Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
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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The Great Nuclear Debate: Nuclear Weapons-Making in Kansas City

On Sunday October 9, 2011, what was billed as the great nuclear debate, nuclear weapons making in Kansas City, was held at the University of Missouri Kansas City. The event was cosponsored by The Community of Reason KC, with the KC Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility and KC Peace Planters.  The

Maurice Smith, retired staff engineer at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Kansas City nuclear weapons parts Plant, currently operated by Honeywell, debated Ira Helfand, M.D., Emergency Medicine Physician in Leeds, Mass., Physicians for Social Responsibility Board Member and Vice President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

Mr. Smith argued in support of continuing the nuclear weapons manufacturing program as part of a policy of deterrance. Dr. Helfand argued against nuclear weapons production and supported steps to reach a nuclear weapons-free world.

The debate was moderated by Jabulani Leffal, host of KCUR FM’s Central Standard.

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Robert McChesney on the Death & Life of American Journalism

The October 11, 2011 edition of Tell Somebody starts out with a couple of voices from Occupied Kansas City and a short segment on the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers before spending most of the hour with Robert McChesney, co-author with John Nichols of The Death and Life of American Journalism - The Media Revolution That Will Begin the World Again on a pledge drive show.

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Occupy KC - Occupy Wall Street

The October 4, 2011 edition of Tell Somebody has audio from the first day of Occupy KC, some news from Occupy Wall Street, a Democracy NOW! press conference on a settlement with the police in Minnesota, and, from the archives, a 2007 interview on The Structural Imbalance of Talk Radio with Derek Turner of Free Press.

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Direct download: ts_2011_10_04.mp3
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