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This whistle-sister is a ONE WOMAN machine after my own heart!  Even though she's in South Africa, a person doesn't have to go far to experience the true wildlife with heroes like June! SHE PERSISTS....and inspires others, on so many days where she isn't even sure where her next meal will come from, and can't get any sleep from the gunfire right outside in her neighborhood from gangs and random shootings. June keeps on fighting. Speaking up, and caring about others with a loving, giving heart, she still fights.And  THAT, is what being a whistleblower means.An undying  drive and desire, even when you feel alone, and you aren't sure you have anything else to give. Despite attacks from strangers and even people and co-workers you once thought were your friends. To endure .......for the sole purpose of making just one other life better.If you want to "watch" special outtakes and content from our interview, please LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE on YouTube! We can't fight without your help! Thank you!   For more episodes, info and how you can help support the Revolution pleasevisit our webpage. WhistleblowerRevolution.comIf you have a whistleblower case that you want to share, or you feel you've been retaliated against for speaking up and you need help or resources, visit us atWhistleHelpSupport the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)Support the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)MEHRI & SKALET PLLC whistleblower firm Offering a broad range of legal representation-from civil rights to whistleblower, they really care.
 Lagniappe (/ˈlænjæp/ LAN-yap, /lænˈjæp/ lan-YAP)New Orleans is my favorite city to visit. There are so many unique things that a person can only find there and no were else in the US.  When talking with noted Whistleblower Attorney, Cleveland Lawrence of Mehri & Skalet PLLC, I found out he's originally from New Orleans. Not only did I learn some interesting new Creole words, I also found out a few really cool things related to his roots there, and what kinds of community involvement he still is a part of.  Listen in to hear all about Cleveland's history and thoughts on current issues and cases.Join US, because this revolution is Lagniappe,  but still #NoTeaParty.Cleveland is a partner at Mehri & Skalet, and is Co-Chair of the firm’s Whistleblower Rights practice group, where his practice focuses on representing individual and corporate whistleblowers at all stages of litigation under federal and state False Claims Act laws, the IRS, SEC, and CFTC whistleblower programs, the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act, and other, similar laws and regulations.  Cleveland is an expert on False Claims Act, whistleblower, fraud, and compliance issues, and has been a thought leader in the qui tam community for more than a decade.  From 2008 to 2016, Cleveland led the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAFEF) and its sister organization, Taxpayers Against Fraud, and regularly met with whistleblowers, federal and state government officials, private attorneys, and the public to combat fraud against federal and state funds.  He also served as editor-in-chief of TAFEF’s law journal, the “False Claims Act & Qui Tam Quarterly Review.”  After leaving TAFEF, Cleveland returned to private practice and spent two years as the Whistleblower Director for the Sanford Heisler Sharp law firm, before joining Mehri & Skalet.  In 2020, he re-joined TAFEF’s leadership, and serves as a member of its President’s Council.  Throughout his distinguished career, Cleveland has worked with the highest levels of all three branches of Government to shape whistleblower law and policy.  In addition to arguing before federal district and circuit courts on behalf of his own whistleblower clients, he has authored and filed numerous amicus curiae briefs in federal and state courts across the country – including the U.S. Supreme Court.  Cleveland has also and partnered with high-ranking officials from the U.S. Department of Justice to coordinate the nation’s largest annual False Claims Act conference – which often featured Directors of the IRS, SEC, and CFTC whistleblower programs.  Moreover, he has testified before Congress and state legislatures regarding FCA and whistleblower-related legislation; represented a testifying witness during Congressional committee hearings; prepared draft federal and state legislation; and submitted multiple comment letters to federal agencies implementing Dodd-Frank and other whistleblower reward programs. Cleveland received a B.A. from Georgetown University and he graduated, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of the Public Contracts Law Journal.  A native of New Orleans, he is a founder and president of the Lagniappe Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit orgaSupport the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)MEHRI & SKALET PLLC whistleblower firm Offering a broad range of legal representation-from civil rights to whistleblower, they really care.
