Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
Kansas City Anti-Nuclear Bomb Initiative & Prometheus Radio Explains LPFM

On the August 30, 2011 edtion of Tell Somebody, nuclear bombs and Low Power FM radio.

In the first two segments of the show, we hear about the Kansas City, Missouri City Council's fight to keep petition intiative which would prohibit production of parts for nuclear weapons in Kansas City off the ballot.  In the final segment, the Prometheus Radio Project's Station Support Team comes to Kansas City to explain what LPFM is and how to get it.

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Direct download: ts_2011_08_30.mp3
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Grass Roots Radio Conference in Kansas City

After a segment on how a Kansas City, MO city council committee worked to try to derail an anti-nukes ballot iniative petition, the August 23, 2011 edition of Tell Somebody featured a few samples from the National Grassroots Radio Conference hosted by Friends of Community Media with help from KKFI.

By no means a comprehensive sampling, the show includes excerpts from workshops on community radio's role in emergency broadcasting,  community radio coverage of activism against nuclear weapons, a threat to university radio stations, Native American and Persian perspectives on diversifying programming, and how the Citizens United case directly relates to grassroots radio.

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Direct download: ts_2011_08_23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:01pm CDT

Maria Armoudian on the media's role in the fate of the world, and on coming to the GRC

On the August 16, 2011 edition of Tell Somebody, two days before the start of the Grass Roots Radio Coalition Conference in Kansas City, we called author and broadcaster  Maria Armoudian in Los Angeles to hear why she was making the trip to KC for the GRC, and to ask about her book, Kill the Messenger - the Media's Role in the Fate of the World.

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Dr. Lloyd Jeff Dumas - Maximizing Job Creation - An Analysis of Alternatives for the Transformation of the Kansas City Plant

Kansas City, Missouri politicians who defend city taxpayer support of a new nuclear weapons parts plant owned by a city agency cite the retention of jobs as major justification.  Kansas City Peace Planters commissioned a report by Dr. Teresa D. Nelson and Dr. Lloyd J. Dumas to examine the jobs issue related to production of nuclear weapons parts in comparision to alternative uses of such a facility.

Teresa D. Nelson is an independent researcher and consultant with a Ph.D in Public Policy and Political Economy from the University of Texas at Dallas. Lloyd J. Dumas is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Texas at Dallas.

On the August 9, 2011 edition of Tell Somebody, we hear from co-author Dr. Lloyd Dumas about the report, Maximizing Job Creation: An Analysis of Alternatives for the Transformation of the Kansas City Plant.

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Direct download: ts_2011_08_09_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT

Ray McGovern on "Common Sense: It's the War Economy, Stupid!"

Former CIA Analyst and Presidential Briefer Ray McGovern returned to Tell Somebody on the August 2, 2011 edition of the show.  Ray starts out a wide-ranging conversation with his account of joining Christian and Jewish leaders in the Capitol Rotunda urging Congress not to balance the budget on the backs of the poor.

Ray notes the lack of coverage of the protest in the Fawning Corporate Media, and says: "in forty-eight years in Washington, I've seen a lot of change, a LOT of change.  But there's one change that dwarfs all the others in significance and importance, and that's this change: we no longer have in any real sense a free media.  That's big. That couldn't be bigger."

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Direct download: ts_2011_08_02.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT