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December 13, 2006
Jason Fornicola
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AFGE National President John Gage to Discuss Iraq Study Group Recommendations on "Inside Government"

WASHINGTON - John Gage, National President of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), will appear on AFGE’s radio program “Inside Government” this week. President Gage will discuss the recent Iraq Study Group report that included a recommendation calling for “directed assignments” of federal employees to Iraq if there is a shortage of volunteers. Also featured on the program will be Bill Bransford and Diana Veilleux, co-hosts of the FEDtalk radio program and partners in the Shaw, Bransford, Veilleux & Roth P.C. law firm. The show will air on Friday, Dec. 15 at 10:00 a.m. EST nationwide on www.federalnewsradio.com and 1050 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

“Inside Government” is a one-hour weekly nationwide radio/Internet program dedicated to issues that impact all federal and D.C. government employees. In launching “Inside Government”, AFGE became one of the first unions and the only federal workers’ union to have a national broadcast program on the air.

The program, hosted by AFGE Assistant General Counsel Ward Morrow, debuted June 30 and can be heard Fridays at 10:00 a.m. EST nationally on demand (available anytime) at www.federalnewsradio.com or 1050 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

“Through ‘Inside Government’, we are able to bring the issues that impact all federal and D.C. government workers to a national audience on a regular basis,” said Gage, who is the show’s creator and executive producer. “This show gives the real story on what is happening inside our government agencies and the rights of federal and D.C. government employees.”

Programs are archived on the Federal News Radio Web site and can be heard on demand (available anytime) at http://www.federalnewsradio.com/index.php?nid=299. Federal News Radio is one of the most popular online news stations in the country, according to the Baltimore Sun/New York Times Syndicate.

For more information, please e-mail InsideGovernment@afge.org or go to www.federalnewsradio.com.

Please note there will be a short advertisement prior to the start of the program.

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