EPISODE 208 : Idle Hands

The Latest Green Line Episode with Host Art Del Cueto. In this week’s episode, Art discusses the recent decision to retry Lonnie Schwartz on manslaughter charges. Brandon Budlong President of Local 2724 visits with Art to discuss issues on the Northern Border.

EPISODE 207 : Excuuuuuse Me!

In this weeks Episode of The Green Line, Art Del Cueto continues the discussion of the Lonnie Schwartz trial and comments from users on Twitter and those demonstrating in the streets on the ruling of the court. The story of the conditions from the night of the shooting and other factors that played into the events.

Joe Frescas, President of the NBPC local 1929 visits the show to talk with Art about El Paso, OWCP issues as the National Workers Compensation representative for the National Border Patrol Union and of course a discussion of Chicos Tacos.

Art tells his story of meeting Vicky Guerrero, Excuse me! The Caravan has arrived, and points made from Art duplicate what many others feel. For those leaving their countries, fearing persecution, why is it that they wave the flags from those countries they are fleeing?

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EPISODE 204 : Uncle Juan

In this week’s episode of The Green Line – Art Del Cueto discusses the recent announcement and deployment of National Guard troops to Border States. How many could be put into service? What type of missions would the guard handle? This and other questions are answered.

Art and Brandon Judd – President of the National Border Patrol Union make appearances discussing Border Issues on CNN and Fox News while on a trip to New York. Art highlights the differences between the studios of CNN and Fox News. Art’s appearance on Fox news draws harsh criticism from those favoring open borders. Art shares the thoughts from one, even calling him Uncle Juan for his discussions on the Southern Border.

The discussion of the problem with the polygraph examination for those wanting to become agents continues. What is the underlying issue with this and why is it damaging to those not only wanting to be Border Patrol agents but also seeking out careers in Law Enforcement? Tune in for the Green Line

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EPISODE 203 : The Mumbler

In this Week’s Episode of the Green Line, Art Del Cueto flies solo and explains the absence of Chris Cabrera to The Green Line Podcast. Getting right down to business, Art discusses the recent announcement from President Trump on the use of Military Assist for Border Protection. As the momentum continues for construction of A border wall, a survey of Agents at stations confirm from many the need for the wall to assist in quelling illegal activity.

Art takes on the issue of Retention of Agents and why this is a matter which also needs to be addressed. What needs to happen to keep the morale of agents in the positive zone and have agents with experience in the field? Without Borders is talked about with the recent movement across Mexico from Honduras and how the numbers may have dwindled from the caravan trekking towards the US. Should the Department of Justice look into the organization Without Borders and the Government of Mexico for facilitating the breaking of the laws in the United States? The Trump Effect is described and how it made a difference in 2017 for numbers of illegal entries.

Respect to the Agents in the Field and supporting those working under sometimes difficult situations. The recent call for Military support at the border do not in any way downplay the brave men and woman of the Border Patrol but can allow agents to focus on problem areas of trafficking and crossing. One of the ways to also help the agents in the field, Drain the Swamp and remove those holdovers from the previous administration. Art shares a story of an interaction with a Patrol Agent in Charge Meeting, The Mumbler. A recent trip to Texas has Art disappointed, such great food in Texas and what does he get stuck eating? Tune in to find out and no, it wasn’t the Barbacoa Tacos from behind the Gas Station, that’s what Art really wanted.

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EPISODE 202 : A Discussion with Vincent Rocco Vargas

The Green Lines Art Del Cueto talks about the ongoing legal proceedings involving Agent Lonnie Schwartz. A discussion with Former BP Agent, Military Veteran and Actor Vincent Rocco Vargas.

EPISODE200 : Close Your Blinds At Night

The Green Line celebrates Show #200! Listenership for The Green Line comes from the US as well as countries around the world. Art sends respects to those listening however Chris wonders where the Canadian listeners are. What gives Canada!?

Once again Art and Chris welcome a special guest to The Green Line, Michelle Viscusi of Team Glock, Grunt Style, and History Channels Top Shot. As a Woman in the competitive shooting category why do women fare so well in the competitions? Michelle also shares advice for those females looking to get involved in firearm handling with types of Glock weapons, caliber and range selection. With the discussion on Guns, Chris, Art and Michelle focus on Gun Safety and training for the entire family around firearms. Art gets a little red faced after inadvertently sharing just how much he had researched for this segment with Michelle.

Lee Smith visits with the guys to talk about a recent incident involving comments made threatening the safety to agents and family members on Social Media. How serious should these threats be taken and while some will say “it comes with the job” when do the threats cross a line. The majority of citizens are respectful to the work of Agents at checkpoints and in the field however it is always important for agents to know a number do not agree with the duties and operations of the Border Patrol. As Chris confirms it is the duty for the Agent to be alert for their security along with that of their families.

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EPISODE199 : The Strongest Steel is Forged in the Hottest Fire

Episode 199 – The Strongest Steel is Forged in the Hottest Fire

On this week’s The Greenline, Chris shares an email sent in from Jason E., which
addresses his thoughts on morale under the Trump Administration.While he agrees with Art and Chris that morale has gone up, Jason believes the impact of pay cuts should be fixed which could bolster the working mood of agents, to which Art and Chris agree.

Art and Chris speak with special guest Mike Ritland, a US Navy Seal Veteran, canine trainer with the military, Border Patrol, law enforcement and private security, and the founder of Trikos International and the Warrior Dog Foundation. He’s also a three-time New York Times Best Selling author of Trident K9 Warriors, Navy SEAL Dogs and Team Dog.

Mike shares the finer points of working with canines, training, and his books as well as his podcast “Mike Drop” available on iTunes.

Mike discusses his decision to join the military at the age of 17 and eventually becoming a Navy Seal. The key points of working with canines and what
makes the military and enforcement operations successful from all aspects for the team. The move from military life to civilian life and understanding the differences and purpose will not only make you happy but successful.

Mike shares bonding with the canine partner and how it is achieved and maintained.Is there a difference between this and the bonds we make with children, spouses, and co-workers and the other relationships in our lives? He also discusses if kenneling is bad for that bond and how can handlers maintain a responsible environment when they bring canine partners into the home.

Mike also shares information on private and personal security canine companions and his personal thoughts on securing the border.

Art and Chris continue the discussion with Mike and reflect on his friends who lost their lives in Benghazi in 2012. Mike gets a round of questions from Art and adds a new twist to the Coffee or Tea Question.

For dog owners, Mike shares his expertise on dietary choices for dogs and keeping them fit and in good condition.

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