Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
Rumsfeld Mic-Checked & Kansas City Nuclear Weapons Debate at City Hall

The February 28, 2012 edition of Tell Somebody featured Donald Rumsfeld's appearance at the Truman Library in Independence, MO and a hearing at the Kansas City MO City Council Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development committee debating two ballot initiatives:

"Calling an election on June 5, 2012, for the purpose of submitting an ordinance proposed by initiative to require the City to prepare a plan, updated annually, for the use of property used for the manufacture of components for nuclear weapons when that use ceases; directing the City Clerk to provide notice of the election; and recognizing an emergency."

and "Calling an election on June 5, 2012, for the purpose of submitting an ordinance proposed by initiative to require the City to remove itself from financial involvement in the production of nuclear weapons components; directing the City Clerk to provide notice of the election; and recognizing an emergency."

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Direct download: ts_2012_02_28r.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT

Executive Reorganization Order No. 41-Kansas Advocates Don't Like It - & Col. Ann Wright Q&A

The February 21, 2012 edition of Tell Somebody features Mitzi McFatrich, executive director of Kansas Advocates for Better Care, talking about KS Governor Brownback's Executive Reorganization Order No. 41 which will dramatically change what is now the Department On Aging as Kansas is also about to move to a privatized medicaid system.

We also hear part of the questions fielded by retired diplomat and Army Colonel and answers given, including one about a war criminal coming to Independence.

And the United States drops a staggering 27 places from 20th to 47th in the lates Reporters Without Borders world free press rankings.

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Direct download: ts_2012_02_21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT

John Nichols: Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street

The February 14, 2012 edition of Tell Somebody featured John Nichols talking about his new book on the Wisconsin Uprising. 

John Nichols' Uprising traces the roots of the Occupy phenomenon to Wisconsin.

One year ago, more than 100,000 public employees, teachers, students, and their allies descended on the capital in Madison, Wisconsin after Governor Scott Walker announced on February 11, 2011his plan to eliminate the right of public sector employees to unionize.

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Direct download: ts_2012_02_14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:30pm CDT

Robert McChesney on why you need to support KKFI

On the February 7, 2012 edition of Tell Somebody, we got Professor Robert McChesney on the phone to help out with the KKFI Winter Pledge Drive.  Along the way he talked about how the US has slipped badly in freedom of the press rankings compared to other countries, threats to the internet, and how corporate dreams of  lifting even more  media cross-ownership restrictions refuse to die.

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Direct download: ts_2012_02_07.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT

Break Up Bank of America and Citizen Inundated

On the January 31, 2011 edition of Tell Somebody, I started out the show with a call by Public Citizen to break up Bank of America.  I spoke with Public Citizens Congress Watch Director David Arkush about their petition to the Federal Reserve and the Financial Stability Oversight Committee.

In the second half of the show, Timothy Karr, Director of Strategy with Free Press talks about Citizens Inundated, the report he wrote about how citizens are being inundated with political ads in the wake of Citizens United v FEC.

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Direct download: ts_2012_01_31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:07pm CDT