Tell Somebody
A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
Maurice Copeland – Kansas City Plant Workers Compensation

After news of a serious incident at a Honeywell uranium processing plant in Illinois, the October 29, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody  welcomed former Kansas City nuclear weapons parts plant supervisor Maurice Copeland back to the show to talk about compensation and healthcare for former workers at the plant.

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Corporations are not People & Labeling Food is COOL

Jeffrey D. Clements, attorney and author of Corporations are not People was heard on the October 23, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody ahead of an October 29 appearance at the Central Branch, Kansas City Public Library.

 

One of several issues affected by ‘corporate personhood’ that came up was trade policy generally, and specifically, a ruling just out from the WTO about COOL, or country of origin labeling for food. To learn about that in a little more detail, we heard from Ben Beachy, Research Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, which had just issued a press release on the matter.

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David Barsamian in Kansas City and  Ray McGovern Thinking of Kansas

David Barsamian, founder of Alternative Radio was in Kansas City on October 12, 2014 to speak on Media, Capitalism, and the Environment at the All Souls Forum.  I was able to sit down and talk to him for a few minutes right before his presentation. That conversation starts the October 16 edition of Tell Somebody.

Next up, former CIA analyst and presidential daily briefer Ray McGovern thinks that it would be a travesty to give Pat Roberts another 6 years in the U.S. Senate, and wants to share with Kansans (and everybody else) some of the details of how Senator Roberts, as Senate Intelligence Committee Chair, helped Bush and Cheney politicize, distort and conjure up “intelligence” used to justify the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq.

 

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The Blotch on Holder’s Legacy as Attorney General…& the Other Blotch…& the Other Blotch…&…

Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced his intention to resign as soon as a replacement can be nominated and confirmed.  This sparked much comment on what the legacy of the first African-American AG will be.  Assessments of Holder ranged from the looney-tune far right echo-chamber criticism, to fawning, uncritical praise from some middle-left arenas.  The closest thing to consensus might be that he did not do nearly enough to bring top Wall Street wrong-doers to justice in the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, but that he was a true champion in his defense of civil rights and voting rights.  On the October 2, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody, Public Citizen’s Financial Policy Advocate Bart Naylor supports the former position, and Glen Ford with the Black Agenda Report dismantles the latter.  We leave press freedom and whistleblower persecution and other blotches for another time.

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