Radio

My 30-year radio career included nine years at Federal News Radio (2006-2015) and four years at C-SPAN Radio (1999-2001, 2002-2004). I guest-hosted three nationally-syndicated radio shows, including The John Batchelor Show, The Jim Bohannon Show, and The Michael Smerconish Show. I continue to appear regularly on The John Batchelor Show, and others, to provide information about the workings of the federal government business space.

Listen (John Batchelor): VA crisis becomes issue in POTUS race

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The Department of Veterans Affairs claims a huge success in dealing with its disability backlog; one Presidential candidate proposes doing away with VA altogether; and the VA’s suicide problem is mostly Vietnam vets, not vets from Iraq and Afghanistan. I…
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Listen (Jim Bohannon): VA customer service problems aren’t just in VA; more

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From the web site of the nationally-syndicated Jim Bohannon Show: The Veterans’ Administration has been up for major criticism that is well-deserved. While no one faults the care at any VA installation, the system has been plagued with failures in…
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Listen (John Batchelor): VA troubles: civil rights violations, IT, customer service

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The head of the Merit Systems Protection Board, Susan Tsui Grundmann, believes the new Veterans Affairs accountability bill will violate the civil rights of Federal employees. Improper data entries prevent 35,000 veterans from getting the health care they’ve been promised….
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Listen (John Batchelor): Miller to Obama: VA HQ “steps away” from White House, get involved

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Congressman Jeff Miller wrote a hard-hitting letter to President Obama, suggesting that he should get personally involved in fixing the problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. “VA’s central office is physically located steps away from the White House front…
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Listen (John Batchelor): Scandals abound in DC: IRS, VA, and the border

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Three major scandals occupy the minds of the leadership class in Washington right now: the Department of Veterans Affairs, where President Obama has made public his choice of Robert McDonald as Secretary; the Internal Revenue Service, where IT professionals and…
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Listen (John Batchelor) VA scandal’s politics flooding into Senate races

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The Department of Veterans Affairs scandal that has Secretary Eric Shinseki on the hot seat is flooding into Senate races across the country. As many as seven Democratic Senators up for reelection this year are calling for Secretary Shinseki to resign….
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Listen (John Batchelor): New security risks exposed for Healthcare.gov

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Two hearings today in the House of Representatives probed possible security problems with Healthcare.gov.  One hearing, in the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, included testimony from “white-hat” hackers who told the committee the web site is extremely vulnerable to…
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Listen (John Batchelor): 20M unanswered calls at Internal Revenue Service this year

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The Internal Revenue Service will answer only 61 percent of customer service calls this year – equating to 20 million unanswered calls – because of budget cuts.  That’s just one of the dire consequences of IRS budget cuts that National…
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