Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
Cow Dung, Drones, BS & B2’s: Vandana Shiva, Brian Terrell & Ray McGovern

On the April 24, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody, we heard from Dr. Vandana Shiva, longtime peace activist Brian Terrell, and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Author and ecological activist Dr. Shiva made some brief remarks at a dinner a day after speaking at Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City on April 17, an event broadcast live on 90.1 FM KKFI Community Radio.  In her dinner remarks, she talked about the worship of cow dung, recalled receiving an “award” from a Monsanto PR flack, and explained how people can respond at a planetary scale through local action.

Brian Terrell returned to Whiteman Air Force Base, the site of his 2012 arrest resulting in a 6 month prison sentence for trying to deliver an indictment to the base commander.  Terrell talked about B-2 bombers, and the irony of how drone warfare, ostensibly intended to keep war at a distance, actually brings it closer.

Ray McGovern also spoke at Whiteman AFB, starting out by calling Brian Terrell a prophet.  McGovern talked about the silence of the institutional church about racist war, and comments on reporting by Sy Hersh, published that day, about Secretary of State John Kerry’s lies about a hoped for “little” war against Syria.

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David Cobb and Move To Amend Coming to Kansas City

David Cobb, 2004 Green Party Presidential nominee and current Move To Amend spokesman will be speaking in Springfield MO on April 21, 2014 before coming to Kansas City on April 22. Both are stops on the 2014 Barnstorming Tour, “Challenging Corporate Power & Creating Democracy.” 

Cobb got on the phone with Tell Someboy for the April 10th edition of the showto talk about the upcoming Kansas City talk and the need to amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn the ‘corpporate personhood” and the concept of money equaling speech.

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Vandana Shiva on her upcoming KC trip

Since first speaking with her on the phone for a segment about water privatization on the Heartland Labor Forum in 2003, I have been hoping Dr. Vandana Shiva would someday make it to Kansas City.

So I was delighted to read a couple of months ago that Cultivate Kansas City was partnering with UMKC to host a 2-day visit by Dr. Vandana Shiva on Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18, 2014.  There is more information on this at www.cultivatekc.org, and on a facebook event page titled

 “Dr. Vandana Shiva "Cultivating Diversity, Freedom and Hope"

Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned physicist, feminist, activist and author.  Her many books include Water Wars, Soil Not Oil and Making Peace with the Earth.

I called her in Delhi, India and recorded a conversation broadcast on Tell Somebody on April 3, 2014.

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