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

Jay Coghlan, executive director of Nuclear Watch of New Mexico ( speaks about the U.S. nuclear weapons complex and how the soon to be built new weapons components plant in Kansas City is, along with two other new plants in Tennessee and New Mexico, are all about expanding nuclear weapons production in the United States beyond the so-called "life extension program."

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Helen Caldicott on Nuclear Weapons and the Kansas City Plant

On June 17, 2010, Dr. Helen Caldicott was in Kansas City for a speaking engagement, and she stopped by to sit at my table and talk about nuclear weapons and the Kansas City WMD plant.  I also asked her to recount her private meeting in the White House with Ronald Reagan.

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Jason Klumb, Administrator for the Heartland Region of the General Services Administration, sat down with Tell Somebody in his south Kansas City office to talk about how he called in doctors from the Centers for Disease Control to look into health concerns among former and current workers at the Bannister Federal Complex.  More information at

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A little over twenty years ago, Ivory Mae Thomas was at work on the night shift cleaning offices at the Kansas City branch of the US nuclear weapons complex when someone came to her and said "I've got bad news for you. ...our machine had a little leak, and we discovered you stepped in radiation."  They took her to an emergency room at the plant, took her clothes, scrubbed her down, and came to her house in the middle of the night and scrubbed it down.  Thomas says she was never told exactly what she had been exposed to until a local television reporter dug it out with FOIA requests twenty years later.

On this edition of Tell Somebody, Ivory Mae Thomas and her son talk about her exposure to radioactive promethium in 1989.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:25pm CDT