Talk about DejaVu!?!  I was so curious to talk to another For Profit College Whistleblower, Debbi Potts. So much of our stories are identical. Why? you guessed it, because most of them used the same "playbook". They just never thought people like Debbi and I would be keeping (and sharing) the real scorecards.From 2009 until 2012, Debbi Potts worked as the campus director of the Cheyenne, Wyoming campus of CollegeAmerica Denver, Inc. . She resigned because CollegeAmerica’s business practices were unethical. In particular,  Debbi said that CollegeAmerica violated its accreditation standards and “actively deceived” its accreditor to maintain accreditation. Sound familiar, yet?In September 2012, Potts and CollegeAmerica entered a written agreement by which CollegeAmerica agreed to pay Potts  the $7,000  they owed her from previous bonuses and support her unemployment claim. In return,  Debbi agreed to (1) “refrain from personally (or through the use of any third party) contacting any governmental or regulatory agency with the purpose of filing any complaint or grievance,” (2) “direct any complaints or issues against CollegeAmerica . . . to CollegeAmerica’s toll free compliant number,” and (3) “not intentionally with malicious intent (publicly or privately) disparage the reputation of CollegeAmerica.”However, the school sued Potts after it learned of an email she'd sent , and Debbi returned the favor, filing a counter suit of her own,  which, (like mine, went all the way to trial. 99% of cases always settle outside of court.Listen in to find out if she was successful when she finally got up to bat. Did she strike out or  hit one out of the park?!  You'll never guess this one!Join Us because This Revolution is a learning CURVE ball for Higher Educators, and still #NoTeaParty!If you want to "watch" our interview, please LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE on YouTube! We can't fight without your help! Thank you!     The Whistleblower Revolution PodcastFor more episodes, info and how you can help support the Revolution pleasevisit our webpage. If you have a whistleblower case that you want to share, or you feel you've been retaliated against for speaking up and you need help or resources, visit us at WhistleblowerRevolution.comSupport the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
This week I got a chance to sit and chat with my friend and fellow "whistleblower elite club member", (as he calls it), John Kiriakou. If you don't already know, John is a retired CIA agent and a father of five, who didn't know how much his life was going to change one day back in 2007, when he saw something that was so wrong, and was compelled to speak up.Kiriakou spent 14 years at the CIA as an analyst and case officer, leading the team that found high-ranking al-Qaeda member Abu Zubaydah in 2002.Yet, years after the event and under the Obama administration, Kiriakou ended up spending 2 years in prison after blowing the whistle on the George W. Bush administration’s torture program. In 2007.Kiriakou became the first CIA official to publicly confirm and detail the agency’s use of waterboarding. In January 2013, he was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. Under a plea deal, Kiriakou admitted to a single count of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act by revealing the identity of a covert officer involved in the torture program to a freelance reporter, who did not publish it. In return, prosecutors dropped charges brought under the Espionage Act. Kiriakou is the only official to be jailed for any reason relating to CIA torture. Supporters say he was unfairly targeted in the Obama administration’s crackdown on government whistleblowers. The Espionage Act of 1917 (yes thats right, 1917)  is the same law that current administrations use as a "catch all" to prosecute anyone who whistle blows on our own Government, essentially.  Many call this recent trend of targeting whistleblowers, a direct attack on Freedom of Speech and especially, Freedom of the Press.Originally, the Espionage Act was hardly ever cited and only limited to entirely active and known spies---until recently. Both the Obama and Trump administrations have now started using this literally unrelated law to sweep and target whistleblowers who are trying to let everyone know of outrageous and or corrupt practices within our own government.Let's take a look at Obama and Trumps stats, proving that party politics are not the only driving force behind this sudden dramatic increase in targeting whistleblowers. It seems to have become a "we support whistleblowers.......as long as they arent blowing the whistle on US.Support the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
