Tell Somebody

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A weekly public affairs program on KKFI-FM 90.1, Kansas City community radio.
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2016-03-24 17:00
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Tomas Young’s War – Mark Wilkerson

Mark Wilkerson was my guest on the March 24, 2016 edition of Tell Somebody, just a couple of weeks ahead of the release of his new biography, Tomas Young’s War. Tomas Young was the Kansas City Iraq War veteran who died on the eve of Veterans Day, 2014,...

Jen Senko-Brainwashing My Dad

Jen Senko was my guest on the March 17, 2016 edition of Tell Somebody. Just ahead of a special screening in Kansas City, Senko talked about her new documentary film, The Brainwashing of My Dad-The Truth Behind the Right-Wing Media Machine That Changed ...

Ray McGovern – Ukraine Policy on the Tell Somebody Countdown

The March 10, 2016 edition of Tell Somebody featured former CIA analyst and frequent guest Ray McGovern on the phone for a live broadcast. McGovern, an admirer of Andrew Bacevich, begins by taking issue with some of his comments about Putin and Russia ...

David Barsamian-Just Back from Lebanon& on the Phone with Tell Somebody

Alternative Radio’s David Barsamian returned for the March 3, 2016 edition of  Tell Somebody, on the phone for a live call-in show. Just returned from a trip to Lebanon, he talked about that and took questions from callers as the show entered its final...

Richard Tripp and Friends

The February 11, 2016 edition of Tell Somebody was a conversation with homeless advocate Richard Tripp and some of his friends. ​​Click on the pod icon above, or the .mp3 filename below to listen to the show, or right-click and choose "save target as" ...

Robert McChesney on the Phone for the Last Pledge Drive with Tell Somebody

Robert McChesney returned to the show for the last pledge drive edition of Tell Somebody, on February 4, 2016. We started the show talking about how over two years ago Tell Somebody covered the Michigan emergency manager law, ignored in the corporate m...

Elizabeth Murray - From CIA to Anti-Nuclear

How did Elizabeth Murray go from being a New Mexico newspaper reporter fresh out of college to a CIA analyst serving as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East in the National Intelligence Council to an anti-nuclear activist? Listen to t...

Apology to a Whale: Words to Mend a World

On the January 14, 2016 edition of Tell Somebody, Cecile Pineda returned to talk about her new book, Apology to a Whale: Words to Mend a World. Inspired, in part, by a case of mistaken identity, this book is a wide-ranging contemplation on why we are r...

Mel Goodman on Robert White (and More)

Melvin A. Goodman was my guest on the January 7, 2016 edition of Tell Somebody. Goodman is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy where he was a colleague of the late Robert White, former US ambassador to El Salvador, and was a CIA anal...

The Ambassador's Daughter-Remembering the Murders

On the December 24, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody we heard a report from Kansas Citians Alice Kitchen and Carol Coburn on the recent delegation to El Salvador marking the 35th anniversary of the murder of four church women there in 1980. One of the del...

Delegation to El Salvador

A delegation of 120 people went to El Salvador November 26 - December 5, 2015, marking 35 years since 4 churchwomen were murdered by the US-supported Salvadoran military. Two Kansas Citians, Carol Coburn and Alice Kitchen, joined that delegation, and t...

Lindsay Wise Talks About “Irradiated”

This week on Tell Somebody, Lindsay Wise, Washington reporter for the Kansas City Star, talks about Irradiated, the McClatchy print and multimedia online series about “the hidden legacy of 70 years of atomic weaponry” that left “at least 33,480 America...

Sister Helen's Kansas City Speech

This week on Tell Somebody, the speech that Dead Man Walking author Sister Helen Prejean gave at Unity on the Plaza in Kansas City on the evening of October 30, 2015.Sister Helen Prejean was in Kansas City on October 30 2015 for speaking engagements th...

Dead Man Walking – The Journey Continues in Missouri

This week on Tell Somebody. Dead Man Walking author Sister Helen Prejean, and Staci Pratt, state coordinator for Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP).If someone viciously and brutally murdered a loved one of yours – a child, a spous...

Rocky Flats Cold War Horse

A bigger-than-size statue of a horse wearing a hazmat suit is the subject of the October 29, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody. Author and professor Kristen Iversen and artist Jeff Gipe joined us on the phone to talk about it.Rocky Flats, near Denver and B...

Ray McGovern on Obama, Putin& Syria

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern returns for the October 15, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody.With Russian President Vladimir Putin having unleashed his version of Shock and Awe on Syria, possibly putting the tiny remaining handful of US CENTCOM's $500 mil...

Economist Richard D. Wolff

Professor Richard D. Wolff spoke in Kansas City, Missouri at the All Souls Forum on September 13, 2015, and at the University of Missouri – Kansas City on September 14.. Shortly after his forum appearance at the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church,...

Richard Rhodes on Nagasaki, 70 Years On

On the August 20, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody, Richard Rhodes appeared for the second time in as many weeks. Rhodes had been on the phone for the July 30 edition of the show, ahead of an August 9, 2015 speaking engagement in Independence, that would ...

Joe McGovern- The Other Side Documentary

For the August13, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody,I got together with Joe McGovern to talk about his current project. According to his website,, Joe is a progressive liberal democrat who has always been interested in politics,...

Richard Rhodes - Remembering Kansas City - Remembering Nagasaki

On the July 30 2015 edition of Tell Somebody, ahead of an August 9, 2015 speaking engagement in the area marking the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, Richard Rhodes talked about his early life in the Kansas City area, how violent criminals ...

