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Whistleblower’s! Is brought to you in coordination with Marcel Reid and the Whistleblower’s Summit, taking place July 29, 30, 31 in Washington, D.C.

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Our guest is Gretchen Rachel Hammond. a free lance investigative journalist who has been investigating the corruption in Michigan probate courts, most especially in the Detroit area.   Gretchen has been threatened, harassed and warned to stop her investigation, but continued on with it, determined to see it to the end.  What is about to be published is one of the most well researched and documented expose’s of what really transpires in the shady world of predatory guardianships, corrupted probate tribunals and the world of human trafficking for profit that takes place in full view of the state.

Gretchen Rachel Hammond bio:

Gretchen
A native of Manchester England, Gretchen Rachel Hammond got her start in media at 12 years old providing character voices on, then, Piccadilly Radio/Key 103 FM before moving on to producing overnight programming. She arrived in the United States at age 18 as part of a foreign exchange program. Hammond has since worked as a screenwriter, film critic for FOX 59 and WXNT radios in Indianapolis and as a development officer for nonprofit theatres, social justice and educational organizations. She spent four years as a senior reporter for Windy City Times in Chicago. Her investigative pieces and features led to four consecutive annual state Lisagor Award nominations and a win in 2015. In 2016 she was honored by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) for her investigative piece on LGBT detainees held in Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities. In 2017, Hammond broke the story of three Jewish women who were asked to leave a Chicago Pride event after they were spotted by organizers carrying a Pride flag emblazoned with the Star of David. The story and subsequent fallout to Hammond personally made international headlines. In August of that year, she was hired by the Jewish online magazine Tablet for a specially-funded one-year fellowship. Outside of her work, Hammond organized an LGBTQ job fair in Chicago for two years, serves on Chicago nonprofit boards and, in 2017, donated a kidney to a reader of the Windy City Times. Hammond is presently a freelance investigative journalist.