Jane Turner dreamt of being an FBI agent since she was a little girl, growing up in Rapid City, South Dakota.  This was long before anyone would know that she would end up being one of the most prolific women in FBI historyJane Turner is a whistleblower and highly decorated 25-year veteran Special Agent within the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The first woman named the head of an FBI resident agency, Turner led the FBI's highly successful programs to combat crimes against women and child sex crime victims on North Dakota Indian Reservations. She won awards for successfully investigating significant crimes on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Federal prosecutors described her as the leading FBI agent solving child crimes in the entire United States.In retaliation for her efforts, Turner was removed from her position by the FBI. Years later, Turner would win a historic decision for all FBI whistleblowers, when the court held that Ms. Turner set forth sufficient facts to justify a trial by a jury. Turner also successfully challenged her retaliation in federal court and obtained the largest compensatory damage award permitted under the law for federal employees.Since becoming a whistleblower advocate, Turner has served as the Chair of the Whistleblower Leadership Council at the National Whistleblower Center and is a member of its board of directors.Turner's weekly column, Whistleblower of the Week, highlights the stories of whistleblowers who have stood up to massive corruption, fraud, and abuse. Whistleblower of the Week columns will take an in-depth look at the experiences of those who blew the whistle and the realities of what it means to be a whistleblower.Click here for her column or You can follow her on Twitter  @fbiwhistlestopSupport the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
This week, I sat down with Ken Kendrick, a Texas whistleblower who exposed that corporate wrongdoing that led to the 2008-09 salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds of people (and killed at least nine).His whistleblower story is so unique, and yet, it's a testament to how important it is that each of us support whistleblowers. When Ken blew the whistle, he wasn't even working at Peanut Corporation (PCA), but after seeing friends get sick, and knowing why from his previous job there, Ken risked everything to make sure the executives, who turned a blind eye, were held accountable.  He sacrificed so much, even at his own expense and frankly, sanity sometimes. The length that whistleblowers go to seek justice for others never ceases to amaze me and makes me proud to be a member of this club.PeanutCorp America (PCA) went bankrupt after the 2008-2009 nationwide Salmonella outbreak killed nine people and sickened about 700. However, its head executive originally sentenced to over 20 years may have found a loophole to get out and enjoy the good life, while Ken struggles every day to make ends meet.Life is not always fair, but thanks to whistleblowers like Ken, many people will still have the chance to live theirs...(albeit maybe peanut butter free).You can find Kenneth on LinkedIn  https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenneth-kendrick-1471a347/For more info on how you can help spark change, or to hear other amazing history makers, tell their stories....WhistleblowerRevolution.comCheck us out on  YouTube https://youtu.be/F3LrYrxgsVUSupport the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
I was so glad to get a chance to know this "good man" better and learn about his background. How did I know he was a "good man"? When I was just starting to cold call and search for new stories for CBS, Vince was one of the first attorneys to actually take the time to visit with me, and we chatted a little about whistleblowing etc. but at the end of our call, he said something that I never forgot. One phrase that we dont hear or especially, say enough, and one that immediately tells others what kind of a person you are. Curious yet?Vince, this managing partner with all these historical cases, said to little old me....."If you need anything or have questions, please call me. Im happy to help anyway I can."That, is not only a great whistleblower attorney,  but  a "good man".If you want to WATCH our episode, please go find  The Whistleblower Revolution Podcast on YouTube!Vincent “Vince” McKnight, Jr. is the Washington, DC Managing Partner of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national law firm with offices in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland, and a Co-Chair of the Firm’s Whistleblower & Qui Tam Practice Group. He also represents clients in employment discrimination and wrongful discharge cases. Vince received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and his B.A. from Brown University.Support the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
