIONAL
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $787.87
source

Traveler: C Scott Canady (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: LGA
Purpose: SECONDARY MARKET BRIEFING ON PREDATORY LENDING LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY PROPOSALS.
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $787.87
source

Traveler: Michael Wallace (from the office of Julia Carson)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: SECONDARY MORTGAGE MARKET BRIEFING ON PREDATORY LENDING LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY PROPOSALS
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $787.87
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Traveler: Jennifer Platt (from the office of Katherine Harris)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE DUE DILIGENCE AND BUSINESS REALITIES OF THE SECONDARY MARKET ON SUB-PRIME LOANS
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.87
source

Traveler: Sherry Dudley (from the office of Tom Feeney)
Destination: WASHINGTON
Purpose: SECONDARY MARKET BRIEFING ON PREDATORY LENDING LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY PROPOSALS
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.87
source

Traveler: Jon Skarin (from the office of Michael Capuano)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING/MEETINGS & BRIEFINGS ON SECONDARY MORTGAGE MARKET
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $962.87
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Traveler: Kerry Kinirons (from the office of Peter King)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: PREDATORY LENDING EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.87
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Traveler: Brendon Weiss (from the office of Vito Fossella)
Destination: EVENING DINNER W/ EXECS; 3 PANEL DISCUSSIONS RE: PREDATORY LENDING
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.00
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Traveler: Julie Nickson (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: ATTEND MEETINGS AND BRIEFINGS ON PENDING LEGISLATION
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $847.77
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Traveler: Christopher Rosello (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination:
Purpose: BRIEFING ON PREDATORY LENDING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.87
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Traveler: Cindy Chetti (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: BRIEFING ON SECONDARY MORTGAGE MARKET
Date: Mar 21, 2004
Expense: $814.87
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Traveler: Greg Mesack (from the office of Bob Ney)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE SECONDARY MORTGAGE MARKET, AND THE IMPACTS OF STATE SUBPRIME LENDING LAWS ON THAT MARKET.
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.87
source

Traveler: John Prible (from the office of Darlene Hooley)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: A SECONDARY MARKET BRIEFING AND CONFERENCE ON PREDATORY LEADING AND LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY PROPOSALS.
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.87
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Traveler: Roelof Van Der Lugt (from the office of Jay Inslee)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: SECONDARY MARKET BRIEFING ON PREDATORY LENDING LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY PROPOSALS
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $962.87
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Traveler: Chris Russell (from the office of Scott Garrett)
Destination: LA GUARDIA, NYC
Purpose: SECONDARY MARKET BRIEFING/CONFERENCE ON PREDATORY LENDING LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY PROPOSALS
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $850.87
source

Traveler: Emily Pfeiffer (from the office of Michael Castle)
Destination: DC NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: FACT FINDING & BRIEFINGS ON PREDATORY SENDING SEG & REG PROPOSALS
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.00
source

Traveler: Keven Brough (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: SECONDARY MARKET BRIEFING ON PREDATORY LENDING & REGULATORY PROPOSALS
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $782.17
source

Traveler: Jordan Press (from the office of Christopher Shays)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: TO ATTEND A SECONDARY MARKET BRIEFING ON PENDING LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY PROPOSALS ON PREDATORY LENDING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.37
source

Traveler: Donald Auerbach (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON SECONDARY MARKET ISSUES
Date: Mar 22, 2004
Expense: $181.38
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Traveler: Tallman Johnson (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination:
Purpose: PREDATORY LENDING LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY BRIEFING
Date: Mar 22, 2004
Expense: $560.35
source

Traveler: Lesli Gooch (from the office of Gary Miller)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT MORTGAGE SECURITIZATION
Date: Mar 22, 2004
Expense: $560.35
source

Traveler: Peggy Peterson (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: NY
Purpose: SPEAK AT CATASTROPHIC BOND CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,173.23
source

Traveler: G William Hoagland (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Purpose: PRESENTATION ON BUDGET AND SOCIAL SECURITY
Date: Apr 19, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $414.00
source

Traveler: Paul Kanjorski (from the office of Paul Kanjorski)
Destination: New York City, NY
Purpose: To address the Executive Committee of the Bond Market Association re: pending legislation
Date: May 9, 2005
Expense: $541.94
source

Traveler: Karen Feather (from the office of Paul Kanjorski)
Destination: New York City, NY
Purpose: Accompany Member for his address to Executive Committee of The Bond Market Association regarding pending legislation
Date: May 9, 2005
Expense: $541.94
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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.