Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
Tell Somebody Christmas Edition and Collateral Murder

On Christmas Day 2012, Tell Somebody revisited the Nativity and then wondered what it would have been like if border patrol agents had been on the scene during the flight into Egypt.

It has been a while since the Collateral Murder video was released by Wikileaks, but with the Bradley Manning case proceeding, maybe it's worthy of a little more attention.  Tell Somebody contemplates the events in that video in relationship to the biblical story of the Good Samaritan.

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Direct download: ts_2012_12_25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

NNSA Withdraws LOI for KC Nuke Plant Environmental Impact Statement

Although it has a Community Advisory Panel (for window dressing?) for the severely contaminated Kansas City Bannister Federal Complex, the NNSA has a preferred planning partner, Centerpoint Properties, when it comes to communication and making decisions about what to do with the soon to be abandoned Kansas City nuclear weapons parts plant.  Centerpoint is the same corporation developing the new nuke plant in Kansas City.  

In a November 30, 2012 posting to their website, the NNSA wrote: "In August 2012, the NNSA identified a preferred planning partner to discuss future reuse opportunities. Through discussions with the preferred planning partner, NNSA has determined that only land uses consistent with current zoning constraints are feasible.  This change eliminates the need to study options outside those zoning restrictions such as residential use. Therefore, NNSA has also decided to withdraw its earlier NOI published in January 2012."

The December 18 edition of Tell Somebody includes audio from a public information session at the IBEW Local 124 Union Hall in south Kansas City where the NNSA tried to explain why they withdrew plans for an Environmental Impact Statement.  This followed thoughts on the show about the apparent Presidential cave-in on Social Security in fiscal cliff negotiations, Zero Dark Thirty's false glorification of torture, truly heroic teachers, and America's very selective concern about slaughtered children.

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Direct download: ts_2012_12_18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:19pm CDT

Ray McGovern on Why Susan Rice Should Not Be Secretary of State

On December 3, 2012, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern posted a link at his website to a piece about why he thinks Rice is not qualified to be Secretary of State.  Most of the mainstream media coverage has centered on Republican criticism of her handling of the Benghazi, Libya incident.  Former CIA analyst and presidential briefer Ray McGovern has some other reasons to criticise her, and he shared them on the December 11 edition of Tell Somebody.  This podcast edition includes about 15 minutes of additional audio that we didn't have  time for on the broadcast edition of the show.

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Direct download: ts_2012_12_11.mp3
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FCC - Good News and Bad News

The December 4, 2012 edition of Tell Somebody  featured good news and bad news from the FCC. 

The bad news? The FCC is apparently planning to end a rule preventing companies from owning a newspaper and radio and TV stations in the same city. This show aired part of a press conference put on by Free Press on November 28 with Wade Henderson of The Leadership Conference of Civil and Human Rights, the Rev. Jesse Jackson of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Bernie Lunzer of The Newspaper Guild-CWA, Mee Moua of the Asian American Justice Center, Alex Nogales of the National Hispanic Media Coalition and Rashad Robinson of ColorofChange.org speaking in opposition to the FCC's plans to gut media ownership rules.

The good news? After years of groundwork, on November 30, The FCC will held an Open Meeting in Washington, DC on "Creation of a Low Power Radio Service", aka LPFM.  This show aired part of that meeting.

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Direct download: ts_2012_12_04.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT

Josh Stearns on FCC's Big Media Giveaway

Josh Stearns is the Journalism and Public Media Campaign Director at Free Press, www.freepress.net.  Josh came on the November 27, 2012 edition of Tell Somebody to talk about the apparent plans of the Obama FCC under Julius Genachowski to push the same relaxation of media cross-ownership restrictions as Bush's FCC chair Keven Martin pushed in 2007.

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Direct download: ts_2012_11_27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT

Michael Copps on Dark Money, Media and the 2012 Campaign

On Friday, November 16, 2012, The New America Foundation, www.newamerica.net, hosted an event, Dark Money, Media, and the 2012 Campaign. 

From the New America Foundation website for the event:

"The first presidential campaign since the 2010 Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision resulted in the most expensive election season ever. Anonymous and unaccountable donors poured in unprecedented amounts of money. While new media, newspapers and radio collected some of this money, the lion’s share ended up in the bank accounts of television broadcast companies. For months the public was bombarded with a tsunami of ads from political campaigns, Super PACs and other shadowy groups—ads that in many cases were only loosely connected to the truth. 

Aside from creating windfall profits for broadcasters in swing states, what impact did dark money have on democratic discourse in the 2012 election at the state and the national level? With so much money in the mix can media really fulfill its role to watchdog politics and separate fact from fiction? Is there evidence that Citizens United needs to be overturned? Have new rules to improve broadcaster transparency and disclosure helped? And are there other reforms that need to be on the table before the next election season?"

The November 20, 2012 edition of Tell Somebody featured the opening remarks made at this events by former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, currently with Common Cause.

This show also includes a repeat of an interview with Kansas City cab driver and homelessness advocate Richard Tripp about his www.coppinc.com winter event for the homeless.

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Direct download: ts_2012_11_20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT

Michael Copps on FCC Plans - Richard Tripp on Feeding the Homeless

The November 13, 2012 edition of Tell Somebody features author and cabdriver Richard Tripp, founder and director of Care of Poor People Inc (COPP Inc) about his upcoming Winter Survival Event to provide food and clothing to the homeless, and former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, currently Common Cause’s Senior Advisor for their Media and Democracy Reform Initiative, responds to a Los Angeles Times article about possible FCC plans to relax media cross-ownership restrictions.

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Direct download: ts_2012_11_13.mp3
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Amy Goodman on the Road and France Fox Piven

Tell Somebody caught up with Democracy Now host Amy Goodman on the road in Oregon ahead of her November 1 Kansas City visit and fundraiser for KKFI. and broadcast it on the October 30, 2012 edition of the show.  Goodman was on a 100 city book tour for The Silenced Majority - Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance and Hope with co-author Denis Moynihan.

After that, we heard from Frances Fox Piven, the professor Glenn Beck loves to hate.

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Direct download: ts_2012_10_30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT

New Report: Bullies at the Ballot Box, plus Remembering George McGovern

Common Cause President/CEO Bob Edgar returned to Tell Somebody to talk about a new report by Common Cause and Demos that examines laws regulating the activities of volunteer poll watchers and organized efforts to challenge the eligibility of voters in 10 key states.  

Plus, we re-air a 2004 interview with former Senator George McGovern, who died October 21, 2012, at the age of 90.  McGovern talked about his then-new book, The Essential America - Our Founders and the Liberal Tradition, the Iraq war, the Palestine-Israeli conflict, and about his work as a roving ambassador on hunger for the United Nations.

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Direct download: ts_2012_10_23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT

The Stamp Mobile Moves to Amend & US Imperialism in Honduras

The Stamp Mobile, a "crazy money marking contraption" on a cross-country trip in support of amending the US Constitution to overturn 'corporate personhood,' is making a stop in Kansas City.  Tell Somebody talked to the drivers, Ashley Sanders & Renae Widdison, on the October 16, 2012 edition of the show.

Also, we hear from Honduran activist Tomas Gómez Membreño who is touring the Midwest, including a stop in Kansas City on October 22,  speaking on Unites States Involvement in Honduras and the Effects on Indigenous Peoples.

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Direct download: ts_2012_10_16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT