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Download and listen each week, as Higher Ed whistleblower, “the Unstoppable” Heidi Weber from ( a rare view into the world of real whistleblowers, whistleblower attorneys, and others who share their shocking and compelling stories and legal cases. We find out who whistleblowers are, why they choose to speak up, and just how much they go through, as a true underdog, and literally against all odds, to fight for truth and stop corruption. We discuss how society views whistleblowers, dispel the myths, and find out the history of whistleblowing in America dating back to the Civil War and even, the American Revolution. join us because This Revolution is definitely no tea party!Support the show
Listen into the first episode where listeners get to know the noted whistleblower and host, "the Unstoppable" Heidi Weber, as she becomes the interviewee and shares her own insight into her history making whistleblower case and trial. Guest hosted by Don Jeffries, best selling author of Hidden History, Crimes &Coverups, and Survival Of The Richest, (who comes back as a guest later in the season to talk about  some odd whistleblowers in history). Join us, because this Revolution is definitely no Tea Party. Support the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
Join us as we sit down with (my own) whistleblower attorney, the charismatic and tenacious, Clayton Halunen, in downtown Minneapolis at his office in the IDS tower and talk candidly about his northern Minnesota background, some generalities regarding whistleblowing and the kind of character it takes to endure a whistleblower case. We discuss why he chose employment and whistleblower law over 20 years ago, and why he continues to fight for whistleblowers every day.Join us because this Revolution is definitely no tea party! Support the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
Did you know that Canada really has zero whistleblower protections or legal system to protect whistleblowers? Join us as we listen to Kelly Donovan tell us her whistleblower story. Kelly took a job as a policewoman in Ontario, only to find out what she says, false reports were being made, lies about crimes or evidence and sexual harrassment was widespread all across Canada. We find out that Canada has little recourse for a whistleblower trying to fight back, but Kelly still says she "has no choice" but ti keep on fighting, and she hopes that Canada will join the US in adopting stronger legislation so more people will be incentivized to speak out for justice, even though her family and friends are encouraging her to stop. What do you think Kelly should do? You make the call. Join us because, (even in Canada), this revolution is definitely no tea party. Hosted by "the Unstoppable" Heidi Weber <a rel="payment">Support the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
The legal process of whistleblowing is very complicated. In this episode, we get a chance to hear a different point of view, a government prosecutor, who has spent over 25 years in the Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecuting cases in the False Claims Act.  She's not afraid and has taken on many of the big corporations, held them accountable in almost every industry, and is responsible for helping recover BILLIONS of taxpayer dollars. Her work and career has saved many lives, recovered lost funds, and stopped fraud, waste and abuse. She's a true warrior, but you'd never know it because she is so sweet. Since leaving the DOJ, she now works in private practice to represent whistleblowers individually.<a rel="payment">Support the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
Best selling author of Hidden History, Crimes & Coverups, and Survival of the Richest, Don Jeffries is our guest. Listen as he shares some unique whistleblower history, his perspectives on current issues and his own "hidden history".Support the show (https://www.PayPal.Me/whistleblowerpodcast)
Many times we see an organization, but we don't see the "people" behind it who give it life. The Government Accountability Project is a non-profit organization of attorneys and others who support, and have been helping protect whistleblowers since 1977. Since graduating law school, (and even before), Dana Gold has been a believer and leader in GAP's mission for most of her career as an attorney. Join us as she lets us in on how she worked (works) so hard to support these initiatives and how she continues to fight for whistleblower rights and protections as her life's work.Support 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)
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)
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)
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 to subscribe.Stay tuned you don't want to miss a single episode! 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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) 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)
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. 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)
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