Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
SOA Watch, MLK Holiday and Black Box Voting

KKFI’s Mike Murphy was the guest host for the January 17, 2012 edition of Tell Somebody.

On the show Mike talked to Laura Jung of SOA Watch about a recent court case involving school of the Americas, played audio from a Kansas City event marking the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, and talked to Bev Harris of Black Box Voting.

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Direct download: ts_2012_01_17.mp3
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Independent Media, the Journalism Crisis and the Occupy Movement

On November 27, 2011, I gave a talk on independent media and the journalism crisis at the All Souls Sunday Forum at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Kansas City, Missouri. 

"The UU Forum, Kansas City’s longest ongoing conversation, has offered a platform for the discussion of significant issues since 1943. Guest speakers typically focus on issues of political, social justice, moral, educational and artistic significance..."

This talk borrowed heavily from The Death and Life of American Journalism by Robert McChesney and John Nichols, but also includes a lot of my own observations after six years of producing and hosting Tell Somebody on 90.1 FM KKFI Community radio in Kansas City.

Where does the internet fit in as cause or solution of the journalism crisis?  How do the "Occupy" phenomenon and the Move to Amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United v FEC relate to the journalism crisis? What should the future role of community radio be?

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Direct download: Media_Crisis.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:29pm CDT

David Cobb on Occupy the Courts

The January 10, 2012 edition of Tell Somebody features www.movetoamend.org spokesman David Cobb talking about the Occupy the Courts actions to be held across the country on January 20 and January 21, including the occupation of the Supreme Court in Washington D.C., the scene of the crime.

This show also inlucdes audio from the oral arguments in the Citizens United v FEC case.

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Direct download: ts_2012_01_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT

Occupy KC Funeral March

Occupy KC held what they billed as a New Orleans-style jazz funeral march in Kansas City, and the January 3, 2012 edition of Tell Somebody has some of the highlights.  Also, KKFI's Mike Murphy stopped for a visit to Occupy Columbus, Ohio, and finally a look back at the first weeks of Occupy KC.

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Direct download: ts_2012_01_03.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT