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