Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
A look back at 2011 on Tell Somebody

The December 27, 2011 edition of Tell Somebody, the last show of the year, took a look back to the start of the year on the show.  Segments include two former workers at the Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City, where 85% of the parts for nuclear weapons or made or procured, journalist/film maker Sue Wilson on right wing radio in the wake of the Gabi Giffords shooting, Jeremey Alderson on the national broadcast/telecast of The 2011 Homelessness Marathon originating in Kansas City on KKFI, and why the move to amend the US Constitution to overturn Citizens United and media reform/journalism crisis are the two fundamental issues that every activist needs to be mindful of if they hope to be effective on any other issue.

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Direct download: ts_2011_12_27.mp3
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Ray McGovern on the NDAA & Kevin Zeese on Bradley Manning hearing

L to R: Kevin Zeese, Lt. Dan Choi, Ray McGovern, Col. Ann Wright

On the December 20, 2011 edition of Tell Somebody - attorney, Occupy Washington D.C. organizer and Bradley Manning Support Network spokesman Kevin Zeese spoke about the pre-trial hearing of Bradley Manning, and 27 year veteran CIA analyst Ray McGovern spoke about the National Defense Authorization Act and the indefinite detention of US civilians.  Will the 2012 NDAA lead to the use of the military to put down Occupy protestors?

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Direct download: ts_2011_12_20.mp3
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Greg Palast on Vultures' Picnic & Kathy Kelly Speaks in Kansas City

The December 13, 2011 edition of Tell Somebody features investigative journalist Greg Palast talking about his new book, Vultures' Picnic - In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores. 

After that, we'll here part of a speech given in Kansas City on  December 11 by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly.

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Direct download: ts_2011_12_13.mp3
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FBI Whistleblower Coleen Rowley - 2008 Interview

Former FBI agent Coleen Rowley was one of three whistleblowers chosen as persons of the year by TIME magazine in 2002.

On the December 6, 2008 edition of Tell Somebody, my June, 2008 interview with Coleen Rowley at the National Conference on Media Reform in Minneapolis was re-aired.

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Direct download: ts_2011_12_06.mp3
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 Reporter Russ Ptacek on his Investigations Into Sick and Dead Workers at the Bannister Federal Complex

On the Novemeber 29, 2011 edition of Tell Somebody we re-broadcast a show from May, 2011 that was never podcast.  The show featured Kansas City NBC Action News investigative reporter Russ Ptacek discussing his work on the Bannister Federal Complex and the workers there who were sickened by exposure to toxic substances.

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Direct download: ts_2011_11_29.mp3
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Kivalina- A Climate Change Story, Media Cross-Ownership Rules, & Bradley Manning Press Conference.

The November 22, 2011, edition of Tell Somebody has an interview with Christine Shearer, author of Kivalina, A Climate Change Story, news of Obama's FCC Chair Julius Genachowski's plans to trash media cross-ownership rules, and part of a Bradley Manning Support network press conference about his upcoming pre-trial court date.

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Direct download: ts_2011_11_22.mp3
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Ralph Nader & Bill Moyers Speeches & Richard Tripp on Kansas City Homeless Event

On the November 15, 2011 edition of Tell Somebody, we hear from cab driver, author and Care of Poor People Inc (www.coppinc.com) founder and director about his November 2011 event for the homeless in Kansas City.

After that, we hear remarks made by Ralph Nader and Bill Moyers at the Public Citizen (www.citizen.org) 40th anniversary gala held October 20, 2011, in Washington D.C.

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Direct download: ts_2011_11_15.mp3
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Citizens United v FEC - a Refresher

Nearly two years ago, over a month before the decision was handed down in the Citizens United v FEC case, Public Citizen's Legislative Representative Craig Holman was a guest on Tell Somebody and he explained the origins of the case, how the Supreme Court expanded it in an unusual way in June, 2009, and why it was such a vitally important case.  The November 8, 2011, edition of Tell Somebody re-aired that interview.

The show starts out with audio from a protest at the site of the new Kansas City nuclear weapons parts plant that was part of a War Tax Resisters National Meeting  protest that was held in Kansas City November 4-6th.

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Direct download: ts_2011_11_08.mp3
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Voices of Occupy KC - Voices of Occupy Wall Street

The first half of the November 1, 2011, edition of Tell Somebody features voices of the people at Occupy KC on October 29 and October 30, and the second half of the show is a radio documentary called Inside Occupy Wall Street. 

Big thanks go to producer Paul Fischer for giving permission to include his work in this podcast.  Paul Fischer is a former News Director of WBAI, former News Director of KPFA and 31 year veteran of CBS News...including 24 years as writer/associate producer on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. Fischer writes: "I've returned to my roots in public radio as an independent producer."

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Direct download: ts_2011_11_01.mp3
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Amy Goodman at Occupy KC and Kalle Lasn of Adbusters

The impetus for the Occupation of Wall Street has many sources, many, including NPR, The Nation, The Washington Post and some of the participants themselves credit a July blog post by Adbusters for the idea of Occupy Wall Street.  Adbusters founder Kalle Lasn appeared on the very first edition of Tell Somebody in October, 2005, and we dug into the archives and served it up on the October 25, 2011, edition of the show.

Also on this show, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman visits the Occupy KC encampment.

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Direct download: ts_2011_10_25.mp3
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