Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
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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Active Duty & Veteran Women's Mini-Retreat & Stand-down, and FBI Harrassment in Minneapolis

On the October 19, 2010 edition of Tell Somebody, Dorothy Witherspoon, Ph.D., Regional Administrator, U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau and Rebecca Bradley, U.S. Army veteran and Minority Veterans Coordinator, Missouri Veterans Commission came into the KKFI studios to talk about a free "Mini-Retreat & Stand-down" to take place 8am to 3pm on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Penn Valley Community College Campus in Kansas City, MO for all women veterans and active duty military women and their families.

Also on this show, a telephone conversation with Minneapolis peace activist Sarah Martin talking about FBI raids and grand jury subpoenas last month in Minneapolis and Chicago.

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Collective Progression, remembering Karen McCarthy, and more Economic Development Corporation

Collective Progression is a project devoted to collaboration, produced by Russell Anderson and Mandy Hancock, who hail from Georgia and stopped in Kansas City as part of a 12,000 mile tour of the country.  On this edition of Tell Somebody, they'll explain what they're up to.

But first, a remembrance of former U.S. Congresswoman Karen McCarthy who died on October 5, 2010 at the age of 63.  McCarthy was in the minority in Congress who had the courage to vote "no" on the October, 2002 joint resolution that led to the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq.

And, a trial for the 'trespassers' arrested last August at the site of the new city-owned nuclear weapons parts plant in Kansas City reveals yet another connection to the Kansas City Economic Development Corporation.

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Corporate Community Panel, Faux Supreme Court Justices, and Richard Tripp Helps the Homeless

A so-called Community Advisory Panel was formed to look at issues related to the old Kansas City nuclear weapons parts plant, but most of the "community" is connected to the Economic Development Corporation.

Supreme Court Justices impersonators, some appropriately covered in corporate logos, come to the country club plaza in Kansas City to give a history leading up to the Citizens United 'corporate personhood' decision.

Finally, Richard Tripp, founder of www.coppinc.com, comes to the studio to ask for help in his November help the homeless event.

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