Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
Richard Tripp on Survival 09 & Ray McGovern on KSM NY Trial & Afghanistan

On this edition of Tell Somebody, Richard Tripp, cabdriver, author, and former homeless person tells us about Survival 09, the Care of Poor People Event to help provide food and clothing to those in need. www.coppinc.com

Pitch Blog on Richard Tripp: http://blogs.pitch.com/plog/2009/01/this_mans_face_is_familiar.php

Then, 30-year veteran intelligence officer and CIA analyst Ray McGovern returns to Tell Somebody in an interview recorded on the 46th anniversary of the assassination of JFK to talk about the upcoming Khalid Sheik Mohammed trial in NYC, Obama's Afghanistan dilemma, and why Obama might need to watch his back.

 Tom Klammer

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Kansas City WMD Plant Advances Through PIEA - City Council Next

At the Honeywell.com website, a picture I suppose representing happy Kansas City Plant employees accompanies this message:

To sign up for the beryllium medical surveillance program contact Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) at 1-866-812-6703.

On November 6, 2009, the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City Missouri met, and after going through the motions of listening to testimony in opposition, voted unanimously to approve the latest step in a complicated leasing scheme to facilitate the building of a new nuclear weapons components plant in southern Kansas City.  Part of the deal is about $40 million in tax abatements and incentives to improve infrastructure that will also benefit the Kansas City stop on the North America Super Corridor.

The private developers for the project and their PowerPoints,  as usual, got the lion's share of the time before the PIEA commissioners and staff, but opponents made some important points.

Tom Klammer  www.tellsomebody.us    mail@tellsomebody.us

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1937, Pullman Porters-Up From the Rails, Weapons of Mass Destruction

KKFI's Bill Clause talks about his play, 1937: One Helluva Year, a fact-based drama-comedy-musical about the about the struggle for racial equality, womens rights and workers rights in 1937 Kansas City.

A. Phillip Randolph and and the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters figure prominently in the play, so we go to the archives for a 2004 Heartland Labor Forum interview with Larry Tye, author of Rising From the Rails -  Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class.

Finally, we go to a meeting of the Kansas City Planned Industrial Expansion Authority to hear activists testify against the plans to use city tax abatement and a complicated leasing scheme involving the federal government and private developers to build a new nuclear weapons components plant, leaving behind a toxic mess at the old plant.  The show ends with a brilliant spoken word performance by The Recipe.

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Peace in the Middle East & The Good Soldier

In the first segment of the show, I talk with Gershon Baskin, founder of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI).  Baskin spoke recently at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas on the topic "Is Peace in the Middle East Possible?" Founded in Jerusalem in 1988, IPCRI is the only joint Israeli-Palestinian public policy think-tank in the world, and is devoted to developing practical solutions for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

In the second half of the show we hear from filmmakers Lexy Lovell and Michael Uys on their documentary The Good Soldier.  The film is the subject of Bill Moyers Journal on PBS November 6, 2009, and features 5 soldiers from World War II to Iraq, including past Tell Somebody guest Edward Wood.

Tom Klammer  www.tellsomebody.us  send email to mail@tellsomebody.us

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Worshipping the Myths of World War II

Edward Wood is a World War II veteran featured in the documentary film The Good Soldier.  In this edition of Tell Somebody, originally broadcast in October, 2007, Wood talked about what was then his new book, Worshipping the Myths of World War II - Reflections on America's Dedication to War.

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Tom Klammer

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