Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
Tell Somebody Christmas Edition and Collateral Murder

On Christmas Day 2012, Tell Somebody revisited the Nativity and then wondered what it would have been like if border patrol agents had been on the scene during the flight into Egypt.

It has been a while since the Collateral Murder video was released by Wikileaks, but with the Bradley Manning case proceeding, maybe it's worthy of a little more attention.  Tell Somebody contemplates the events in that video in relationship to the biblical story of the Good Samaritan.

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Direct download: ts_2012_12_25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

NNSA Withdraws LOI for KC Nuke Plant Environmental Impact Statement

Although it has a Community Advisory Panel (for window dressing?) for the severely contaminated Kansas City Bannister Federal Complex, the NNSA has a preferred planning partner, Centerpoint Properties, when it comes to communication and making decisions about what to do with the soon to be abandoned Kansas City nuclear weapons parts plant.  Centerpoint is the same corporation developing the new nuke plant in Kansas City.  

In a November 30, 2012 posting to their website, the NNSA wrote: "In August 2012, the NNSA identified a preferred planning partner to discuss future reuse opportunities. Through discussions with the preferred planning partner, NNSA has determined that only land uses consistent with current zoning constraints are feasible.  This change eliminates the need to study options outside those zoning restrictions such as residential use. Therefore, NNSA has also decided to withdraw its earlier NOI published in January 2012."

The December 18 edition of Tell Somebody includes audio from a public information session at the IBEW Local 124 Union Hall in south Kansas City where the NNSA tried to explain why they withdrew plans for an Environmental Impact Statement.  This followed thoughts on the show about the apparent Presidential cave-in on Social Security in fiscal cliff negotiations, Zero Dark Thirty's false glorification of torture, truly heroic teachers, and America's very selective concern about slaughtered children.

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Direct download: ts_2012_12_18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:19pm CDT

Ray McGovern on Why Susan Rice Should Not Be Secretary of State

On December 3, 2012, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern posted a link at his website to a piece about why he thinks Rice is not qualified to be Secretary of State.  Most of the mainstream media coverage has centered on Republican criticism of her handling of the Benghazi, Libya incident.  Former CIA analyst and presidential briefer Ray McGovern has some other reasons to criticise her, and he shared them on the December 11 edition of Tell Somebody.  This podcast edition includes about 15 minutes of additional audio that we didn't have  time for on the broadcast edition of the show.

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Direct download: ts_2012_12_11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

FCC - Good News and Bad News

The December 4, 2012 edition of Tell Somebody  featured good news and bad news from the FCC. 

The bad news? The FCC is apparently planning to end a rule preventing companies from owning a newspaper and radio and TV stations in the same city. This show aired part of a press conference put on by Free Press on November 28 with Wade Henderson of The Leadership Conference of Civil and Human Rights, the Rev. Jesse Jackson of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Bernie Lunzer of The Newspaper Guild-CWA, Mee Moua of the Asian American Justice Center, Alex Nogales of the National Hispanic Media Coalition and Rashad Robinson of ColorofChange.org speaking in opposition to the FCC's plans to gut media ownership rules.

The good news? After years of groundwork, on November 30, The FCC will held an Open Meeting in Washington, DC on "Creation of a Low Power Radio Service", aka LPFM.  This show aired part of that meeting.

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Direct download: ts_2012_12_04.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT