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All FACT Up is live-streaming the National Whistleblower Appreciation Day 2020 being held by the National Whistleblower Center in Washington DCEach year, National Whistleblower Center honors whistleblowers and their contributions to our democracy and the rule of law. As the world continues to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, racial injustice and climate change, this year’s event will focus on the role of whistleblowers in addressing each of these crises.Keynote addresses will be given by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA). Other speakers include whistleblowers, whistleblower advocates and public officialsWritten permission to record and distribute this content was obtained by the National Whistleblower Center
Dr. Jason Piccolo has been in law enforcement for over twenty years.  Piccolo has patrolled trafficking corridors as a U.S. Border Patrol agent near the San Diego and Mexico Border and then went on to disrupt major narco-smuggling organizations to landing an assignment to the prestigious White House Security Council’s Human Smuggling Cell.Piccolo hosts the popular podcast The Protectors.  The Protectors brings true life stories from Law Enforcement, Military and Emergency Responders; our Nation’s “Protectors” AND those that support them. Protectors are those that run toward danger, the ones that put their lives on the line to keep us safe; here and abroad.Piccolo served in the United States Army from Private to Captain, including a tour in Iraq in 2006 to support the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Arabian Peninsula as their Anti-Terrorism Officer. Piccolo left military service in 2006 as an Infantry Captain after serving in the active and reserve components since 1993. Piccolo remains active as a mentor to veterans and spouses.Piccolo is an author, with two published books in circulation.  Piccolo has taught college since 2017 in subject’s ranging from computer forensics to homeland security to immigration law.  Piccolo earned a B.S. in Law Enforcement, a Master of Forensic Science, and a Doctorate in Strategic Security.  Piccolo is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Protection Professional (CPP). 
Rory Riley Topping is an attorney, government relations consultant, and veterans advocate.  She has worked as an attorney for the Board of Veterans' Appeals, a law clerk for the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Subcommittee Staff Director and Counsel for the House Veterans' Affairs Committee for retired-Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL), and staff attorney for the National Veterans Legal Services Program.  She is a frequently cited authority on veterans matters in various local and national news publications.
Scott Davis is a recognized authority in the areas of government reform, environmental justice, and public policy advocacy with over twenty years of experience managing marketing initiatives, government relations and civic engagement campaigns.Honors and accomplishments include receiving two 2014 Common Cause Georgia Democracy awards including Whistleblower of the Year.Scott’s advocacy for our nation’s Veterans has been recognized by former US Representative Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Veteran Affairs Committee (HVAC). Scott’s testimony before the in 2014 regarding delayed Veteran access to VA healthcare, resulted in legislative intervention that afforded over 100,000 Iraq and Afghanistan Combat Veterans their healthcare benefits.In the 2005 the Atlanta Journal & Constitution newspaper honored Scott with the ‘Heroes of Open Government award to educate community leaders about environmental hazards in DeKalb County, Georgia. Scott’s public policy efforts helped secure $4.38 million from the Georgia Solid Waste Trust Fund to clean up environmental hazards in DeKalb.Scott’s other accomplishments include hosting and producing segments for the “Lets Talk DeKalb” public affairs cable news magazine and serving as a government relations consultant for Morehouse College’s Brisbane Institute’s Youth Violence Intervention program.Scott believes the power the press has the ability to effect social change for underserved communities in America. Positions at VA during this time period: Program Specialist, Health Eligibility Specialist VHA Member ServicesPublic Affairs Officer, VHA Member Services Key Points:Testified before HVAC in 2014 about unprocessed Veteran healthcare applications, after disclosure to White House was leaked. Source https://archives-veterans.house.gov/witness-testimony/mr-scott-davis OIG confirmed allegations in testimony in a 2015 report which identified over 800,000 unprocessed applications of which 300,000 were believed to be from deceased Veterans.  Source https://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/vaoig-14-01792-510.pdf OIG report in 2017 confirmed disclosure regarding Veteran Crisis Line not being able to track online chat conversations. Source https://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-16-03985-181.pdfExposed rats and roaches in cafeteria in the Miami VA and other facilities. Source https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article187398408.html and Source Neil Cavuto  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFZCOA730OE Exposed Trump administration in 2018 for using the Office of Special Counsel to investigate whistleblowers at Atlanta Member Services offices. Source Neil Cavuto Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFZCOA730OESource Neil Cavuto Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm0_yxUjg98Exposed VHA leadership dumping pending applications in 2019 in response to media reports that Thousand Oaks shooter Ian Long attempted to get VA healthcare before engaging in the mass shooting which caused 11 people to lose their lives. Source https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/despite-trumps-promises-access-to-va-mental-healthcare-remains-elusive 
Join us Thursday, May 21st at 7pm EST with our special guest Rena Sylvester of Cooking for Long Island Veterans - an incredible group cooking meals for home-bound and needy Veterans in NewYork https://www.facebook.com/groups/1233282906769667/?ref=share
Kelly Richmond Pope is a forensic accountant, professor and filmmaker who analyzes corporate crime. Her documentary on whistleblowers, “All the Queen’s Horses” won the HBO Spotlight Award for Best Documentary at its World Premiere in 2017 and the Golden Laurels Award at the 2018 Beloit International Film Festival.Listen to the  podcast at www.AllFACTUp.com or on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... with cohosts Becky DeNofrio , Frank Vetro , Kathy Cole , and Jay DeNofrio
Join All FACT Up Thursday May 7th at 7pm EST as Kathy and Stephen Cole discuss their award winning documentary “Whistleblowers” with special guest Walter Wenger, one of the whistleblowers featured in the film. Then on Saturday May 9th at 2pm EST join the All FACT Up watch party of the documentary here on Facebook or on Twitter @AllFACTUppodcst
Join All FACT Up live on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 7:00pm EST with our special guest, whistleblower, and advocate for the disabled, Michael Carey. Michael has an inspirational story of faith and his unrelenting pursuit of justice after the tragic murder and loss of his son, Jonathan.  Also discuss inpact of COVID 19 on New York state nursing homes.https://jonathancareyfoundation.org
Judge Alex Ferrer, host of CBS TV Shows Whistleblower and Judge Alex, discusses a range of serious and humorous topics ranging from his career as police officer and judge to the the Tiger King.  All FACT Up gets Judge Alex's thoughts on whistleblowing in this incredible 60 minute interview.  
Guest Sharyl Attkisson, Host of the Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson, discusses whistleblowers and whistleblowing.  Sharyl is a 5 time Emmy winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Journalism and New York Times best selling author of the "Stonewalled" and "The Smear"
Tonight's guest is Doreen Quinn Giuliano AKA "Mother Justice" AKA "Undercover Mother". Featured in ABC's Nightline, New York Times - Doreen went undercover to collect evidence to prove that her son was wrongfully convicted for murder.
Whistleblowers Steve and Kathy Cole blow the whistleblower on preventable student deaths in the New York public school system.  After more than 10 years of retaliation in their fight against New York City and New York State Departments of Education.  After almost losing their business, Steve created and patented a ingenious chair inspired by a marijuana leaf that eventually turned into the Marijuandack (TM) Chair Company. Listen to their incredible and inspiring whistleblower story. 
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