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

Attorney and journalist Dave Saldana is the producer and director of the new Center for Media and Democracy film Keystone PipeLIES Exposed, about the Keystone KXL pipeline, and he talks about it in the first half of the February 27, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody.  

 

In the second half of the show, University of Nebraska Economics Professor Hank van den Berg returns to talk about the mostly secret proposed so-called “free trade” agreement known as TPP.

 

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McCutcheon v FEC, plus McGovern BOLO, Bannister CAP, & Snowden on Manning

On Tell Somebodyon February 20, 2014, the main topic was McCutcheon v FEC, the Supreme Court case described as worse than Citizens United in terms of possible impact on money in elections. Public Citizen Senior Organizer Aquene Freechild talked about same-day events being planned all over the country to respond to a decision being handed down in the McCutcheon case, which could be as early as Monday, February 24.  After that, we heard audio clips from the oral arguments in the case heard In October, 2013.

 

But first, news from the Oxford Union in England, hosting an event just the night before the broadcast honoring Chelsea Manning, 2014 recipient of the Sam Adams award for Integrity in Intelligence.  Tell Somebodyplayed audio from 2013 Sam Adams awardee Edward Snowden, who appeared at the Oxford Union via video stream from Moscow.  Also, word of a lawsuit filed against the U.S. State Department on behalf of Ray McGovern, and Kansas City nuclear weapons parts plant cleanup Community Advisory Panel news.

 

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The Cable Lobby vs Community Broadband

Recently Todd O’Boyle of Common Cause brought my attention to a Kansas Senate bill, authored by a cable industry lobbyist, which would outlaw community broadband in Kansas.  Subsequently I came across an article online written by O’Boyle’s colleague Christopher Mitchell who wrote that the bill in question, if passed, would create some of the most draconian limits on building networks that we have seen in any state.

 

On  Tell Somebody  on February 13, 2014, Todd O’Boyle and Christopher Mitchell came on the air to talk about community broadband and industry efforts in Kansas and across the country to outlaw it.

 

Todd O’Boyle is  Common Cause’s Program Director for Media and Democracy.  He joined Common Cause in September 2012 and is responsible for research, advocacy, and strategy for media reform. 

 

Christopher Mitchell is the Director of the Telecommunications as Commons Initiative with the New Rules Project of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.

 

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