December 12, 2007
Jason Fornicola
(202) 639-6448

Proposed DoD Furloughs to Be Discussed on "Inside Government"

WASHINGTON— Plans by the Department of Defense (DoD) to furlough hundreds of thousands of civilian defense employees will be discussed this week on the American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) radio program “Inside Government”. Don Hale, AFGE’s DEFCON Chair, will discuss the proposed furloughs and their impact. Also scheduled to appear are Troy Tingey, Hill AFB Local 1592 President; Carolyn Chando, Hill AFB Local 1592 Secretary; Mike Kelly, AFGE 9th District National Vice President; and Gerald Swanke, AFGE 11th District National Vice President. The show will air on Friday, Dec. 14 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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