Part 2 of a Two Part Interview with MaryAnn PetriIn part one of my chat, with my new friend, RN, whistleblower and hero tough mama, we got a chance to meet her and listen to part of her heartbreaking story. You wont want to miss what happened next....For this mama bear.....the gloves came off, and she's determined not to stop.She's  been denied due process on more than one occasion.....and after all that....she still keeps going.Every state has their own name for Child Protective Services, aka Department of Children and Families etc.. and their own specific laws (so please check in to your own state if you are curious), however, they all function in a similar process, with one key piece of info that everyone should be aware of. Each and every state is dependent on the Federal Funding they all receive per "at risk" child. Essentially, this means that this agency gets funding and earns their paychecks by the number of kids they take out of the home.Check out the full story in her book, Dismantling Family Court Corruption: Why Taking the Kids Was Not Enough (link to purchase.)Join us because being forced to fight for your kids wellbeing, is definitely #noTeaParty.For more episodes, info and how you can help support the Revolution pleasevisit our webpage. If you have a whistleblower case that you want to share, or you feel you've been retaliated against for speaking up and you need help or resources, visit us at WhistleblowerRevolution.comSupport the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
I hate injustice, and I really mean, I hate it. It's the one of, if not the very reason I became a whistleblower and endured a legal battle, which is life altering in itself, but  when your kids are the weapon used to retaliate against you? The gloves are off. I started this podcast for multiple reasons, but first and foremost was to give everyone a chance to hear these courageous people who have been victimized for telling the truth, and to let them know that they are never alone. It's one thing to be a whistleblower in your industry, but it adds a whole new meaning when the attack becomes personal and uses your loved ones. In this continuing spotlight on Child Protection Services, Department of Family Services, and the many other names that this government contractor agency goes by, in your state, we take a look and hear another heartbreaking, "how can this be allowed to happen in the US", story of corruption, lies, money, and legal kidnapping that is happening across our country. Think it will never happen to you, think again.Meet my new friend, Registered Nurse, whistleblower and Tough Mama, MaryAnn. MaryAnn has been attacked, jailed, had her license taken, barred from seeing her kids, forced to pay unreasonable fees, been denied due process on more than one occasion.....and after all that....she still keeps going. Join us because being forced to fight for your kids wellbeing, is definitely #noTeaParty.For more episodes, info and how you can help support the Revolution pleasevisit our webpage. If you have a whistleblower case that you want to share, or you feel you've been retaliated against for speaking up and you need help or resources, visit us at WhistleblowerRevolution.comor contact us atsingingsis@whistleblowerrevolution.comSupport the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
The Dept of Children & Families or Child Protection Services has progressively gained a reputation of targeting innocent parents and becoming their worst nightmare. This is the first in a three part season finale of CPS whistleblowers and cases that will shock you. This is going on in EVERY state. Thousands of parents who are innocent or just tried to set normal boundaries with their children, only to have a stranger misinterpret or a vindictive ex-partner or family member, try to get even.Richard H. is a spot actor, realtor, and radio host with a previous education and degree in basic law and paralegal status. Even with all those titles, he will tell you that his most cherished one is being an everyday loving dad to a cute daughter. The sunshine in his life.He bravely reached out to share his horrifying experience with Child Protective Services/Department of Children and Families, who, he states, literally kidnapped his child, and cost him and his daughter so many years apart, and damage that they can never get back. Join us as he shares his heart-wrenching story and we discuss some of the realities of this "agency" in each state, that assumes guilt until proven innocent, is paid based on the number of cases it has "in the system" rather than how many they are able to help and keep together. CPS/DCF has turned into a mob shake down type structure, and been allowed to run with no oversight and no accountability for far too long. We discuss what you can do in your area to help other parents who may be targeted, keep kids safe, and agencies accountable to the communities. Think you are safe? Think again. One phone call from an anonymous person is all it takes many times to have a single intake worker, who many times has no formal degree or education, intrude into your home and life with the sole intent of framing you or looking for evidence to use against you and there is nothing you can do about it. Scary stuff.https://WhistleblowerRevolution.com to check out our other episodes or find help, news community and legal resources.Join US because this revolution is definitely #NoTeaParty   Support the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
