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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*

Marie Wheat


Total cost of 7 trips: $8,630.61


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Demint

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO LEARN COMPARATIVE APPROACHES TO ANALYZING PUBLIC POLICY AND LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $459.50
source

Destination: PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ASSOCIATION FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, CABLE & WIRELESS USA,LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, INC., MICROSOFT CORPORATION, NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC., AND WINSTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Purpose: THE SECOND ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $516.33
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO LEARN COMPARATIVE APPROACHES TO CURRENT PUBLIC POLICY
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $511.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: ATTENDING SEMINAR, EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,770.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO LEARN COMPARATIVE APPROACHES TO ANALYZING LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $469.00
source

Destination: W.VA.
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF MTG
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: Herbert Quandt BMW Foundation
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT U.S.-GERMAN RELATIONS
Date: Apr 18, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,280.78
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Marie Wheat.


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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    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 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.