Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
Eyewitness to Russian Revolution, Nuclear Disarmament, FCC

The cold war ended years ago.  With economic, energy,  and climate crises front and center, are superpower nuclear arsenals still a major concern?  Dr. Ira Helfand of Physicians for Social Responsibilty gives his views.

Last October FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein sent a message to media reformers in Kansas City, and it is still relevant today.

And finally, the first installment of a never before published eyewitness account of the February 1917 Revolution in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) opens with 19 year old machine gun officer/trainer Hugo Hakk heading home from the Eastern front for a month's leave.

Direct download: tellsomebody090224.mp3
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Native American Journalism & Homelessness Marathon

This week on Tell Somebody we'll hear the audio from "Fight for the Land", a runner up in You Tube's "Project: Report - Telling the Untold Stories" a national video competition held in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.  "Fight for the Land" was produced by Rhonda LeValdo, host of Native Spirit Radio, Kansas City's only Native American Radio show, airing on 90.1 FM KKFI/ on Sundays at 6pm Central Time.

After that, most of this week's show deals with the Homelessness Marathon, an annual 14 hour broadcast being heard on KKFI and over one hundred other stations around the country starting Monday evening February 23rd.  This segment features an interview with Homelessness Marathon director Jeremy Weir Alderson

Direct download: tellsomebody090217.mp3
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R. Crosby Kemper III and the KCMO Library System

R. Crosby Kemper III quit his post as chairman and CEO of one of the biggest banking companies in the Midwest to become head of the Kansas City, MO library system.  Kemper will talk about why he took the job, the history of the library in Kansas City, library services and programs, and the upcoming "Big Read", an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literary reading in American popular culture.  This year the "Big Read" selection is Tobias Wolff's Old School, which will be read daily on the air on 90.1 FM KKFI this April.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:33am CDT

WWII radio story, KKFI history,Guantanamo lawyer

KKFI co-founder Tom Crane is in the studio telling some of the history of Kansas City's community radio station, as we look to past editions of Tell Somebody including Liia Hakk, who lived under German and Soviet occupations in World War II recalling the importance of radio to her family during the war, Jumana Musa, Amnesty International USA Advocacy Director for Human Rights and International Justice talking about her trips to Guantanamo Bay, Leslie Cagan of United for Peace and Justice on the importance of alternative media, and Iraq Veteran Against the War Tomas Young on the music of "Body of War", the Ellen Spiro/Phil Donahue film - all on this pledge drive edition of Tell Somebody.

Direct download: tellsomebody090203.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43am CDT