Blow The Whistle

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A New Whistleblower Law

Friday, November 30, 2012

In 2010, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act was killed when a mystery Senator placed what’s called a secret hold on the bill. On the Media partnered with the Government Accountability Project and our listeners to find out who was behind killing the bill. This week, a new version of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act was finally signed into law. Tom Devine, director for the Government Accountability Project, talks to Bob about what the new law does to protect whistleblowers and where it is lacking.

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The Conclusion of the Blow the Whistle Project

Friday, April 01, 2011

In January we launched our Blow the Whistle project - our attempt to identify the Senator behind a secret hold that killed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. We worked with the Government Accountability Project and listeners, many of whom called their senators to ask: Was it you? ...

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Reforming the Senate's 'Secret Holds'

Friday, February 04, 2011

On January 27th, the Senate agreed to reform the practice of "secret holds," making it much harder for anonymous Senators to anonymously block legislation, like they did with the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, from reaching the floor for a vote. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, who sponsored ...

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The Personal Cost of Blowing the Whistle

Friday, February 04, 2011

When Franz Gayl went to Iraq as a civil servant science advisor in 2006, he learned of equipment shortages that were endangering soldiers. But when he tried to address these shortages through his chain of command he was ignored. By reaching out to Congress and the press, he brought

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Whistleblower update

Friday, January 07, 2011

On December 22nd, in the face of overwhelming bipartisan support, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act was killed at the last minute when a mystery Senator placed what’s called an anonymous hold on the bill. Tom Devine, of the Government Accountability Project, talks to us ...

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