Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
David Barsamian - Deported From "World's Largest Democracy"

On the September 27, 2011, edition of Tell Somebody, David Barsamian, Director of Alternative Radio, tells how he was deported from New Delhi, India, apparently  because of his reporting of human rights abuses in Kashmir.

Also on this show, a quick update on the city-owned nuclear weapons parts plant going up in Kansas City, Missouri.  How interesting that a financial services company called Oppenheimer is helping with the financing of a nuclear bomb plant!

We round out the show with an excerpt from AMARC's Sylvia Richardson's keynote address at the national Grass Roots Radio Conference in Kansas City in August.

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Direct download: ts_2011_09_27.mp3
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KKFI's "Educational and Cultural" programs pay off big, Troy Davis Denied Clemency, Classic Amy Goodman

The September 20, 2011, edition of Tell Somebody featured the ceremony officially proclaiming September 19, 2011, as KKFI Community Radio Recognition Day, the denial of clemency for Troy Davis, who was killed by the state of Georgia the day after the broadcast, and some classic Amy Goodman.

The day before the broadcast, KKFI celebrated its new transmitter, the result of a $78,000.00 matching grant from the now-defunct Commerce Department PTFP grant recognizing KKFI's "educational and cultural" programming.

A 2005 speech by Amy Goodman starts out with the story of a transmitter in Texas that some thought was too dangerous to exist.

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Direct download: ts_2011_09_20.mp3
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From the Archive - Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Peter Arnett

"...and 9/11 happened in front of their faces, I mean you just look out the window and there are these buildings tumbling down, and the news people took it personally and were reacting to in the sense that they felt that, sort of  revenge, or preventing another attack was really necessary."

Peter Arnett speaking about the failure of journalists during the leadup to the invasion of Iraq on a January 2006 edition of Tell Somebody 

"...and we have remained at war ever since, visiting upon our enemies the vengeance they were due, and providing for the American people the common defense they demand."

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Admiral Mike Mullen speaking on the 10 year anniversary of 9/11.

KKFI and Pacifica coverage of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 demonstrated that is actually is possible to look back at 9/11 without giving deferential and uncritical airtime to the likes of Dick Cheney and Rudy Giulliani, and without swamping thoughtful rememberance and reflection with the plague of phony, jingoistic "patriotism."

On the September 13, 2011 edition of Tell Somebody, I decided to re-air the 2006 interview I recorded with Pulitizer Prize-winning journalist Peter Arnett.

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Direct download: ts_2011_09_13.mp3
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Sierra Club's Scott Dye on Bannister Federal Complex Avoiding Superfund National Priority List

On the September 6, 2011 editon of Tell Somebody, Sierra Club Water Sentinels director Scott Dye talks about the new cleanup plan for the Bannister Federal Complex that avoids putting it on the Superfund National Priorities List.

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Direct download: ts_2011_09_06.mp3
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