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Tell Somebody

Jun 24, 2009

Local activists working for single-payer healthcare are the main focus of this week's show, but we start with a little coverage of WMD in Kansas City. 

Most people don't know that a plant in Kansas City produces about 85% of the components for the United States' nuclear weapons arsenal.  The General Services Administration and the National Nuclear Security Administration have teamed up with private developers,  compliant Kansas City politicians, the KC Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA)- a state chartered quasi-city agency - and the Lathrop & Gage law firm  to come up with a $600 million + Kansas City tax-abated, PIEA-owned new WMD components plant built in a soybean field they contrived to have designated as "blighted."

We have some short excerpts from the latest PIEA hearing, where boosters speak and power-point at length, and critics, including a former employee charging poor work place hazard handling are removed by security.

After that, we listen to Dee Berry and Mary Lindsay, local activists with Heartland Healthcare for All talking about why Single Payer Healthcare is the only healthcare 'reform' worthy of the term, and what they are doing to get the word out.

Links and contact info for Single Payer:

Mary Lindsay -

Dee Berry  -

Physicians for a National Health Plan -

Heartland Healthcare For All -

Single Payer Action -


Links for Kansas City WMD Plant:


Tell Somebody is a weekly public affair program airing on Tuesdays at 6pm Central Time on 90.1 FM KKFI, Kansas City Community Radio, podcasting via the iTunes store, and

Tom Klammer - host - Tell Somebody

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