May 08, 2008
Jason Fornicola
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AFGE National President John Gage to Discuss New Veterans Ad Campaign on "Inside Government"

WASHINGTON—The American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) National President John Gage will be featured this week on AFGE’s radio program “Inside Government”. Gage will talk about AFGE’s new ad campaign aimed at raising awareness for the needs of veterans returning home from war, as well as the importance of fully funding the Department of Veterans Affairs. Also get a preview of “Labor 2008” from AFGE Political Coordinator Bob Nicklas, who will discuss the nationwide labor health walks starting May 17. Jacque Simon, AFGE public policy director, will provide an inside look at the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, and ways the program can be improved to better serve federal employees. The show will air on Friday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. ET nationwide on 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, can be heard Fridays at 10:00 a.m. ET nationally on demand (available anytime) at or 1050 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

Programs are archived on the Federal News Radio Web site and can be heard on demand (available anytime) at Federal News Radio is one of the most popular online news stations in the country, according to the Baltimore Sun/New York Times Syndicate.

“Inside Government” is also available to more than 70 million iPod users through Apple’s iTunes music download software. The program is available via podcast, located at the following link: Users must install iTunes on their computers before accessing “Inside Government” via podcast.

For more information, please e-mail [email protected] or go to

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

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