Inside Government – June 19th, 2009

Matthew Brooks
President, AFGE Local 527 (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

  • The swine flu outbreak at Krome immigration center in Miami, Fla.
  • The challenges in getting protective equipment for employees

Rick Perlstein
Author, “Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America”

  • His thoughts on the conservative movement
  • Pressing issues such as the energy crisis

Gloria Totten
President, Progressive Majority

  • An inside look at running for public office – from campaigning and fundraising to getting re-elected

Dean Baker
Co-director, Center for Economic and Policy Research

  • How the banking crisis impacted the overall economic downturn, and why another stimulus package may be needed