Listen now! Rep. John Sarbanes discusses shutdown, praises federal employees on "Inside Government"

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" as Rep. John Sarbanes (Md.) looks back on the government shutdown and praises federal employees' commitment to public service. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Oct. 25, is now available on demand.

Sarbanes also provided an inside look at negotiations to reopen the federal government and analyzed how the shutdown affected the U.S. in the international community.

But first, former Clinton White House spokesman Bob Weiner detailed the shutdown's impact on federal employees and public service, including children's programs and cancer research. Weiner also discussed what's next as new budget deadlines approach.

Lastly, AFGE Department of Defense Local 2077 President Jon Suminski and Executive Vice President Darold Hubbard appeared from the union's recent Leadership Conference. Suminski highlighted his local's organizing efforts at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan while Hubbard discussed efforts to improve safety and working conditions for employees.

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"Inside Government" is a one-hour weekly nationwide radio/Internet program dedicated to issues that impact federal and D.C. government employees. The show airs each Friday at 10 a.m. on Federal News Radio 1500 AM in Washington, D.C., and online at It is also available to millions of iPod users through Apple's iTunes podcast. "Inside Government" is produced by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the nation's largest federal employee union, representing 670,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees


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