Tell Somebody
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McChesney – Blowing the Roof Off the 21st Century

Robert McChesney, Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, has a new book out, Blowing the Roof Off the Twenty-first Century – Media, Politics, and the Struggle for Post-Capitalist Democracy.

McChesney talks about the book on the January 29, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody.

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Chris Mitchell on Community Broadband

President Obama gave a speech in Iowa on January 14, 2015, promoting Community Broadband.  In Missouri, a proposed house bill would outlaw it.

 

On the January 22 edition of Tell Somebody, Christopher Mitchell, Director, Community Broadband networks with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, talks to us about municipal broadband.

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Stephanie Kelton takes US Senate Post, MLK Birthday, Climate Change Radio

On the day after Christmas, Stephanie Kelton, chair of the economics department at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and proponent of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), announced in a tweet that she had accepted a position as chief economist for the minority side of the U.S. Senate budget committee. This January 15, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody seemed a good time to repeat a conversation I had with her in July, 2013.

Before getting to that, we heard about Henry Stoever’s then upcoming trial for protesting nuclear weapons at the new Kansas City nuclear weapons parts plant, we noted that January 15, 2015 would have been the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s 86th birthday, and we heard some climate radio from the Yale Project on Climate Communication

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A Look Back at 2014 on Tell Somebody

On the January 8, 2015 edition of the show, start a look back at  2014 on Tell Somebody, The portions are small but we’re serving up single payer health care, Kansas City nuclear weapons parts, community broadband, net neutrality, corporate personhood, food for the homeless and more, You’ll hear John Nichols, Ray McGovern, Vandana Shiva, Kathy Kelly and others, and we only made it through August.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Click on the pod icon above, or the .mp3 filename below to listen to the show, or right-click and choose "save target as" or "save link as" to save a copy of the audio file to your computer. 

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Stephanie Kelton – New Minority Chief Economist for Senate Budget Committee on Angry Birds Approach to Understanding Money, Debt and Deficits

On December 26, 2014, UMKC economics professor Stephanie Kelton tweeted “I've accepted a position as Chief Economist on the Senate Budget Committee,” reportedly hired by Senator Bernie Sanders who will be ranking member of that committee.  Kelton has been associate professor and chair of the economics department at UMKC, started the blog site www.neweconomicperspectives.org and is a leading proponent of Modern Monetary Theory or MMT. According to at least one report, Kelton will return to UMKC after a two-year leave.

On November 19 at an event organized by Jobs Now and the Economics Club of UMKC, Dr. Kelton, gave a presentation called “The Angry Birds Approach to Understanding Deficits in the Modern Economy." With thanks to David Neal and Working journalist press for the audio, here is that presentation.

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