December 06, 2006
Jason Fornicola
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Federal Protective Service to Be Discussed on "Inside Government"

WASHINGTON - Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Federal Protective Service (FPS) will be discussed on the American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) radio program “Inside Government” this week. AFGE ICE Council 118 president Cynthia Kohlmeier-Parker and AFGE FPS Local 918 president David Wright will discuss issues facing their newly-created council. The show will air on Friday, Dec. 8 at 10:00 a.m. EST nationwide on and 1050 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

Both the ICE officers and FPS officers, who guard the nation’s federal buildings, are facing severe budget cuts and staff shortages, which have a dramatic impact on their ability to do their jobs.

“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 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 AFGE National President John 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 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 [email protected] or go to

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

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