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

Robert McChesney, Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, has a new book out, Blowing the Roof Off the Twenty-first Century – Media, Politics, and the Struggle for Post-Capitalist Democracy.

McChesney talks about the book on the January 29, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody.

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President Obama gave a speech in Iowa on January 14, 2015, promoting Community Broadband.  In Missouri, a proposed house bill would outlaw it.

 

On the January 22 edition of Tell Somebody, Christopher Mitchell, Director, Community Broadband networks with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, talks to us about municipal broadband.

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On the January 8, 2015 edition of the show, start a look back at  2014 on Tell Somebody, The portions are small but we’re serving up single payer health care, Kansas City nuclear weapons parts, community broadband, net neutrality, corporate personhood, food for the homeless and more, You’ll hear John Nichols, Ray McGovern, Vandana Shiva, Kathy Kelly and others, and we only made it through August.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Click on the pod icon above, or the .mp3 filename below to listen to the show, or right-click and choose "save target as" or "save link as" to save a copy of the audio file to your computer. 

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On December 26, 2014, UMKC economics professor Stephanie Kelton tweeted “I've accepted a position as Chief Economist on the Senate Budget Committee,” reportedly hired by Senator Bernie Sanders who will be ranking member of that committee.  Kelton has been associate professor and chair of the economics department at UMKC, started the blog site www.neweconomicperspectives.org and is a leading proponent of Modern Monetary Theory or MMT. According to at least one report, Kelton will return to UMKC after a two-year leave.

On November 19 at an event organized by Jobs Now and the Economics Club of UMKC, Dr. Kelton, gave a presentation called “The Angry Birds Approach to Understanding Deficits in the Modern Economy." With thanks to David Neal and Working journalist press for the audio, here is that presentation.

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Marjorie Cohn, author, criminal defense attorney and professor of criminal law and process at Thomas Jefferson University of Law returned to Tell Somebody for the December 25, 2014 edition of the show to talk about how the grand jury process was manipulated by St Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch in the case of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

 

On last week’s show we just had time for short clips of the comments of Georgia Walker and Kathy Kelly the night before they were convicted and sentenced for protesting drone warfare at Whitman AFB.  The Christmas day broadcast had a more extended version of their remarks, and this podcast includes a few minutes more than that.

 

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Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly and Kansas Citian Georgia Walker were convicted of criminal trespass for trying to offer loaves of bread to the commander at Whiteman AFB in Missouri and engage in conversation about drone warfare.  Kelly was sentenced to 3 months in federal prison. She talked to Tell Somebody the night before her court appearance for the December 18, 2014 edition of the show.

Then we hear again from former presidential daily briefer and CIA analyst Ray McGovern.  You didn’t see it on the fawning corporate media, but Ray had a contentious television appearance alongside Pete Hoekstra, former chair of the House Intelligence Committee from 2004 to 2007, to talk about the recently released summary of the Senate intelligence report.    

 

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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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