Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
Right to Heal

On Wednesday May 23, 2012, Iraq war veteran and former Army medic Will Stewart-Starks showed posters of artworks by veterans, including himself, and spoke of the Right to Heal, a project of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW).  The presentation was featured on the May 22 broadcast of Tell Somebody.

From IVAW’s Operation Recovery Page:

Service members have the right to receive medical care and advice from medical professionals.

Service members who experience PTSD, TBI, MST, and combat stress have the right to exit the traumatic situation and receive immediate support, and compensation.

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Direct download: ts_2012_05_29.mp3
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PFC LaVena Johnson - Murdered in Iraq

Due to an illness in the family, I was unable to produce a new show for the broadcast of Tell Somebody on May 22, so I went again into the archives and aired a lightly edited interview with Amy Goodman originally broadcast on March 31, 2009 right before she appeared in Kansas City for a fundraiser, and I broadcast the first half of a 2007 interview with Dr. John Johnson, father of Lavena Johnson, the first military woman from Missouri to die in Iraq or Afghanistan. 

The 2009 show with Amy Goodman is already available as a pod cast - I have a fresh link to that show up at www.tellsomebody.us - so for this pod cast, I’m posting both parts of the interview 2007 about Lavena Johnson, raped and murdered in Iraq.  The Army tried to tell her family it was suicide.

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Direct download: ts_2012_05_22.mp3
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Remarks at Bradley Manning Rally and Howard Zinn on Tell Somebody in 2008

The May 15, 2012 Tell Somebody broadcast, a re-airing of a radio documentary about The Ludlow Massacre,  contained too much copyrighted music to be podcast, so from the archives, here is audio of some remarks I made at a recent Bradley Manning rally in Kansas City, and a 2008 Tell Somebody conversation with the late historian Howard Zinn.

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Common Cause CEO Bob Edgar on ALEC & persons can be corporations, but individuals can only be real persons?

The May 8, 2012 edition of Tell Somebody has Bob Edgar, President and CEO of Common Cause talking about a complaint filed with the IRS against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) regarding their status as a non-profit organization, and why the conflicts of interest of Justices Scalia and Thomas should cause the SCOTUS to vacate the Citizens United v FEC decision.

And, speaking of Citizens United, that decision solidified the idea that corporations are 'persons'  under the law and therefore have Constitutional rights, yes?  Then as 'persons,' they should have responsibilities and liabilities like us individual persons, yes?

Not so fast.  Corporations are persons, but individuals aren't corporate persons, only individual persons are individuals, because "individual" means a real person, not a corporate one, yes?

We heard oral arguments before the Supreme Court about whether organizations and corporations can be held accountable for their bad acts under laws governing what 'individuals' can do.

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Direct download: ts_2012_05_08.mp3
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A Plea for Justice - Maurice Copeland goes to the GSA

The May 1, 2012 edition of Tell Somebody featured former Kansas City nuclear weapons parts plant worker and current Bannister Federal Complex (BFC) Community Advisory Panel member Maurice Copeland who called for a Plea for Justice Rally at the BFC on April 25.  Copeland spoke to supporters and met with General Services Administration Region 7 Adminsitrator Jason Klumb.

Also on this show, the Bradley Manning rally in Kansas City and audio from a Kansas City, MO city council meeting dealing with a petition initiative to put future city involvement in nuclear weapons production on the ballot.

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Direct download: ts_2012_05_01.mp3
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