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June 18, 2009
Jason Fornicola
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Swine Flu Outbreak at Miami Immigration Center to Be Discussed on AFGE Radio Show

WASHINGTON—A recent swine flu outbreak at the Krome Service Processing Center in Miami, Fla. will be addressed this week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” radio show. The show will air on Friday, June 19 at 10 a.m. EDT nationwide on Federal News Radio at www.federalnewsradio.com and 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.
 
Matthew Brooks, president of AFGE Local 527, which represents U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) workers in Florida, will update listeners on the outbreak and the challenges he faced in getting protective equipment for the employees.
 
But first hear from Rick Perlstein, Progressive Majority President Gloria Totten, and Center for Economic and Policy Research Co-director Dean Baker – all attendees of the recent America’s Future Now conference by the Campaign for America’s Future. Perlstein, author of “Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America,” will share his thoughts on the conservative movement as well as pressing issues in today’s world such as the energy crisis. Totten then will provide an inside look at running for public office – from campaigning and fundraising to getting re-elected. Lastly, Baker will discuss how the banking crisis impacted the overall economic downturn, and why another stimulus package may be needed.
 
“Inside Government” is hosted by AFGE Assistant General Counsel J. Ward Morrow. Programs are archived on the Federal News Radio Web site and can be heard on demand at http://www.federalnewsradio.com or http://www.afge.org/insidegovernment. Please note there will be a short advertisement prior to the start of the program. The program also is available via iTunes podcast by clicking here. Users must install iTunes on their computers before accessing “Inside Government” via podcast.
 
For instructions on how to listen to “Inside Government,” click here.
 
The program also airs on Saturdays at 7 a.m. on KTKK 630 AM, “The Voice of Utah,” in Ogden, Utah sponsored by AFGE Local 1592.
 
For more information, please e-mail InsideGovernment@afge.org or go to www.federalnewsradio.com.

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