WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" radio show for a look back at Hurricane Katrina and the work done by federal employees during the crisis. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Aug. 27, is now available on demand.
Former AFGE Federal Emergency Management Agency Local 4060 President Leo Bosner discussed his work during Hurricane Katrina as a FEMA watch officer. Bosner, who developed FEMA's National Situation Reports prior to the storm, shared his thoughts on FEMA's lack of preparation and the agency's struggles under the Department of Homeland Security.
AFGE Federal Law Enforcement Committee Secretary-Treasurer Jim Aldridge then addressed his time in New Orleans after the hurricane hit. Aldridge was a police officer stationed at the New Orleans VA Medical Center, where he helped evacuate staff and secure the hospital. Describing New Orleans as a "war zone," Aldridge indicated a need for more planning and better coordination between federal agencies to deal with the crisis.
Also on the show, Maryland Citizens Health Initiative President Vincent DeMarco discussed his work to build coalitions around issues such as gun control, health care, and tobacco regulation.
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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 www.federalnewsradio.com. It is also available to 70 million 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 600,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.
SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees