Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
2010 on Tell Somebody - Part 1

On the last edition of the show in 2010, we started a look back at the year on Tell Somebody.  Starting with a January guest host we heard excerpts from shows airing in first part of the year, ending with the June 22, 2010 show with Dr. Helen Caldicott telling us a fascinating story about how Patti Davis asked Caldicott to talk about nuclear weapons to her father, Ronald Reagan.

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Ray McGovern - arrested at the White House

On Thursday December 16, 2010, Daniel Ellsberg, FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, Code Pink activist Medea Benjamin, physician Margaret Flowers, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern and others joined Veterans for Peace in a protest in front of the White House.  131 chose to be arrested.

The December 21 edition of Tell Somebody featured Ray McGovern recounting the days events and giving some of his thoughts about Wikileaks, Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.

The photo here of Coleen Rowley and Ray McGovern was taken by Cheryl Biren and appears courtesy of www.opednews.com.

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Robert Parry of Consortium News talks to Tell Somebody

The December 14, 2010 edition of Tell Somebody features a conversation with journalist Robert Parry.

Robert Parry covered Washington for more than three decades for news organizations including the Associated Press and Newsweek, led the way in exposing the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980s (as well as breaking stories on contra-cocaine trafficking, the Iraq-gate scandal and the October Surprise controversy regarding Republican misconduct in Election 1980).

But he couldn’t abide a mainstream U.S. news media that increasingly shied away from telling difficult truths. He refused to play the career games to get ahead.

In 1995, Parry started the first Internet investigative magazine, Consortiumnews.com, to create a home for well-reported journalism that defied Washington’s timorous and vapid “conventional wisdom.” For 14 years, the Web site has delivered consistently high-quality articles on important topics to millions of readers around the world.

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What We Need to Know - Bill Moyers speaking at 2008 National Media Reform Conference

The December 7, 2010 edition of Tell Somebody featured the speech given by Bill Moyers at the June, 2008 National Conference on Media Reform put on by Free Press. 

The fifth National Conference on Media Reform is set for April 8-10, 2011 in Boston.

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Survival 10 Homelessness Event - plus Bill Douglas' 2012 The Awakening

The November 30, 2010 edition of Tell Somebody has a report from the November 27th Survival 10 event for the homeless put on by Richard Tripp's COPPINC at the new Hope Faith Ministries facility in Kansas City, and an interview with Kansas City activist Bill Doulgas on his novel 2012 The Awakening and a lot more.

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Survival 10 - Care of Poor People

The November 23, 2010 edition of Tell Somebody featured an audio visit to the new home of Hope Faith Ministries, a day center in Kansas City for the homeless, on the day of their grand opening.  Hope Faith Ministries is hosting Care of Poor People's Survival 10 event, as well as the national broadcast of the Homelessness Marathon, coming in February. We had a word with Hope Faith Ministries executive director Desiree Monize, and with Care of Poor People director Richard Tripp.  All that and more on this week's show.

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David Cobb in Kansas City for the Move To Amend the Constitution

The November 16, 2010 edition of Tell Somebody featured an excerpt of former Green Party Presidential nominee David Cobb's November 14th Kansas City speech on the Move to Amend the Constitution to overturn "corporate personhood."  But first, some background on corporate personhood and the Citizens United v FEC Supreme Court decision from author and radio host Thom Hartmann, Public Citizen's Craig Holman, and more.  The show ends with Robin Monahan of the Marching Monahans - www.lairdandrobin.org - giving an account of the completion of their walk from California to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

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IG Blasts GSA Agency for Misleading Info & Sierra Club on Bannister Federal Complex Polllution

On this edition of Tell Somebody, Scott Dye, Director of Sierra Club Water Sentinels talks about pollution at the Bannister Federal Complex, and a report from the GSA press briefing about a Review of Health and Safety Conditions at the Bannister Federal Complex, Kansas City Missouri, issued November 8, 2010 by the Office of Inspector General, General Services Administration.  The report is highly critical of GSA's Public Buildings Service with one section headed "Incorrect and Misleading Information, Inadequate File Documentation, and Possible Non-Compliance with CERCLA Reporting Requirements Damage GSA's Credibility." 

Scott Dye interview, audio from press briefing with GSA's Regional Administrator Jason Klumb and much more.

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Cold War Soldiers' Donna Hand Explains Nuke Plant Workers Claims

This edition of Tell Somebody features Donna Hand, vice president of Cold War Soldiers, explaining some of the intricacies  of filing claims with the federal government for health problems resulting from exposure to toxic substances at the Kansas City nuclear weapons parts plant.  There is also a bit of election day commentary.

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Will the Supreme Court Ban Class Actions? and EEOICPA Town Hall for Nuclear Weapons Plant Workers

On Wednesday, October 20, 2010, Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, and Deepak Gupta, Public Citizen attorney held a telephone press briefing to provide background on the argument in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Nov. 9. The court will decide whether companies can deny consumers and employees the right to band together through class actions to fight fraud, discrimination and other illegal practices. AT&T argues that the courts must enforce the fine print of its contracts that ban class actions. Public Citizen attorney Deepak Gupta will argue before the court on behalf of consumers, claiming that the contracts are unconscionable and unenforceable. 

 Tell Somebody was on the phone.

Also on October 20th, an agency of the Department of Labor held a town hall meeting about filing claims for workers who have health problems from working at the Kansas City nuclear weapons parts plant.

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