FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2008
Jason Fornicola
(202) 639-6448

Congressman-Elect Frank Kratovil (D-MD.) To Be Featured On "Inside Government"

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep.-elect Frank Kratovil (D-Md.) will appear this week on the American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) radio program “Inside Government.” Kratovil will discuss his goals representing Maryland’s 1st Congressional District. But first, hear from Witold Skwierczynski, president of AFGE’s National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals, as he details his council’s fight against SSA privatization and the iClaims initiative. Also, Robert Weiner, president of Robert Weiner Associates, will discuss ways Congress can improve on its low public approval rating, and how negative perceptions of government can be changed. Lastly, Joel Whitney, editor-in-chief of Guernica magazine, will detail his publication’s unique perspective which blends arts, politics, and current events. The show will air on Friday, Nov. 21 at 10:00 a.m. ET nationwide on www.federalnewsradio.com and 1500 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 www.federalnewsradio.com or 1500 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 http://www.federalnewsradio.com/?nid=300. 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: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=212048686. Users must install iTunes on their computers before accessing “Inside Government” via podcast.

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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