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Hosted by Marti Oakley With guest Jacqueline Garrick

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TS Radio Network is brought to you in coordination with Marcel Reid and the Whistleblowers’s Summit, an annual event in Washington D.C.

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Jacqueline Garrick joins us this evening to discuss several issues affecting whistleblowers today. Jacqueline heads up Whistleblowers of America, a premier group that tracks not only legislation, but also the retaliation against whistleblowers who expose fraud, waste and abuse in federal agencies.

Whistleblowers of America 

WoA is a nonprofit organization assisting whistleblowers who have suffered retaliation after having identified harm to individuals or the public.

  1. Background – social worker, Pentagon – former DSPO Director who disclosed conflicts of interest, founder of Whistleblowers of America, won MSPB case.
  2. Article on the harm caused by whistleblower retaliation;.  How is a hostile work environment similar to combat trauma?
  3. Chris Kirkpatrick Act of 2017 and the letters WoA and Sean Kirkpatrick sent to Congress – what do we want to see done for Federal employees.
  4. How has Congressional appropriations been misspent or mismanaged? At VA  (Notice the copyright for Reingold on the website). The new VA effort: PREVENTS  and then this story ran about the VCL/MCL Report: Suicide hotline dropped 1.4 million calls from vets | Fox News Video
  5. What happened to the DoD funding for suicide prevention?  Look at page 138 of this report.  What happened to $20M? Since then DoD shows increases in its budget request:  But notice that regardless of what is says the DSPO mission is, the performance measures are all related to the VCL/MCL awareness, which is in the above item. So is this really the only best strategy to measure?

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The Green Wall..DJ Vodicka exposes California Prison System

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   The career of Donald “D.J.” Vodicka encompassed the rapid expansion of the prison system. For sixteen years, he was a prison guard in California’s highest security prisons, serving meals to gang leaders, serial killers in lockdown cells,and patrolling exercise yards filled with violent felons while unarmed and outnumbered 1000-to-2. He belonged to an elite unit called the Investigative Services Unit (Internal Affairs), responsible for solving horrific crimes inside the walls. He was a decorated veteran officer. He became the largest “whistle-blower” to uncover a group of rogue prison guards who called themselves “The Green Wall.”The Green Wall is a real-life drama of one man’s courage to do the right thing against the California State Prison System. It is an unblinking look at what can go wrong when only one person is willing to stand up and speak for what is right, against almost insurmountable odds. Vodicka’s televised state senate testimony exposed a scandal that led to resignations, transfers, sudden retirements, and reforms of the system that are still underway. The story is a classic tale of the triumph of personal integrity in the most dishonest place imaginable.

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Reps. Rice, Coffman, Speier & Blum Create House Whistleblower Protection Caucus

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April 26, 2016

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Reps. Rice, Coffman, Speier & Blum Create House Whistleblower Protection Caucus

Bipartisan coalition will be dedicated to protecting whistleblowers’ rights and combating whistleblower retaliation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Mike Coffman (R-CO), Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Rod Blum (R-IA) today announced the formation of the bipartisan House Whistleblower Protection Caucus, an informal group of House Members dedicated to protecting the rights of whistleblowers, who often take on significant personal and professional risk in order to report improper activity in government agencies, help improve congressional oversight and transparency, and eliminate fraud, abuse and wasteful spending. The Caucus will work to build bipartisan support for strong whistleblower protections, raise awareness about retaliation against whistleblowers, and provide guidance to other House offices about how to respond to whistleblower disclosures and allegations of retaliation.

The House Whistleblower Protection Caucus has been endorsed by several organizations across the political and ideological spectrum, including the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), the Government Accountability Project (GAP), the Liberty Coalition, Public Citizen, the National Taxpayers Union, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, and the Union of Concerned Scientists Center for Science and Democracy. More

Grizzly Bear Delisting: Scientific Misconduct Corrupts Wildlife Management

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Sam Jojola, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agent (retired)

WAN:  Contrary to what Washington D.C. wildlife bureaucrats have said for the past decades, politics have and will, in many cases, trump science.   Especially when it comes to the latter part of a political administration when, miraculously, some species have an amazing “recovery” and can either be delisted, or not listed at all.

The USFWS proposed the delisting of the grizzly bear in the Yellowstone Ecosystem as of March 3rd.  The world will be watching how this decision plays out in the months ahead, and any failures will be inherited by the new presidential administration.  Perfect! Impeccable timing!

The 50 or so grizzly bears in the Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem in Montana are not being considered by USFWS for greater protection, and will not be upgraded from a threatened to endangered status (http://flatheadbeacon.com/2016/02/15/conservationists-sues-cabinet-yaak-grizzly-bears/).  The grizzlies in this ecosystem have been plagued by hunters mistaking them for black bears, but also are threatened by malicious kills and other man inflicted causes.

USFWS bureaucrats historically over several decades have completely lost the trust of the American public in numerous decisions involving delisting and listing procedures for a variety of species of concern.  Political meddling into science- based wildlife is a long-ongoing documented pattern within USFWS upper level management.

Just Google the words “scientific misconduct by USFWS”, and one can see a continuous pattern of political selling out of wildlife resources, scientific fraud, whistleblower retaliation, and many cases of cronyism (catering to special interest groups like the wind power industry, Safari Club International, and others).

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