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

On the July 30 2015 edition of Tell Somebody, ahead of an August 9, 2015 speaking engagement in the area marking the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, Richard Rhodes talked about his early life in the Kansas City area, how violent criminals get that way, and about nuclear weapons.

Richard Rhodes was born in Kansas City, Kansas and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and Independence, Missouri. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his 1986 book, “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,” and has written over 20 books on a wide variety of subjects.

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On the July16, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody, Maurice Copeland talks about the lack of progressj in getting Special Exposure Cohort status for Kansas City nuclear weapons parts plant workers and about plans for cleanup of the old plant.

Maurice is a former nuclear weapons worker at the Kansas City Plant and is active in helping workers with EEOICPA issues.

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On the May 28, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) co-founder and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern reminds us that the “intelligence” used to justify the invasion and occupation of Iraq was “fixed,” not “flawed,” and explains for whom the surge worked.

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On the May 21, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody, whistle-blower and former CIA officer John Kiriakou, and peace activist Brian Terrell's remarks at a drone protest on May 17th at the gates of Whiteman AFB.

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On April 15, 2015, fast food workers and others across the country and around the world struck and marched and spoke up for $15 and a union. On the April 30th edition we heard some of the sounds and voices of marchers and speakersat a rally and march in Kansas City

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On the April 16, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody, hear from  National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) CEO, Nicole Lamoureux and Kansas City CARE Clinic CEO, Sheri Wood about a free health clinic in KC On Saturday, April 18th.

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Michael Copps was a commissioner with the Federal Communications Commission from 2001 to 2011, including a stint as acting FCC Chair in 2009. He is currently special advisor for Common Cause’s Media and Democracy Reform Initiative. Michael Copps returned to Tell Somebody to talk about the February, 2015 FCC vote for net neutrality and about media reform generally for the April 9, 2015 edition of the show.

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Fast food workers in 200 cities across the country are going on strike on April 15, 2015. We talk about that in the first segment of the April 2, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody, including a conversation with fast food worker and Stand Up KC activist Melinda Robinson.

This Saturday, April 4, will mark 11 years since a bullet severed Tomas Young’s spine leaving him paralyzed.  Tomas is remembered with the re-airing of a conversation I had with him around the time Body of War, the film about him, was released.

The final segment of the show is a continuation of audio from a symposium organized by Dr. Helen Caldicott, The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction, held February 28 – March 1, 2015 in New York.

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Investigative journalist, author, filmmaker, media critic and activist Danny Schechter died of pancreatic cancer on March 19, 2015.  On the March 26, 2015 edition ofTell Somebody,two frequent guests of the show remember their friend.

First, bestselling author Greg Palast explains how Schechter influenced him to abandon his career as an investigator to become an investigative journalist.  Then former CIA analyst Ray McGovern shares his recollection of spending a couple of hours with his friend and fellow Bronx native just a few weeks before Schechter’s passing.  Palast and McGovern both talk about the importance of Schechter’s impressive life’s work.

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The March 19, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody begins with some thoughts about the March anniversaries of the deaths, murders really, resulting from government policies in Germany and Israel, of Anne Frank, sometime in March, 1945, and of Rachel Corrie on March 16, 2003.

Then we consider some of the less-discussed statistics about police policies in Ferguson, MO that were spelled out in a recently released Department of Justice report.

The final segment of the show is a continuation of audio from a symposium organized by Dr. Helen Caldicott, The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction, held February 28 – March 1, 2015 in New York.

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