https://whistleblowerrevolution.com/s2-episode-8-whistleblower-trifecta-part-2-of-2/(opens in a new tab)After meeting and having the honor to speak with so many respected and insanely knowledgable people in the "whistleblower realm", I always wondered what it would be like to sit down with more than one expert and just candidly discuss the topic we all know so well from three different viewpoints, just to see where we all stand on certain topics. The topic of whistleblowing, especially today, is so complex and misunderstood by so many. Several key pieces, from what it takes to be a whistleblower to the process and beyond, were all hot topics during this conversation.The three of us were on such a roll with our discussion, that I wanted to make sure I captured and shared as much of it as i could. Join us as we get to the heart of several processes and how they play today in ethics, whistleblowing and employment.Part 2 of 2https://WhistleblowerRevolution.comSupport the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
After meeting and having the honor to speak with so many respected and insanely knowledgable people in the "whistleblower realm", I always wondered what it would be like to sit down with more than one expert and just candidly discuss the topic we all know so well from three different viewpoints, just to see where we all stand on certain topics. I was able to do just that with two heroes, Richard Condit and Tom Mueller. It's easy to see how passionate we all are about this topic, and the surprise insights listeners wont get anywhere else. Part 1 of 2 part series.Richard Condit is a partner at the prestigious Law Firm, Mehri & Skalet PLLC in Washington DC. He heads the firm’s Whistleblower Law Practice and has over 25 years of  vast and successful experience fighting for and working with whistleblowers from almost every different industry, covering such problems as nuclear safety, environmental protection, bank fraud, food safety, mortgage fraud, securities, law or regulatory violations, public transit safety, and many others. Mr. Condit worked at the Government Accountability Project (GAP) before joining the firm, helping to develop the organization’s environmental whistleblower and citizen enforcement programs, before leading GAP’s in-house litigation of whistleblower and open government cases. Mr. Condit also spent more than five years as Counsel to the Chemical Weapons Working Group (CWWG), which led an international effort to require the U.S. Army to safely dispose of stockpiled chemical warfare agents. A licensed attorney in the District of Columbia, Mr. Condit is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, District of Colorado, and Southern District of Indiana, and regularly practices before the U.S. Department of Labor, presenting whistleblower cases to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel and U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. He has also been permitted to practice pro hac vice before other federal and state courts and agencies.Tom Mueller is a free-lance writer and noted journalist, educated at Oxford (DPhil, Rhodes Scholar), Harvard (BA, summa cum laude), and Alief Hastings High School in rural east Texas. Tom has lived or worked in 48 countries, gaining a wide array of professional insight & knowledge. His diverse experiences include studying classical guitar in Seville, Spain with América Martínez, a disciple of Andrés Segovia, and working as an associate in M&A at Goldman Sachs, in their London and Frankfurt offices.  After almost seven years of research and writing, his most recent book, Crisis of Conscience, is a cultural history of whistleblowing shown through a series of riveting cases. Drawing on in-depth interviews with more than two hundred whistleblowers and the trailblazing lawyers who arm them for battle--(plus politicians, intelligence analysts, government watchdogs, cognitive scientists, and other experts)--Mueller anatomizes what inspires some to speak out while the rest of us become complicit in our silence. His previous book, Extra Virginity, is a New York Times best-selling account of olive oil culture, history, and crime, and his articles have appeared in the New Yorker, National Geographic Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, among many others. If you would like to contact these guests and ask them a question, or get more information, please go to WhistleblowerRevolution.comThis is part 1 of a 2 part series.Support the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
Brian Markovitz is a principal at Joseph, Greenwald, and Laake PA, in the firm's Labor and Employment and Civil Litigation practice group who focuses primarily on helping victims who have suffered severe injustice in the workplace. He represents individuals throughout Maryland, the Washington D.C. area and across the country in complex employment litigation and appellate matters involving wrongful termination, retaliation by employers in response to reporting fraud or misconduct and discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age and sexual orientation. In this episode, I got a chance to interview him and discuss some basics of whistleblowing, and why he chose this area of the law. We learn how close he came to another artistic career.......and how fortunate we are that he didn't.Brian is nationally recognized as a leading practitioner in the representation of whistleblowers, and he has unique ability to hold companies and individuals accountable for engaging in massive fraudulent schemes and retaliating against clients who have the courage to blow the whistle. Popular news sources such as The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Bloomberg BNA, and The Wall Street Journal often ask Brian to provide commentary on high-profile whistleblower cases litigated throughout the country. Support the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
