FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2008
Jason Fornicola
(202) 639-6448

U.S. Reps. Marion Berry, Frank Pallone Jr. to Be Featured on "Inside Government"

WASHINGTON—Congressmen Marion Berry (D-Ark.) and Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) will be featured this week on the American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) radio program “Inside Government”. Both were speakers at AFGE’s recent Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization conference. Berry will address issues facing Congress, while Pallone will talk about the need for more funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs and provide his take on a national health care system. Also, AFGE members can learn more about their benefits on “Mark’s Corner” with AFGE National Benefits Coordinator Mark Williams, as well as a preview of the upcoming Take Back America conference with Campaign for America’s Future Online Editor Bill Scher. The Take Back America conference will be held March 17-19 in Washington, D.C. The show will air on Friday, March 14 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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