State of the Union



The podcast of the National Border Patrol Council, the exclusive representative of over 17,000 non-supervisory US Border Patrol agents.


  • Episode 70 - October 22, 2015

    22/10/2015 Duración: 422h00s

    LIVE episode via the Spreaker app. Shawn Moran updates what you can expect in the coming weeks. We will be having interviews with the family of Brian Terry, hopefully Commissioner Kerlikowske, and a special episode on Border Patrol suicides. Rob Pepperdine will be on next week to update us on the job swap program. Another Border Patrol agent has taken his own life this week. If you suspect a fellow agent needs help do not hesitate to get them to EAP or a trained mental health professional. We cannot afford to lose any more agents to suicide.

  • Episode 69 - October 9, 2015 The Green Line BONUS Episode

    09/10/2015 Duración: 860h00s

    The Green Line is honored to welcome Senator John McCain (R-AZ) to the show to discuss border issues, both national and those pertaining to Arizona. Senator McCain agrees to help fight for the murder of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr. to be classified as a line of duty death. Senator McCain speaks with great respect for those who are out patrolling this nation's borders. This is one episode you will not want to miss.Leave a message on iTunes: Border Patrol Foundation Commercial1:24 Quick Intro2:22 Interview with Senator John McCain10:05 McCain Commits to Helping Classify BPA Javier Vega, Jr.’s murder as LODD13:50 University of Arizona v. Arizona State University 16:33 Shawn and Thane discuss the interview19:48 Social Media Update - If you want a patch email us thegreenline@bpunion.org23:46 Check out behind the scenes photos and more at nbpcgreenline.tumblr.com24:49 Shawn and Thane post a selfie from the recording of the episode26:05

  • Episode 68 - September 30, 2015

    30/09/2015 Duración: 279h00s

    On this week of The State of the Union we give an update on the finalized OPM regulations for the Border Patrol Pay Reform Act and actions that the Council plans to take.We also discuss the abysmal rating DHS received in the 2015 Federal Employees Viewpoint Survey and how they compare to past years.Finally, we have an update from the bargaining table concerning the ongoing term contract negotiations.

  • Episode 67 - September 22, 2015

    22/09/2015 Duración: 715h00s

    This week we feature an update on the ATV stand down and correct a mistake from last week's episode. We also warn about a plan floating around that could reduce earnings on TSP investments should the government go into shutdown. Finally, we discuss the murder trial that starts this week for the suspects accused of murdering Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

  • Episode 66 - September 16, 2015

    16/09/2015 Duración: 425h00s

    ATVs have been stood-down nationwide due to safety issues, the Border Patrol Foundation is now eligible to be a CFC recipient, and more Kuhnanigans in Beecher Falls, VT.

  • Episode 65 - September 9, 2015

    09/09/2015 Duración: 1387h00s

    Shawn Moran starts off discussing NBPC President Brandon Judd's testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform earlier today. Thane Gallagher joins in the show as they welcome Robert Pepperdine to update agents on the latest with the Nationwide Swap program. Finally, Shawn and Thane announce major changes to the podcast.0:00 Intro Start0:24 Brandon Judd's testimony before Congress2:05 Nationwide Swap Program update13:54 Podcast change announcement22:19 Credits23:06 End

  • Episode 64 - September 1, 2015

    01/09/2015 Duración: 346h00s

    Shawn Moran reports on the problem with payroll, mistakes that agents are making in applying for the Nationwide Swap program, and a lawsuit that has been filed by the family of Kate Steinle against ICE.Leave a comment on iTunes, help spread the word, and tune in Thursday to the next Green Line episode.

  • Episode 63 - August 25, 2015

    25/08/2015 Duración: 150h00s

    Shawn Moran reports on the final outcome of the AFGE convention and also shares tragic news from San Diego Sector. Watch out for one another and reach out if you need help or feel that a friend does. The National Border Patrol Council is always here to help out an agent in need.

  • Episode 62 - August 20, 2015

    20/08/2015 Duración: 2216h00s

    Shawn Moran and Thane Gallagher wrap up the week with Dan Benavidez, Paul Perez, and Rob Pepperdine. Pep gives a very important update about the swap program and locations that nearly 200 agents are choosing. A slow day on the convention floor as the per capita dues increase is put off until Friday.

  • Episode 61 - August 19, 2015

    20/08/2015 Duración: 5287h00s

    One episode to rule them all. Too many guests to list. AFGE election results, swap program update, bad decisions by CBP presented by Brandon Judd, Employee Assistance Program changes, and the murder of Javier Vega, Jr. Plus we preview the future of the podcasts!

  • Episode 60 - August 18, 2015

    18/08/2015 Duración: 2810h00s

    Shawn Moran and Thane Gallagher are joined by Dan Benavidez, Josh Wilson, Albert Trevino, and Albert Spratte to review day two of the AFGE Convention. The NBPC wins the biggest communication award from AFGE. We also preview tomorrow's election and submitted proposals.

  • Episode 59 - August 17, 2015

    18/08/2015 Duración: 3486h00s

    Shawn Moran and Thane Gallagher broadcast from AFGE's 40th Convention in Orlando, FL. They give an update on all that occurs on day one of the convention. Rob Pepperdine and Dan Benavidez join the show to comment on the now open job swap program and their opinions of the first day of AFGE's convention.

  • Episode 58 - August 11, 2015

    11/08/2015 Duración: 255h00s

    The NationWide Swap (NWS) program start date is announced along with details concerning the requirements and qualifications. To see the website post go to: Intranet Link:

  • Episode 57 - August 4, 2015

    04/08/2015 Duración: 705h00s

    This week we have BREAKING NEWS out of Texas as ICE has Border Patrol agents releasing illegal aliens into communities. We also discuss the benefits of being a Union member before deciding to submit a SF-1188 and leave the Union. Shawn gives an update on the start date of the swap program and announces CBP's "High-Five" program.

  • Episode 56 - July 28, 2015

    28/07/2015 Duración: 301h00s

    Shawn returns to hosting The State of the Union and discusses legislation from Rep. Gohmert and potential changes to Thrift Savings Plan accounts. Subscribe and leave a comment on iTunes:

  • Episode 55 - July 21, 2015

    21/07/2015 Duración: 699h00s

    Thane Gallagher welcomes Robert Pepperdine to the show to discuss the upcoming swap program.

  • Episode 54 - July 7, 2015

    07/07/2015 Duración: 2506h00s

    Thane Gallagher sits down with PORAC LDF panel attorney Rick Pinckard to discuss the case of a Border Patrol agent charged with murder.

  • Episode 53 - June 30, 2015

    30/06/2015 Duración: 721h00s

    Thane Gallagher hosts the third anniversary episode of the State of the Union. Updates on the data breach and a big congrats to BORTAC for their part in the New York state manhunt.

  • Episode 52 - June 16, 2015

    16/06/2015 Duración: 1182h00s

    Thane Gallagher is joined by AFGE President J. David Cox to discuss the data breach and AFGE's response.

  • Episode 51 - June 9, 2015

    09/06/2015 Duración: 1484h00s

    Thane Gallagher hosts and discusses the downing of a CBP helicopter in Texas, the data breach by Chinese hackers, and talks to Ed Fishman of the PORAC Legal Defense Fund.

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