As a higher education whistleblower, and the first administrative dean to go through a trial against a large For Profit chain and win, my case caught the attention of higher ed watchdog, David Halperin, so many years ago. I found out how fortunate we all are, that there are people like David. These people fight every day for all of our kids, veterans, single moms and anyone just working to gain an education and better themselves. Like me, he has seen and heard all the horror stories that unfortunately go along with "For-Profit colleges, and works tirelessly to educate and advocate for better standards and higher regulations against a tide of varying political theater and monied interests in our own government. Listen in as we discuss how to best use your Federal Financial Aid dollars and expose those who have no problem stealing them. David Halperin engages in public advocacy work on a wide range of issues, including higher education and climate change.  The founding executive director of the American Constitution Society; White House speechwriter and special assistant for national security affairs to President Clinton; and counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee. He has represented clients in the U.S. Supreme Court and various state and federal courts. He writes at Republic Report, and his articles also have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Nation, Politico, Slate, Foreign Policy, and other outlets. In recent years he has testified before the House Oversight Committee and at the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Transportation, and spoken at major events held by the National Consumer Law Center, Consumer Federation of America, Arizona State University, American Educational Research Association, and Center for American Progress. Halperin has served for more than a decade on the board of directors of Public Citizen. He graduated from Yale College and Yale Law School.Support the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
Coleen Rowley spent over two decades as a FBI Special Agent. In 1990 she was transferred to the FBI Minneapolis field office where she became the Chief Devision Counsel, teaching constitutional law as well as overseeing the Freedom of Information program among others. After the 9/11 attacks, she wrote a paper detailing how FBI HQ in Washington DC mishandled and failed to take action on information provided to them ahead of the attacks. Failures that she believed, left the United States vulnerable to the September 11th attacks. She testified to Congress and committees multiple times. She was one of three women honored as Time Magazine Person of the Year along with two other whistleblowers.Coleen retired from the FBI after 24 years service. Since that time she remains a vocal activist for progress, accountability and transparency, as well as for whistleblower protections and freedom of speech..Support the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
Noted true crime author, and my favorite "game show host voice", Don Jeffries returns to discuss his new book, Bullyocracy and how bullies are not just something that kids deal with. How does a kid learn to bully, where do these bullies appear in the professional world and how whistleblowers can help keep bullying in check.Plus, Don and I dish about current events and taboo subjects that get him in trouble....bleep.Join US because this revolution is definitely #NoTeaParty and not yankee doodling around!Support the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
You definitely do not want to miss one "Guttsy" whistleblower Attorney with a long history of cases everywhere from civil rights to pharmaceutical to nuclear exposure. My friend, Reuben Guttman has earned respect both in and outside the whistleblower courtroom.Reuben A. Guttman, born 1959 in New York City, is an American attorney and a founding Partner of Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC, a DC-based plaintiffs' firm His practice involves complex litigation and class actions. He has served as counsel in some of the largest recoveries under the False Claims Act. WikipediaMr. Guttman is a founding member of Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC (GBB). His practice involves complex litigation and class actions. He has tried and/or litigated claims involving fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, environmental derelictions, antitrust, business interference and other common law torts or statutory violations.Support the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
