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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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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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    Tracking and vocational ed

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Trips sponsored by

Ploughshares Fund


Total cost of 29 trips: $7,433.28


Traveler: Brian Moran (from the office of Byron Dorgan)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ARMS CONTROL ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $263.00
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Traveler: Daniel Mcglinchey (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN ARMS CONTROL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $260.00
source

Traveler: Katherine Kaufer (from the office of Bill Luther)
Destination: COOLFONT, BERKELEY SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Purpose: ARMS CONTROL RETREAT
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $263.20
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Traveler: Stacey Leavandosky (from the office of Lynn Woolsey)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: ATTEND MEETING
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $263.20
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Traveler: Richard Fieldhouse (from the office of Carl Levin)
Destination: BERKLEY SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Jan 12, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $116.60
source

Traveler: Daniel Mcglinchey (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: COOLFONT CONFERENCE CENTER (BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV)
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN ARMS CONTROL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $212.48
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Traveler: Katherine Kaufer (from the office of Bill Luther)
Destination:
Purpose: ARMS CONTROL RETREAT
Date: Jan 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $318.72
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Traveler: John Doty (from the office of Jerrold Nadler)
Destination: COOLFONT, VA
Purpose: DEFENSE ISSUES SEMINAR
Date: Jan 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $318.72
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Traveler: Marie Rietmann (from the office of Earl Blumenauer)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Purpose: EDUCATION OF LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY
Date: Jan 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $318.72
source

Traveler: John Doty (from the office of Jerrold Nadler)
Destination: COOLFONT, WV
Purpose: DEFENSE ISSUES SEMINAR
Date: Jan 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $230.76
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Traveler: Stacey Leavandosky (from the office of Lynn Woolsey)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF 2003 ARMS CONTROL ISSUES
Date: Jan 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $164.98
source

Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: ARMS CONTROL SEMINAR
Date: Jan 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $319.76
source

Traveler: Arun Ivatury (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination: COOLFONT RESORT, BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: ARMS CONTROL COALITION ANNUAL RETREAT: EDUCATION ON SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Jan 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $230.76
source

Traveler: Michael Mccord (from the office of John Spratt)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS WV
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON ARMS CONTROL AND DEFENSE ISSUES
Date: Jan 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $331.84
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Traveler: Laurie Heim (from the office of Jim Jeffords)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WVA
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINAR ON ARMS CONTROL AND DEFENSE POLICY FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF AND NGOS
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $328.00
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Traveler: Bruno Freitas (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: BERKLEY SPINGS, WV
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF 2003 ARMS CONTROL ISSUE
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $164.98
source

Traveler: Michal Freedhorr (from the office of Edward Markey)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WVA
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF ARMS CONTROL & NONPROLIFERATION ISSUES FOR 2003
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $329.96
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Traveler: Michal Freedhoff (from the office of Edward Markey)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WVA
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF ARMS CONTROL AND NONPROLIFERATION ISSUES FOR 2003
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $329.96
source

Traveler: Mara Dowdall (from the office of Lloyd Doggett)
Destination: 2003 ANNUAL ARMS CONTRAL RETREAT; BERKELY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF 2003 ARMS CONTROL ISSUES
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $164.98
source

Traveler: Madelyn Creedon (from the office of Carl Levin)
Destination: BERKLEY SPRINGS WEST VA
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND SPEAK AT A NONPROLIFERATION AND DEFENSE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $151.00
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Traveler: Richard Fieldhouse (from the office of Carl Levin)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $165.00
source

Traveler: Todd Stein (from the office of Thomas Allen)
Destination: CONFERENCE AT SINGLE SITE
Purpose: 2003 ANNUAL ARMS CONTROL RETREAT
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $164.98
source

Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: WEST VIRGINIA
Purpose: MEETING AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $331.84
source

Traveler: Edward Steiner (from the office of Loretta Sanchez)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: MEETING AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $331.84
source

Traveler: Richard Fieldhouse (from the office of Carl Levin)
Destination: AIRLIE CONFERENCE CENTER, WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL SECURITY AND LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $181.00
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Traveler: Michael Mccord (from the office of Carl Levin)
Destination: AIRLIE CENTER, WARRENTON VA
Purpose: ATTEND PEACE AND SECURITY LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY RETREAT
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $272.00
source

Traveler: Laurie Heim (from the office of Jim Jeffords)
Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: ATTEND PEACE & SECURITY LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY RETREAT
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $362.00
source

Traveler: Jeffrey Duncan (from the office of Edward Markey)
Destination: WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND WORKING GROUP MEETINGS AT THE PEACE AND SECURITY LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY RETREAT
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $362.00
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Traveler: Ven Neralla (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: AIRLIE CENTER, WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, MEETING AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $181.00
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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

  • 08.19.14

    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.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.