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  • 00:06

    AFGE on Blog Talk Radio

    in Hobbies

    Host Tyrone Bristol sits with AFGE Accounting Services Team Leader Fronnie Barlow to discuss her exciting outside business of being a stock car owner!

  • 00:04

    AFGE on Blog Talk Radio

    in Work

    Host Destiny Williams sits down with AFGE Membership and Organization Director Sharon Pinnock to discuss her role as a labor futurist and director of M & O.

  • 00:06

    AFGE on Blog Talk Radio

    in Politics

    As the 2010 D.C. mayoral race progresses, host Tyrone Bristol speaks with Enid Doggett and Emily Ryan of AFGE to gather their opinion on incumbent Adrian Fenty's performance as Mayor thus far, as well as his prospects for the future.

  • 00:02

    AFGE on Blog Talk Radio: Augusta Thomas Interview

    in Elections

    Host Alisha Stewart sits with AFGE Women and Fair Practices National Vice President Augusta Thomas to discuss the importance of the upcoming midterm elections, and to share important voter protection information.

  • 00:03

    One Nation March: Interview with AFGE Chief of Staff Brian DeWyngaert

    in Politics

    Host Chelsea Bland interviews AFGE Chief of Staff Brian DeWyngaert at the One Nation March on Washington. DeWyngaert talks about AFGE member response from those at the rally and the significance of AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka speaking on the One Nation Stage.

  • 00:05

    One Nation March: Interview with AFGE National Organizer AJ Castilla

    in Politics

    Host Chelsea Bland interviews AFGE National Organizer AJ Castilla at the One Nation March on Washington. Castilla gives his reaction to the march and discusses the message he will take back to the AFGE members in the field; particularly Transportation Security Officers.

  • 00:09

    One Nation March: Interview with AFGE FSED Director Bill Fletcher

    in Politics

    Host Chelsea Bland interviews AFGE Field Services and Education Department Director Bill Fletcher at the One Nation March on Washington. Fletcher discusses the turn out at the event, how the rally's momentum can be carried on in the further, and his department's focus on union activism and member education.

  • 00:54

    AFGE President John Gage Discusses VA Downgrades, Organizing Drive on "Inside Government"

    in Politics

    Tune in now to AFGE’s “Inside Government” radio show to hear AFGE National President John Gage and 14th District National Vice President Dwight Bowman! The show, which originally aired on Friday, May 28, is now available on demand.

    President Gage discussed efforts to stop employee downgrades at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and how the measure would have adversely affected thousands of support and clerical workers nationwide. Gage also addressed the work of AFGE’s National VA Council and its impressive May organizing drive, which resulted in an increase of more than 2,000 members.

    NVP Bowman addressed the union’s support of D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray in his bid for D.C. mayor.

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  • 00:54

    AFGE Authors Night on "Inside Government"

    in Books

    Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" radio show to hear interviews from AFGE's Authors Night! The event featured AFGE Deputy General Counsel Chuck Hobbie, Field Services and Education Department Director Bill Fletcher, and Contract Analyst Tim Shorrock. The show, which originally aired on Friday, June 25, is now available on demand.

    Hobbie, Fletcher, and Shorrock discussed their books including:

    -- "Buffalo Wings" (Hobbie)
    -- "Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice" (Fletcher)
    -- "Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing" (Shorrock)

    "Inside Government" TV also covered the event, featuring an interview with "Solidarity Divided" author Bill Fletcher. Watch the interview here.

    Finally, Deanna Zandt, author of "Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking" addressed social networking and its impact on the future.

    Listen LIVE on Fridays at 10 a.m. on 1500 AM WFED in the D.C. area or online at www.federalnewsradio.com.

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  • 00:45

    SSA BACKLOG, FEDERAL PROTECTIVE SERVICE CONTRACTOR SECURITY CONCERNS TO BE ADDRESSED ON AFGE RADIO S

    in Politics

    Service delivery issues and the significant claims backlog at the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be discussed this week on the American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) “Inside Government” radio show. The show will air on Friday, May 7 at 10 a.m. ET nationwide on Federal News Radio at www.federalnewsradio.com and 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

    AFGE National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski, who recently testified before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security, will examine SSA’s service delivery problems as well as the significant claims backlog at the agency. Skwierczynski will make the case for increased staffing at SSA and congressional oversight of the agency’s service delivery practices.

    AFGE Federal Protective Service (FPS) Local 918 President David Wright then will address the possibility FPS could federalize its 15,000 contract security guards, a move the union supports. Wright also will discuss reports of contractor failings and strategies to reform FPS, which is responsible for securing federal buildings.

    Lastly, AFGE Labor Relations Specialist Milly Rodriguez will detail the toxic lead contamination at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters in Washington, D.C. The contamination is believed to be caused by a Secret Service shooting range in the building’s basement. Rodriguez will discuss EPA’s response to the situation, the cleanup process, and protective measures for employees.

  • 00:45

    “AVATAR” DIRECTOR JAMES CAMERON TO DISCUSS CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ON AFGE RADIO SHOW

    in Politics

    Avatar” Director James Cameron, Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry, and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) will be featured this week on the American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) “Inside Government” radio show. The show will air on Friday, April 30 at 10 a.m. ET nationwide on Federal News Radio at www.federalnewsradio.com and 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

    Cameron, who recently visited Capitol Hill to discuss the threat of climate change, will share his thoughts on U.S. environmental policy and his role in the climate change debate. Berry then will discuss the need for strong labor/management relations in the federal government, while Warner will address the valuable work of federal employees.

    But first, listeners will hear from AFGE Membership and Organization Director Sharon Pinnock, who will detail AFGE’s significant membership growth – a number that now tops 250,000. Pinnock also will provide an update on AFGE’s fight to secure collective bargaining rights for Transportation Security Officers.

    Hooks Book Events President Perry Pidgeon Hooks will discuss her work promoting authors Lee Woodruff, Muhammad Yunus, and former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker.

    Lastly, First Command Financial Advisor Bob Hill will highlight strategies federal employees can implement to help secure their financial futures.