September 27, 2007
Jason Fornicola
(202) 639-6448

Congressman Keith Ellison and AFGE Chief of Staff Brian Dewyngaert on "Inside Government"

WASHINGTON-Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) will discuss President Bush’s threat to veto the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) bill on the American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) radio program “Inside Government” this week. Bill Scher, Online Editor for the Campaign for America’s Future, will also appear to discuss the potential veto. AFGE Chief of Staff Brian DeWyngaert will kick off the show with an in-depth analysis of the National Security Personnel System (NSPS), the proposed pay system for the Department of Defense (DOD). The show will air on Friday, Sept. 28 at 10:00 a.m. EDT 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. EDT 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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