FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2008
Jason Fornicola
(202) 639-6448

Former Virginia Governor Mark Warner to Be Featured on "Inside Government"

WASHINGTON— Former Virginia Governor Mark Warner will discuss his 2008 Senate run this week on the American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) radio program “Inside Government”. Warner will also discuss his plan for health care reform in America, which includes universal health coverage for every American. Union leaders Reg Weaver, President of the National Education Association and Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers of America will also appear to discuss the civil rights movement in America and what’s in store for their unions as the 2008 political season approaches. Stan Painter, Chairman of AFGE’s National Joint Council of Food Inspection Locals, will discuss the recent USDA recall of 143 million pounds of frozen meat, the largest in history. The show will air on Friday, Feb. 22 at 10:00 a.m. ET 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, can be heard Fridays at 10:00 a.m. ET nationally on demand (available anytime) at www.federalnewsradio.com 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 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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