Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
Problems with Private Contractor for MO Vocational Rehabilitation - Workers Call on IWW

Vocational Rehablilitation (VR), a division of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, contracts with a private nonprofit corporation, Community Employment Incorporated (CEI), to provide employment services for Missourians with disabilities.  Some former CEI employees and clients aren't happy with how CEI is operating, and are working with the Kansas City branch of IWW in hopes of improving things.  CEI and Vocational Rehabilitation personnel declined invitations to appear on the show, so on the August 28, 2012 edition of Tell Somebody we talked to an IWW representative, two former CEI employees, and a VR/CEI client.

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From the Archives - The Last Battle

In May of 1975, President Gerald Ford's approval ratings bumped up 11 points a few days after he launched what has been called the last battle of the Vietnam War - sending Marines to rescue the crew of a US civilian container ship that had been seized by the Cambodian Khmer Rouge.  Ford announced the safe return of the container crew, but didn't mention the 41 Marines and Air Force personnel who were killed in a helicopter crash and an attack on an island to rescue the crew from an island where they had never been, nor was there mention of three Marines left behind in the fog of war.

The August 21, 2012 edition of Tell Somebody went into the archives for an interview recorded in 2002 with former Vietnam fighter pilot turned journalist Ralph Wetterhahn about his book The Last Battle: The Mayaguez Incident and the End of the Vietnam War . Twenty-five years after the fact, Wetterhahn tracked down the story of the three Marines and wove into the story of the management of the operation in Washington.

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Direct download: ts_2012_08_21.mp3
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Town Hall for Sick & Dying KC Nuclear Weapons Plant Workers

On August 11, 2012, activist and former Kansas City nuclear weapons plant supervisor Maurice Copeland and friends held a town hall meeting for Bannister Federal Complex workers at the Bruce Watkins Cultural Heritage Center in Kansas City to help sick and dying workers exposed to toxic materials, and their survivors, file claims for compensation.  On the August 14 edition of Tell Somebody, hear audio from the town hall, including a performance by The Recipe of "Radioactive Red Caps," a "Simple Stories" dialogue by Langston Hughes, and an interview with former Kansas City Plant worker Jeannette Watts (pictured here).

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Direct download: ts_2012_08_14.mp3
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Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance & Grass Roots Radio Closing Plenary

On Sunday, August 5, 2012, a Hiroshima/Nagasaki remembrance was held in Loose Park in Kansas City, MO.  You'll hear excerpts from this event including Gayle June reading his son's interview with Gayle's mother, the late Michiko Okada June, about surviving the atom bomb attack on Nagasaki, Peaceworks KC board president Henry Stoever talking about his upcoming trial for protesting at the new nuclear weapons parts plant in Kansas City, and retired minister Ron Faust talking about his upcoming trial for protesting unmanned drone warfare at Whiteman Air Force Base near Knob Knoster, MO - all accompanied by a multitude of cicadas and a nearby drum circle.  The photo on this page is of a piece called Supplicant, one of many displayed at the event by scuplptor Beth Vannatta.

In the last segment of the show - excerpts from the closing plenary at the 2012 Grass Roots Radio Conference in Urbana, IL.

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Direct download: ts_2012_08_07.mp3
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