TS Radio Network: Whistleblowers! Catherine Boudreau, reporter for Politico

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Join us Thursday evening February 27, at 7:00 pm CST!

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Hosted by Marti Oakley with Lawrence Lucas


Whistleblower’s is presented in coordination with Marcel Reid and the Annual Whistleblower’s Summit  in Washington D.C. July  28-31, 2020


Catherine Boudreau


Please join Lawrence Lucas and Marti Oakley as we host Catherine Boudreau,nationally known reporter for Politico.  Ms. Boudreau provided extensive coverage of the chronic sexual abuse occuring in the USDA as well as food safety issues and international trade.

Catherine Boudreau is a food and agriculture reporter for POLITICO Pro.

Catherine Boudreau has spent the last five years reporting on the politics of food and agriculture, including federal agencies like USDA and FDA. Her recent work spans a broad range of issues, from the impact of President Donald Trump’s trade wars on farmers — who received $28 billion in aid over the last two years — to the administration’s crackdown on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to the USDA’s decades-long history of discrimination against farmers of color and women.
Catherine first started writing about civil rights issues at USDA in 2016, after attending a House Oversight hearing on the Forest Service where women firefighters described a culture of sexual harassment and assault and retaliation if they reported it. https://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/usda-whistleblowers-232145
Since then, she has reported on the ouster of former Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke following reports of his own sexual misconduct (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.politico.com/amp/story/2018/03/07/forest-service-chief-resigns-misconduct-allegations-395048), as well as a female employee’s public plea for help after filing a complaint that she was retaliated against for ending an affair with a senior manager (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.politico.com/amp/story/2018/02/22/agriculture-metoo-black-history-421649).
Recently, Catherine has been reporting on the resignation of former USDA civil rights leader Naomi Churchill Earp after just one year on the job.

Before joining POLITICO, Catherine spent nearly two years writing about agriculture, food safety and international trade at Bloomberg BNA where she covered Congress, the Agriculture Department and Food and Drug Administration. Catherine’s work also has appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek.

Catherine is a native Vermonter and carries pure maple syrup to her favorite brunch spots in D.C., her current home. When not working, she likes to plan trips to places she’s never been and see live music. She really wants to start playing piano again.

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  1. christine morrison
    Feb 26, 2020 @ 11:14:44

    My story documents judges’ abuse of power and blowing the whistle on the connivance between power and politics. My goal is to cause an “METOO” single issue movement to expose unaccountable judges riskless abuse of power, compensation for abusees, and reform. Michigan Democratic State Representative responded to me November 19, 2019:
    “Representative Stone was very moved by your experiences and immediately our office began looking into Judicial Bias and how it is addressed in the State of Michigan. With that all said, it is still well documented that either recourse is an uphill, and sometimes impossible, battle for a person when looking for judicial recourse and is in need of reform.”
    Book/amazon: Judicial Criminals The greatest fraud upon American society America’s Legal System


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