“The culture needs to change.” In this episode of the Whistleblower of the Week podcast, FBI whistleblower Jane Turner talks with veteran and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) whistleblower Paula Pedene. Pedene, author of A Sacred Duty, blew the whistle on misconduct at a VA hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.
During this episode, Pedene talks about joining the military, being a disabled veteran, and her journey to working for the VA. She discusses her whistleblowing activity and uncovering the wait time scandal at the VA hospital. Pedene recounts the retaliation she faced for exposing corruption and describes the real-life, sometimes fatal, consequences for veterans waiting for medical care that resulted from the misconduct.
Finally, Pedene gives Turner updates on how she’s helping other whistleblowers and coping with the repercussions of blowing the whistle. Don’t miss this engaging episode!
WNN published a video version of the podcast on YouTube: view the interview here.