Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
Investigative Journalist Russ Baker on the Bush "Family of Secrets" and More

Russ Baker is an award-winning investigative reporter with a track record for making sense of complex and little understood matters. He has written for the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, the Nation, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Village Voice and Esquire. He has also served as a contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review. Baker received a 2005 Deadline Club award for his exclusive reporting on George W. Bush’s military record. He is the founder of the nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news site whowhatwhy.com.

On the July 26, 2011 edition of Tell Somebody, we talked to Baker about his book, Family of Secrets - The Bush Dynasty, America's Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years, about whowhatwhy.com, and about the state of journalism today.

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Direct download: ts_2011_07_26.mp3.mp3
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Brandy Doyle of Prometheus Radio Project

"How would this country be different if there was community radio in every one of our towns." Brandy Doyle - Policy Director with the Prometheus Radio Project.

The July 20, 2011 edition of Tell Somebody featured a conversation about The Prometheus Radio Project.  With a successful decision in Prometheus v FCC, passage of LPFM legislation and numerous 'barn-raisings' of new community radio stations, when Jim Hightower says "people who say it can't be done should get out of the way of the people who are doing it" he could well be talking about The Prometheus Radio Project.

Listen to Brandy Doyle talk about all of that, plus Prometheus upcoming appearance at The Grass Roots Radio Conference in Kansas City.

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Direct download: ts_2011_07_19.mp3
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THE PUBLIC WINS IN PROMETHEUS v FCC & FREE PRESS STRIKES A NERVE WITH KANSAS CITY TV CORPORATION

On July 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit overturned the Federal Communications Commission’s attempt to weaken its ownership rules and allow big media companies to buy up even more local outlets.

On the July 12, 2011 edition of Tell Somebody, we talked to Josh Stearns, Program Director with Free Press, www.freepress.net & www.savethenews.org, about federal court decision in Prometheus v FCC.

Josh also talked about the new Free Press campaign to uncover and fight covert media consolidation called Change the Channels, and explains how this campaign has hit a nerve with Newport Television, a Kansas City company that is described as one of the worst covert consolidation offenders.

In the second half of the show, we re-air a conversation with Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron recorded at the National Conference on Media Reform in Boston in April.

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Direct download: ts_2011_07_12.mp3
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