In this Season 2 opener (sorry about delay-listen to hear why), Host Heidi talks candidly about the Covid19 crisis using her 25 years experience in direct healthcare, how its affected her and in general regarding unsurmounted trials in life from the perspective of a whistleblower. How do we navigate them, or at least process the hurdles and how important "big picture" perspective is to the well being of our quality of life.Also included are some teasers of what's to come on TWbR this season, the new segment added (Whistleblower Sidebar), and some big name guests coming up. Please consider helping support the show (especially now lol) and if you have a story or need resource help, please subscribe and/or contact Heidi at our website WhistleblowerRevolution.comJoin US because in season 2...This revolution is definitely not yankee doodling around, and still #NoTeaParty.Support the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
This first season has included several unique guests, who work to support whistleblowers but we really haven't even begun to explore the effects of retaliation and the complex process of what it means to be a whistleblower. This week's guest is a veteran, a social worker, and a whistleblower. She works tirelessly every day to support whistleblowers and whistleblower protections in the US, with a special emphasis on federal employees and those in the VA programs.  Jackie Garrick has helped so many survive and get through the process. Listen in as we discuss varied effects of whistleblowing and give listeners an inside view of some of the things that each of us goes through. I'm proud to call her my friend and WhistleSister. Join us because this revolution is definitely no (finger sandwich/crumpets) tea party.Season 2 starts soon! Please go to the WhistleblowerRevolution.com to subscribe.Stay tuned you don't want to miss a single episode! Support the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
PLEASE SHARE AND HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!The judiciary has always been a symbol of class and wisdom revered by most. We assume that all judges are always fair and of the highest ethics, but according to Mark, thats far from the case. Join us as successful foreclosure defense attorney, Mark, shares his "attorney turned whistleblower" story of what he witnessed, researched and found in the state judicial system and how he was systematically retaliated against, and most of all, how he keeps fighting for vindication.*Please note that this episode has not been through a legal whistleblower court process, and thus, are allegations that Mark has made and provided supporting documents in his new book, "People V Money: Big Business, Judicial Corruption, and You" available on Amazon and peoplevmoney.comSupport the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
Whistleblowers are woven into the very fabric of the United States. The founding fathers wanted to insure that our country was built upon values and standards, such as liberty, freedom, ethics, and hard work, but most of all, they worked (and risked a lot in the midst of fighting a war), to insure that we would have a country where truth and justice......were the American Way (of life). Our guest today, shares that vision. His influence, drive and passion for whistleblower justice have saved countless citizens, educated generations of students, and led to landmark legal change. Here to share and discuss those first whistleblowers and how they still influence us today, is Steven Kohn, a respected pioneer whistleblower attorney and leader/founder of the National Whistleblower Center in Washington DC. Mr. Kohn has shaped whistleblower law and policy for over 30 years. Kohn, Kohn, & Colapinto LLCNational Whistleblower CenterWhistleblower HandbookSupport the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
Earlier in the season, we had a chance to go outside the US borders and get a different view of whistleblowing. In this episode, we stretch a bit farther and chat with Delphine Halgand, who is currently the Executive Director at The Signals Network, which is a global organization that works to support whistleblowers. As if that wasn't impressive enough, her resume includes other roles such as Director of Reporters without Borders -fighting for free press, freedom of information, and journalistic integrity and accountability, as well as Press Attache for the French Embassy in Washington DC. Even after all of that, she still holds value in helping others regardless of country or status, in having a voice to make this world a better place through information and knowledge. Merci, Delphine, you truly embody the statue that your ancestors built as a gift of diplomacy and friendship at Ellis island so long ago.Support the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
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Created by
Heidi Weber
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Active
Started
Jan 4th, 2020
Latest Episode
Apr 7th, 2021
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2 per month
Episodes
22
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About 1 hour
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