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Inside Government

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Inside Government is produced by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The program features interviews and commentary on a wide range of subjects that impact the lives and livelihoods of federal and D.C. government workers and the general public, and features lawmakers, journalists, union leaders, celebrities and more.

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That's The View Inside Government - June 20, 2014

During the final edition of Inside Government on Federal News Radio, your host Ward Morrow speaks with Chris Garlock of the DC Labor Film Fest and discusses issues at the Bureau of Prisons with Eric Young, the AFGE Council of Prisons Locals. Inside Government also looks back through AFGE history with the union's Chief of Staff, Brian DeWyngaert, and discusses what's next with AFGE National President J. David Cox, Sr.

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 05:01pm EDT

AFGE Celebrates LGBT Pride Month on Inside Government - June 13, 2014

This week "Inside Government" celebrates National LGBT Pride Month by re-airing interviews with Frank Fragomene, an EEO specialist and attorney from the AFGE Women's and Fair Practices Department; Sasha Buchert, a staff attorney at the Transgender Law Center; and, Darren Phelps, the AFL-CIO executive director of Pride at Work. Caniesha Washington, an EEO Specialist from the AFGE Women's and Fair Practices Department, previews the upcoming Diversity Week trainings in Minneapolis.

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 02:47pm EDT

The National Defense Authorization Act; The Social Security Administrations Vision for 2025; The Efforts to Privatize the USPS;

This week "Inside Government" speaks with Carmen Berkley, the Civil, Human and Women's Rights Director at the AFL-CIO discusses voter protection; The National Defense Authorization Act and its impact on DoD employees is explained by Don Hale, Chair of AFGE's Defense Conference; The Social Security Administration's Vision for the year 2025 with AFGE SSA Council 220 President Witold Skwiercznyski; and, the Stop Staples Campaigns and Efforts to Privatize the Postal Service with American Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein.

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 02:10pm EDT

AFGE's Law Enforcement Committee, TSA MSBP rights, voter protection, and Union strategies - May 23, 2014 and May 30, 2014

This week "Inside Government" speaks with AFGE's Law Enforcement President and Sargent of Arms about the committee's work; Stacy Bodtmann, AFGE Council 100 Regional Vice President talks about issues at TSA; Alexander Keyssar from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government talks about voter protection; and, Bill Berry, author of "Union Strategies for Hard Times" discusses his book and what Unions can do in this threatening economic and political climate.

Friday - 05/23/2014, 08:02am EDT

LGBT and transgender employee issues in the workplace; second Fort Hood shooting - May 2, 2014 and May 16, 2014

This week AFGE's "Inside Government" explores LGBT employee issues in the federal workplace with Frank Fragomene, an EEO specialist and attorney from the AFGE Women's and Fair Practices Department; Sasha Buchert, a staff attorney at the Transgender Law Center; and, Darren Phelps, the AFL-CIO executive director of Pride at Work. Cheryl Eliano, the AFGE local 1920 president, also joins the program and discusses her experience during both of the shootings at Fort Hood.

Friday - 05/16/2014, 10:00am EDT

National Nurses Week - May 9, 2014

This week AFGE's "Inside Government" explores the issues facing our nation's nurses during National Nurses Week with AFGE District 8 National Vice President Jane Nygaard, Diane Clines, President of AFGE Veterans Affairs Local 96, Jeff Sladek, District 13 VA Representative and Marilyn Park, an AFGE Legislative Representative who focuses on VA Issues for the AFGE National VA Council.

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 09:36am EDT

Analysis of the Second Fort Hood Tragedy and How the 2015 Budget Proposal Will Affect Department of Defense Employees - 4/25

Special Rebroadcast from April 11, 2014: This week AFGE's "Inside Government" focuses on the second tragedy at Fort Hood. The AFGE DEFCON Chair Don Hale discusses the incident and what the Department of Defense has done since the first incident in 2009; Jeff Zuhlke, the President of the AFGE Law Enforcement Committee and Chair on DEFCON's Police and Security Working Group explains security on military installations; Michelle Washington, a Doctor at the VA with an MS and PHD in Mental and Behavioral Health discusses PTSD, its symptoms and how to treat it; and in a second segment, Hale discusses the threats that civilian employees and military families face in the 2015 Budget Proposal.

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 05:00pm EDT
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Cuts, tax loopholes and sequestration - April 4, 2014 and April 18, 2014

This week on AFGE's Inside Government, Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness discusses the realities of tax reform; Bill Press of the Bill Press Show talks about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the midterm elections, Union Radio and sequestration; Katherine McFate, president and CEO of the Center for Effective Government examines the impact of current federal funding levels; and, AFGE National President J. David Cox explains why AFGE is advocating for a 4 percent pay increase for government employees.

