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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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Trips by*

Joab Lesesne


Total cost of 6 trips: $18,038.72


Trips traveled under the office of Ernest Hollings

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO/MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF & SEATTLE/REDMOND, WASH
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING-FOCUSING ON: CYBER CRIME & PRIVACY, HIGH TECH RESEARCH, THE DIGITAL MEDIA, INTERNET PRIVACY, HI-B IMMIGRATION & THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
Date: Feb 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,301.48
source

Destination: HANOI & HO CHI MINH CITY VIETNAM
Sponsor: US-Vietnam Trade Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING-US VIETNAM RELATIONS
Date: Apr 13, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $799.00
source

Destination: PARIS, TOULOUSE & NANTES, FRANCE
Sponsor: AINA & FEDERAL EXPRESS CORP.
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO REVIEW EUROPEAN COMMERCIAL AIRLINE INDUSTRY, EUROPEAN AIRPORT OPERATION AND EXPRESS & OVERNIGHT MAIL SERVICES
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,714.00
source

Destination: SPAIN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: REVIEW EUROPEAN AND SPANISH NUCLEAR GENERATION AND RELATED POLICIES-PRIMARILY SPANISH PROCEDURES FOR DECOMMISSIONING A COMMERCIAL NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,726.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: HIGH TECH FACT FINDING TRIP TO THE 2004 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,464.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLA.
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND DLC SPRING RETREAT & ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,034.24
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* - Trips by all travelers named Joab Lesesne.


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

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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

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.
  • 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.