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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

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Office of

Blanche Lincoln


Total cost of 128 office trips: $190,984.39


Trips by Blanche Lincoln
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $23,162.02

Destination: MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: TO RECEIVE TOP TEN OUTSTANDING YOUNG AMERICAN AWARD
Date: Jan 15, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $445.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
Purpose: SPEAK TO THEIR ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Mar 15, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,409.24
source

Destination: LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: RANDOLPH-MACON WOMAN'S COLLEGE
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Date: May 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $245.00
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: May 28, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,197.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: ADDRESS THE NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL'S ANNUAL MEETING AND TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE WITH COTTON INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES FROM ARKANSAS
Date: Jan 29, 2001
Expense: $3,669.79
source

Destination: RUSSELLVILLE, ARKANSAS
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Purpose: SPEECH ON NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY TO ARKANSAS NUCLEAR ONE LICENSE EXTENSION
Date: Jul 9, 2001
Expense: $2,800.00
source

Destination: PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Chi Omega Foundation
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONVENTION AND TO RECEIVE THE WOMAN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Date: Jun 29, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: HEBER SPRINGS, ARKANSAS
Sponsor: Arkansas Orthopaedic Society
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Apr 12, 2003
Expense: $1,035.30
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT-PARTICIPATE IN POLICY DISCUSSIONS ON HOMELAND SECURITY, NATIONAL SECURITY, BUDGET AND TAXES
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,194.00
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEECH ON HEALTHCARE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,100.89
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPOKE TO ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROAD'S LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,965.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Blanche Lincoln

Charles Barnett
Kelly Bingel
Jack Campbell
Mac Campbell
Courtney Clabaugh
Betty Davis
Cynthia Edwards
Amber Elbert
John Gilliland
Andrew Goesl
Stephen Higginbothom
Robert Holifield
Hannah Lambiotte
Matt Largen
Elizabeth Macdonald
Brandon Mcbride
Anthony Mcclain
Courtney Mcdade
Lori Neal
Ben Noble
Stephen Patterson
Jonathan Rhodes
Kelly Rucker
Jim Stowers
Anna Taylor
Amy Woodman
Todd Wooten
Donna Yeargan



American RadioWorks |
Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

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  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

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  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.