Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
Independent Journalist Paul Street on Obama

The May 29, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody featured a conversation with independent journalist, historian and policy advisor Paul Street. Among other books, Street is the author Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics(2008), and They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy  (2014)

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Trifecta Resista & Looking Back on Obama

Peaceworks KC board member Jane Stoever got on the phone for the May 22, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody  to talk about the 2014 Trifecta Resista events coordinated by a Kansas City-based coalition of organizations advocating for the release of Chelsea Manning, the end of nuclear weapons proliferation and a halt to illegal drone wars.

Much of the rest of the show was given over to a rebroadcast of part of a conversation I recorded with independent journalist and policy advisor Paul Street shortly before Barack Obama’s first inauguration as president of the United States.  Street had recently published Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics, and especially now in hindsight Street’s observations are so ‘spot on’ that I thought this interview was worth another hearing before having Street on again for the May 29, 2014 show.

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John Nichols - Dollarocracy

On the May 15, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody, guest John Nichols talked about Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex  is Destroying America, one week ahead of an appearance in Kansas City to talk about the book.   

 Nichols, Washington correspondent for the Nation Magazine, co-founder of the media reform organization Free Press, and co-author with Robert McChesney of “Dollarocracy,” is coming to speak at the downtown central Library in Kansas City, MO next Thursday May 22. 

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Consumer Advocate Christine Hines on Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

One the May 1, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody, guest Christine Hines, consumer and civil justice counsel with Public Citizen, talked about how forced arbitration, which denies the people their right to sue when harmed, is spreading like a poison through industries that provide products and services to consumers, and is increasingly being added to corporate contracts with employees.

We filled out the show with an extended clip of 2004 Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb’s remarks in Kansas City on April 22 about the need to amend the US Constitution to overturn the legal fiction of ‘corporate personhood’ and the idea that money equals speech.

 

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