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In the first half hour, Steven Kohn interviews whistleblower and former U.S. prosecutor Richard Convertino about the recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision that reinstated his Privacy Act case. In 2003, Mr. Convertino blew the whistle on former Attorney General Ashcroft's handling of terrorism prosecutions. High-ranking Justice Department officials retaliated against him by leaking highly disparaging and untrue information about him to the Detroit Free Press. The Appeals Court decision allows Mr. Convertino to continue to conduct discovery into who illegally leaked the information about him.
In the second half hour, Richard Renner speaks with whistleblower Charles Scott Howard about his recent reinstatement in his case against Cumberland River Coal Co. The company was also ordered to pay a $30,000 fine for discriminating against a whistleblower. Mr. Howard, no stranger to blowing the whistle on unsafe conditions in mines, started exposing safety issues back in 2007. He has also testified before a Congressional committee about mine safety issues. Australian singer/songwriter, Raymond Crooke, wrote a folk song about Scott (which was based on Dave Jamieson's 6/19/12 HuffPost article about Scott winning).
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