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

David Barsamian, founder and director of the award-winning Alternative Radio program, just returned from a trip to India and Nepal, took some time to talk to Tell Somebody about his trip.  He tells of running into eminent Indian environmental activist Vandana Shiva at a protest on an overpass in India, of his return to Nepal for the first time in decades, and shares his observations on subjects ranging from PBS' Charlie Rose to some rather vacuous comments from a couple of members of the Kansas City Missouri city council that he heard on Tell Somebody.

The bulk of the show is David Barsamian on fire, in a good way, but first a snip of audio from the same-day Public Citizen press conference on the hyper-activist Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United v FEC case and the non-sequitor dismissal of critics of the proposed new Kansas City nuclear WMD plant boondoggle by KCMO councilman John Sharp and councilwoman Kathy Jolly.

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Tom Klammer

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On the morning of January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court handed down a decision on the Citizens United v FEC case. A couple hours later, Public Citizen held a phone-in conference about the decision.
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Richard Tripp, founder and director of Care of Poor People,, has a 20th anniversary event to help the homeless coming up in April, but he needs your help now.

Massachusetts radio host David Pakman talks about the special election for the US Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy.

A quick update on the KCMO city council action on the Kansas City WMD plant to be built in south Kansas City.

Tom Klammer

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Nukewatch Director Jay Coghlan

Jay Coghlan, Executive Director of Nuclear Watch of New Mexico, came to Kansas City for the Breaking the Silence Conference to speak about Kansas City and the Nuclear Weapons Complex.  Before the conference, he sat down to talk to Tell Somebody.

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Breaking the Silence in KCK, & News From Iran

Nilufar, host of , Saba, The Wind of Love, a Sunday afternoon KKFI show of Persian music and news from Iran, guest-hosts this edition of Tell Somebody.

In the first half of the show, she plays interviews I did with Richard Mabion, organizer of the Breaking the Silence conference held in Kansas City, Kansas and with Ann Suellentrop of Physicians for Social Responsibility.  Mabion talks about the whole conference which had a theme this year of 'How Health and the Environment Connect,' then Suellentrop talks about the part of the conference dealing with the Kansas City WMD plant and nuclear disarmament.

Then Nilufar reviews recent news out of Iran regarding nuclear policy and protests that have been going on in the months since the June elections there.

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Tom Klammer     

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