Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
Anniversaries - Baghdad, Petrograd, Gaza, Sadr City, Tomas Young & Rachel Corrie

On March 19, 2003, President George W. Bush came on national television and said "At this hour, American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger.”

On the March 19, 2013 edition of Tell Somebody, we observe the 10th anniversary of Shock and Awe and other anniversaries just past and upcoming: a short clip of Bradley Manning’s statement acknowledging his release of documents to Wikileaks; International Womens Day March 8, 1917 and the start of the February Revolution in Russia, reading an excerpt from an eyewitness account; the 10th anniversary of the killing of Rachel Corrie in Gaza on March 16 with a rebroadcast of a 2009 interview with her parents Cindy and Craig Corrie; and the April 4, 2004 wounding of Tomas Young with 2005 and 2007 interviews with Young and a 2008 interview with his mother, Cathy Smith.  In a February appearance via Skype to an audience viewing the film Body of War, Tomas Young announced that he would end his life.

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Direct download: ts_2013_03_19.mp3
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Richard Tripp & Greg Palast

Kansas City cab driver and advocate for the homeless Richard Tripp and investigative journalist and New York Times best-selling author Greg Palast were guests on the the March 12, 2013 edition of Tell Somebody.

For years, Richard Tripp, founder and director of Care of Poor People (www.coppinc.com) has held a Winter Survival event, and a Spring Break for the homeless in Kansas City.  For years, a couple thousand Kansas Citians have gotten free food, free clothes, and free entertainment twice a year from Tripp's organization.  As spring approaches this year, there are rumblings of coming legislation to outlaw giving food to hungry people outside of (inadequate) shelters and food kitchens, or, as a recent Kansas City Star article put it, "pretty soon, feeding the homeless in Kansas City without permission could be just as illegal as feeding the geese."  

Tripp is "not ready to make nice" about this, and talks about it on the show.

In the second half of the show, we hear about the late Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, from someone who knew him: investigative journalist and New York Times Bestselling author Greg Palast.  Palast describes the real Chavez, not the boogeyman "dictator" portrayed in the fawning corporate media, and works in tidbits about the Koch brothers, Canadian Tar Sands oil, and more (including a free download about Chavez at www.gregpalast.com).

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Direct download: ts_2013_03_12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:34pm CDT