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 10:36am EDT
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AFGE details safety concerns at TSA - March 21, 2014 and March 28, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Transportation Security Administration Local 1230 President James Mudrock discusses ongoing safety concerns at TSA while Department of Veterans Affairs Local 2425 Secretary-Treasurer LaDean Mitchell shares her dedication and commitment to caring for veterans. Professor Jeffrey Hilgert, author of "Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work," also appears.

Friday - 03/21/2014, 11:04am EDT
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Union spotlights Defense Conference mentor program - March 7, 2014 and March 14, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" retired AFGE members Terri Blackburn and Bob Thompson join Local 1662 President Katie Rasdall to discuss the union's Defense Conference mentor program. Local 3377 President Kevin Tinker and Vice President Cynthia Jarvis address concerns at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. VA Local 2109 member John Mabane and Local 1988 steward Marcellus Shields highlight the union's Y.O.U.N.G. program

Friday - 03/07/2014, 09:29am EST
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AFGE: staffing and budget cuts hurting EPA - February 28, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" EPA Council 238 Executive Vice President Denise Morrison and Local 704 President John O'Grady discuss the impact of staffing and budget cuts at EPA. AFGE VA Local 1988 Executive Vice President Geddes Scott, TSA Local 554 President Robert Williams and Department of Transportation Local 3313 EVP Robena Reid also appear.

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 03:17pm EST
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AFGE members take action during Legislative Conference - February 14, 2014 and February 21, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" attendees of the union's annual Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference discuss critical issues facing federal employees. Guests include Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray, Reps. Tom Cole (Okla.) and Chris Van Hollen (Md.), and the Rev. Terry Melvin, president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. AFGE Council of Prison Locals Western Regional Vice President Michael Meserve also appears.

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 02:53pm EST
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Affordable Care Act implementation continues - February 7, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" attendees of Families USA's Health Action 2014 Conference discuss the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Guests include National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare President and CEO Max Richtman, Citizen Action of Wisconsin Executive Director Robert Kraig, author and former insurance executive Wendell Potter, The Daily Beast Contributing Editor Eleanor Clift and Young Invincibles Senior Policy Analyst Christina Postolowski.

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 09:25am EST
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Union assists OPM workers affected by layoff - January 31, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Office of Personnel Management Local 32 President Charlretta McNeill discusses sequestration's role in Reduction-in-Force notices being sent to 356 OPM employees, and how the union has helped those workers. Families USA Executive Director Ron Pollack, campaign strategist Ethan Rome and Tennessee Justice Center attorney Gordon Bonnyman highlight the latest Affordable Care Act developments from Families USA's Health Action 2014 Conference.

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 05:21pm EST
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Former Rep. Patrick Murphy continues veteran advocacy - January 17, 2014 and January 24, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" former Rep. Patrick Murphy (Pa.) discusses his MSNBC program, "Taking the Hill with Patrick Murphy," to bring attention to veterans issues. AFGE Legislative and Political Director Beth Moten previews the union's Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference Feb. 9 - 12 while Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul details the latest manufacturing jobs numbers. National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare's Web Phillips reacts to service reductions at SSA.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 04:20pm EST
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AFGE fights for safety improvements at Selfridge ANG Base - January 10, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" DoD Local 2077 President Jon Suminski details OSHA violations at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan while Witold Skwierczynski, president of AFGE's National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals, discusses service reductions and field office closures at SSA. Economic Policy Institute Research and Policy Director Josh Bivens also appears.

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 03:28pm EST
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Memorable interviews from 2013 on "Inside Government" - January 3, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" the program revisits several memorable interviews from 2013. Guests include MSNBC's Chris Hayes and professor Jeffrey Hilgert, author of "Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work." AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. and Department of Defense Local 1345 Steward Tracy School also appear from an August furlough protest at the union's Human Rights Training Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 09:11am EST
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AFGE president previews union's 2014 agenda - December 20, 2013 and December 27, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National President J. David Cox Sr. previews the union's 2014 agenda and Council of Prison Locals President Eric Young discusses the work environment inside the Federal Bureau of Prisons. AFGE Local 2778 Vice President John Adams addresses contracting out concerns at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 03:44pm EST
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AFGE members share front-line stories from the VA - December 6, 2013 and December 14, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" the union's members share their stories working on the front lines in the Department of Veterans Affairs. AFGE Local 903 Chief Steward Donald White and Local 1988 Executive Vice President Geddes Scott discuss fighting for equality for all employees and the personal connection caregivers feel toward patients in the VA. Rick Weidman, executive director for policy and government affairs at Vietnam Veterans of America, also appears to detail legislation designed to help veterans returning home from combat.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 01:53pm EST
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Union advocates for more VA staffing, funding - November 22, 2013 and November 29, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" attendees of the union's recent National Veterans Affairs Council Convention discuss issues impacting veterans and workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Guests include Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, AFGE VA Local 1273 Vice President Travis Riggs and John Bradley, former senior staffer on the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 02:17pm EST
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