Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
Kansas City Nuclear Weapons Involvement Ballot Initiative and Former KC Nuke Weapons Worker Willie Jackson.

Kansas City is home to an existing and a new replacement nuclear weapons parts plant that have been and  will be responsible for 85% of the components of US nuclear weapons. The new plant is owned by the Kansas City Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA), described in a 2010 Missouri Court of Appeals decision as "a statutory agency that was created by a vote of the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri (“the City”) under section 100.320.1," and whose members are appointed by the Kansas City mayor. The plant will be operated by Honeywell for the National Nuclear Security Administration in a complicated leasing scheme, involving the General Services Administration and private developer Centerpoint Properties,  that was criticized by the GAO in a 2009 report

Rachel MacNair is the Campaign Coordinator for KC Peace Planters, a group responsible for getting a measure on the ballot on April 2, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri, that would preclude the city from engaging in any such nuclear weapons involvement in the future.

Willie Jackson worked in the old Kansas City nuclear weapons parts plant in the 1970's, 80's and 90's, where he was exposed to hundreds of identified toxic substances.  He filed claims for health problems, and they have been denied.

Rachel MacNair and Willie Jackson spoke on the January 29, 2013 edition of  Tell Somebody.  The podcast includes a few minutes of audio that had to be edited due to broadcast time constraints.

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Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford & Cold War Soldier's Wayne Knox

On the day after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and the second inaugural of President Obama, Tell Somebody talked to Black Agenda Report executive editor Glen Ford about his piece Don't You Dare Conflate MLK and Obama.

In the second half of the show, we talk to Wayne Knox, president and CEO of Cold War Soldiers, advocates whose mission is "to help obtain fair compensation and treatment of workers and claimants impacted by the building, testing and maintenance of nuclear weapons.

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Economics and Law Professor William Black on Austerity, Greece, and How the Platinum Coin Would Have Worked

William Black is a former federal bank regulator, current professor of economics and law at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and is the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One - How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&L Industry. He appeared extensively in Michael Moore’s dcoumentary: “Capitalism: A Love Story.” 

Professor Black recorded a conversation with Tell Somebody on Saturday January 12, 2013, shortly before the Treasury Department announced it would not be minting the much talked about trillion dollar platinum coin. 

Black talks about how the platinum coin idea could have worked, why austerity is a bad idea, Timothy Geithner, Jacob Lew, and a little bit about the movie Blazing Saddles. His writings and those of some of his colleagues can be found at www.neweconomicperspectives.org

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Look Back at a Mock Wedding on Second Anniversary of Citizens United as the Third Approaches

Kansas City Move To Amend and other groups held a mock wedding of a corporate person and a human person in January 2012, marking the second anniversary of the infamous Citizens United v FEC decision..  The January 8, 2013 edition of Tell Somebody took a look back at the wedding as the third anniversary approaches.  

This came after some thoughts about torture and the new film, Zero Dark Thirty.

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Tell Somebody New Years Day 2013

Happy New Year.  On January 1, 2013 on Tell Somebody, a Kansas City attorney, former county prosecutor and Missouri judge Albert Riederer is remembered with a 2007 interview when he was running for mayor of Kansas City, MO.

Then, a bit of a look back at 2012 on the show starting with an Occupy KC-sponsored New Orleans style funeral march for the social safety net.

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