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Job Creation, Government Reform, and Insourcing on 'Inside Government'
Aug 16, 2010 (03:08 PM EDT)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" radio show to learn about the life of labor organizer Regina V. Polk, economic policies that can revive the stalled job market, and more! The show, which originally aired on Friday, Aug. 13, is now available on demand.

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Terry Spencer Hesser, author of "I Am a Teamster: A Short, Fiery Story of Regina V. Polk, Her Hats, Her Pets, Sweet Love, and the Modern-Day Labor Movement," shed light on Regina Polk's life and dedication to the labor movement. Polk, an organizer and business representative for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 743, died in a plane crash in 1983.

Heidi Shierholz, an economist with the Economic Policy Institute, discussed the struggling U.S. job market and economic policies that could create jobs and get people back to work. Shierholz also addressed the industries hit hardest by the economic recession.

Finally, Center for American Progress Director of Government Reform Reece Rushing discussed his organization's government reform efforts and shared his thoughts on insourcing government work.

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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 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