Swine Flu Outbreak at Miami Immigration Center to be Discussed on AFGE Radio Show

Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:09pm EDT

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Swine Flu Outbreak at Miami Immigration Center to be Discussed on AFGE Radio

"Inside Government" Also to Feature "Nixonland" Author 

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent swine flu outbreak at
the Krome Service Processing Center in Miami, Fla. will be addressed this week
on AFGE's "Inside Government" radio show. The show will air on Friday, June 19
at 10 a.m. EDT nationwide on Federal News Radio at www.federalnewsradio.com
and 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

Matthew Brooks, president of AFGE Local 527, which represents U.S. Immigration
and Customs Enforcement (ICE) workers in Florida, will update listeners on the
outbreak and the challenges he faced in getting protective equipment for the

But first hear from Rick Perlstein, Progressive Majority President Gloria
Totten, and Center for Economic and Policy Research Co-director Dean Baker -
all attendees of the recent America's Future Now conference by the Campaign
for America's Future. Perlstein, author of "Nixonland: The Rise of a President
and the Fracturing of America," will share his thoughts on the conservative
movement as well as pressing issues in today's world such as the energy
crisis. Totten then will provide an inside-look at running for public office -
from campaigning and fundraising to getting re-elected. Lastly, Baker will
discuss how the banking crisis impacted the overall economic downturn, and why
another stimulus package may be needed. 

"Inside Government" is hosted by AFGE Assistant General Counsel J. Ward
Morrow. Programs are archived on the Federal News Radio Web site and can be
heard on demand at http://www.federalnewsradio.com or
http://www.afge.org/insidegovernment. Please note there will be a short
advertisement prior to the start of the program. The program also is available
via iTunes podcast by clicking here. Users must install iTunes on their
computers before accessing "Inside Government" via podcast.

For instructions on how to listen to "Inside Government," click here.

The program also airs on Saturdays at 7 a.m. on KTKK 630 AM, "The Voice of
Utah," in Ogden, Utah sponsored by AFGE Local 1592.

"Inside Government" is a one-hour weekly nationwide radio/Internet program
dedicated to issues that impact federal and D.C. government employees. The
show airs each Friday at 10 a.m. on Federal News Radio 1500 AM in Washington,
D.C. and online at www.federalnewsradio.com. It is also available to 70
million iPod users through Apple's iTunes podcast. "Inside Government" is
produced by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the
nation's largest federal employee union, representing 600,000 workers in the
federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

SOURCE  American Federation of Government Employees

Jason Fornicola of American Federation of Government Employees,
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