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

The December 11, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody starts out with a short interview with a fast food worker who participated in the Stand Up KC strike on December 4.

The main segment of the show is a re-airing of a February, 2008 with filmmakers Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue about their film Body of War, a documentary about Kansas City Iraq war veteran Tomas Young and the October, 2002 “debate” leading up to the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq.

 

 The show ends with a commentary called The Good Germans, originally aired in March 2002, one day before the launch of Shock and Awe.

 

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In the first segment of the  December 4, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody, law professor Marjorie Cohn talks about the new book she edited, Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal Moral and Geopolitical Issues, an interdisciplinary collection of essays and articles by various experts.

On the second segment of the show,  Kansas City peace activist Georgia Walker talks about her May 31, 2014 arrest at the Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City, MO and her June 1 arrest at Whiteman Air Force base near Knob Knoster, MO and upcoming trial in federal court in Jefferson City, MO on December 10. More information at www.peaceworkskc.org and www.vcnv.org.

 

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On the first segment of the Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody  Burger King worker Terrance Wise talks about fast food worker actions coming on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6am in Kansas City Kansas and at noon in Kansas City.  More information at https://www.facebook.com/StandUpKc and www.standupkc.org

 In the second segment of the show, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly talks about the real effects of drone warfare, her upcoming December 9, 2014 appearance in Kansas City and her December 10 federal court appearance in Jefferson City, MO for speaking up against drone warfare. 

More information: www.vcnv.org  &  www.peaceworkskc.org 

 

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Joe McGovern, just like John Steinbeck, only completely differently, is driving across America with his dog Charlie.  Joe is in search of conservative Republicans to talk to and record for a documentary film he is calling The Other Side.

 

Can progressives learn anything useful from those on the right?  Listen to what Joe had to say about that

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After news of a serious incident at a Honeywell uranium processing plant in Illinois, the October 29, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody  welcomed former Kansas City nuclear weapons parts plant supervisor Maurice Copeland back to the show to talk about compensation and healthcare for former workers at the plant.

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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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