Take Back D.C. Coalition Also to Be Discussed on AFGE Radio Show
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The life of Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered this week on the American Federation of Government Employees' (AFGE) "Inside Government" radio program. The show will air on Friday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. EST nationwide on Federal News Radio at www.federalnewsradio.com and 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.
Stanford University's Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute Director Clayborne Carson will look back on life of Dr. King. Carson, who edited "The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.," will discuss what he learned as an attendee of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. Carson also will highlight the efforts of the King Institute, including the King Papers Project and the Liberation Curriculum.
But first, listeners will learn about the Take Back D.C. Coalition fight to save city services and stand up for public workers. The coalition, which includes members from AFGE's D.C. government locals and D.C. area activists, teachers, and taxi cab drivers, was formed to combat efforts to privatize and reduce public services. AFGE 14th District National Vice President Dwight Bowman and Legal Rights Attorney Leisha Self will detail the work thus far by the coalition. Bowman also will address the anti-worker sentiment throughout the mayor's administration while Self will shed light on the firing of long-term staff attorneys in the D.C. Attorney General's office.
"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.
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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