Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.

Jeffrey D. Clements, attorney and author of Corporations are not People was heard on the October 23, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody ahead of an October 29 appearance at the Central Branch, Kansas City Public Library.

 

One of several issues affected by ‘corporate personhood’ that came up was trade policy generally, and specifically, a ruling just out from the WTO about COOL, or country of origin labeling for food. To learn about that in a little more detail, we heard from Ben Beachy, Research Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, which had just issued a press release on the matter.

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David Barsamian, founder of Alternative Radio was in Kansas City on October 12, 2014 to speak on Media, Capitalism, and the Environment at the All Souls Forum.  I was able to sit down and talk to him for a few minutes right before his presentation. That conversation starts the October 16 edition of Tell Somebody.

Next up, former CIA analyst and presidential daily briefer Ray McGovern thinks that it would be a travesty to give Pat Roberts another 6 years in the U.S. Senate, and wants to share with Kansans (and everybody else) some of the details of how Senator Roberts, as Senate Intelligence Committee Chair, helped Bush and Cheney politicize, distort and conjure up “intelligence” used to justify the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq.

 

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Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced his intention to resign as soon as a replacement can be nominated and confirmed.  This sparked much comment on what the legacy of the first African-American AG will be.  Assessments of Holder ranged from the looney-tune far right echo-chamber criticism, to fawning, uncritical praise from some middle-left arenas.  The closest thing to consensus might be that he did not do nearly enough to bring top Wall Street wrong-doers to justice in the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, but that he was a true champion in his defense of civil rights and voting rights.  On the October 2, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody, Public Citizen’s Financial Policy Advocate Bart Naylor supports the former position, and Glen Ford with the Black Agenda Report dismantles the latter.  We leave press freedom and whistleblower persecution and other blotches for another time.

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On September 16, 2014, the Kansas City Public Library hosted a discussion on the proper role of government in the economy between Stephanie Kelton, chair of the Department of Economics at UMKC, and University of Missouri economics professor Joseph Haslag. The event was moderated by KCPT-TV host Mike Shanin and co-sponsored by the Jobs Now! Coalition and the Show-Me Institute. With Q and A, the discussion went on over one hour and twenty minutes, too long for the show, but on this September 25, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody, you’ll hear the statements of professors Kelton and Haslag.

 

But first, a few words on the September 22 front page article in the New York Times prominently featuring the National Nuclear Security Administration nuclear weapons parts plant in Kansas City, and on how the Sunday network TV talking head political shows pretended that 400,000+ people were not in the streets of New York  city talking about climate change.

 

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Betty is absolutely correct! This is where we exchange information, success, challenges and ideas with our community radio sisters and brothers, as you know, a flock unto our own. Just remember, the stupid question is the one you don't ask.

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FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley spoke at the All Souls Forum in Kansas City on September 14, 2014, and about 15 minutes into September 18 edition of Tell Somebody you’ll hear a conversation I had with her just before she had to head back to Minneapolis, followed by an excerpt from her presentation at the forum.

 

But first you’ll get to contrast and compare how independent media and mainstream corporate compromised media cover a topic.  This time it’s the NFL handling of domestic violence, but you could find similar differences on just about any topic you choose.

 

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FBI whistleblower and 2002 Time co-person of the year Coleen Rowley talked about her upcoming Kansas City appearance on the September 11, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody

We had a short clip of Ray McGovern speaking in Moscow, and Move to Amend spokesman David Cobb talked about the September 8 vote in the U.S. Senate related to an amendment to the Constitution to overturn the Citizens United decision.

 

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Jeremy Alderson, director of the Homelessness Marathon, was recently jailed for protesting against fracking in the Finger Lakes. You’ll hear from him in the first segment of the September 4, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody

After that, I had a question or two for the Secretary of Energy and others at the new National Security Campus. Then, a few thoughts on the 75th anniversary of the Molotov Ribbentrop pact, the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way and current NATO saber rattling, and finally, what looks like a Conde Nast/New Yorker campaign for Monsanto and against Monsanto’s most prominent critic.

 

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The new Honeywell operated NNSA National Security Campus on the southern edge of Kansas City, MO, which replaces the Kansas City Plant as producer/procurer of 85% of parts for U.S. nuclear weapons, was formally dedicated on August 22, 2014.  The August 28 edition of Tell Somebody took you inside to hear the ceremony.

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On the August 21, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody Craig Holman, Public Citizen’s government affairs lobbyist, talks about the upcoming vote, set for September 8 in the full Senate concerning an amendment to the US Constitution to overturn Citizens United.

In the second half of the show, a little sample of Alternative Radio, discussion of the issues of media reform and overturning Citizens United as Siamese twins, a new daily short radio show from the Yale Project on Climate Change, and a reminder and update on protest against fracking in the Finger Lakes.

 

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Who is Paul the vulture Singer and why should you care what he is doing to Argentina? Was Putin targeted for mid-air assassination?

The August 14, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody starts out with investigative journalist Greg Palast, www.gregpalast.com, explaining how financier Paul Singer is forcing Argentina into default and how that affects US taxpayers as well as 41 million Argentinians.

 

In the second half of the show, investigative journalist Robert Parry, founder and editor of www.consortiumnews.com talks about a rush to expedient conclusions about who shot down Malaysian flight MH17 over Ukraine that don’t seem to be lining up with analysis of evidence.  Is Russian president Putin responsible? Or did Ukrainian hardliners hit the wrong plane?

 

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