Maurice Copeland on Kansas City Plant Cleanup& Help for Sick Workers

On the July16, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody, Maurice Copeland talks about the lack of progressj in getting Special Exposure Cohort status for Kansas City nuclear weapons parts plant workers and about plans for cleanup of the old plant.Maurice is a for...

Unsubstantiated, Contradicted, or Non-Existent-Ray McGovern on Iraq Lies

On the May 28, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) co-founder and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern reminds us that the “intelligence” used to justify the invasion and occupation of Iraq was “fixed,” not “f...

CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou& Peace Activist Brian Terrell

On the May 21, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody, whistle-blower and former CIA officer John Kiriakou, and peace activist Brian Terrell's remarks at a drone protest on May 17th at the gates of Whiteman AFB.​​Click on the pod icon above, or the .mp3 filenam...

Good Jobs and $15 For All Rally and March

On April 15, 2015, fast food workers and others across the country and around the world struck and marched and spoke up for $15 and a union. On the April 30th edition we heard some of the sounds and voices of marchers and speakersat a rally and march i...

Free Health Clinic in Kansas City

On the April 16, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody, hear from  National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) CEO, Nicole Lamoureux and Kansas City CARE Clinic CEO, Sheri Wood about a free health clinic in KC On Saturday, April 18th.​​Click o...

Former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps

Michael Copps was a commissioner with the Federal Communications Commission from 2001 to 2011, including a stint as acting FCC Chair in 2009. He is currently special advisor for Common Cause’s Media and Democracy Reform Initiative. Michael Copps return...

April 15 Good Jobs& $15 for All March, Tomas Young, The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction, Cont’d.

Fast food workers in 200 cities across the country are going on strike on April 15, 2015. We talk about that in the first segment of the April 2, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody, including a conversation with fast food worker and Stand Up KC activist Mel...

Remembering Danny Schechter the News Dissector

Investigative journalist, author, filmmaker, media critic and activist Danny Schechter died of pancreatic cancer on March 19, 2015.  On the March 26, 2015 edition ofTell Somebody,two frequent guests of the show remember their friend.First, bestselling ...

Anne Frank and Rachel Corrie Anniversaries, Ferguson, MO Stats, plus The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction, Cont’d.

The March 19, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody begins with some thoughts about the March anniversaries of the deaths, murders really, resulting from government policies in Germany and Israel, of Anne Frank, sometime in March, 1945, and of Rachel Corrie on...

Todd O’Boyle on Net Neutrality& Helen Caldicott on Nuclear Extinction

On the March 12, 2015 edition of Tell Somebody, Todd O’Boyle,  program director for Common Cause’s Media and Democracy Reform Initiative talks about the FCC's recent decisions on Network Neutrality and Community Broadband.  In the second half of the sh...

Relentless Reformer-Robyn Muncy’s Biography of Josephine Roche

On the March 5, 2015 edition ofTell Somebody,American history professor Robyn Muncy talks about her new biography, Relentless Reformer: Joesephine Roche and Progressivism in America. ​​Click on the pod icon above, or the .mp3 filename below to listen t...

Israel - Palestine – If Americans Knew

On the February 26, 2015 edition ofTell Somebody, the subject was the relationship of Israel, Palestine, and the U.S.Allison Weir is the founder of If Americans Knew, a national organization that provides information on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...

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. McChesne...

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 wit...

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...

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,...

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 b...

Marjorie Cohn – Grand Jury Manipulation, Kelly& Walker on Killer Drones

Marjorie Cohn, author, criminal defense attorney and professor of criminal law and process at Thomas Jefferson University of Law returned to Tell Somebody for the December 25, 2014 edition of the show to talk about how the grand jury process was manipu...

Kathy Kelly’s Conviction& Ray McGovern’s Confrontation

Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly and Kansas Citian Georgia Walker were convicted of criminal trespass for trying to offer loaves of bread to the commander at Whiteman AFB in Missouri and engage in conversation about drone warfare.  Kell...

Body of War-Phil Donahue& Ellen Spiro - $15& a Union – The Good Germans

The December 11, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody starts out with a short interview with a fast food worker who participated in the Stand Up KC strike on December 4.The main segment of the show is a re-airing of a February, 2008 with filmmakers Ellen Spir...

Drones! Marjorie Cohn& Georgia Walker

In the first segment of the  December 4, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody, law professor Marjorie Cohn talks about the new book she edited, Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal Moral and Geopolitical Issues, an interdisciplinary collection of essays and art...

Terrance Wise on Fast Food Workers& Kathy Kelly on Military& Economic Warfare

On the first segment of the Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody  Burger King worker Terrance Wise talks about fast food worker actions coming on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6am in Kansas City Kansas and at noon in Kansas City...

Joe McGovern’s Travels with Charlie- Looking for the Other Side

Joe McGovern, just like John Steinbeck, only completely differently, is driving across America with his dog Charlie.  Joe is in search of conservative Republicans to talk to and record for a documentary film he is calling The Other Side. Can progressiv...

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 comp...

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 ‘c...

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. Tha...

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 Economy - Does More Government Help or Hurt?

On September 16, 2014, the Kansas City Public Library hosted a discussion on the proper role of government in the economy between Stephanie Kelton, chair of the Department of Economics at UMKC, and University of Missouri economics professor Joseph Hasl...

Coleen Rowley in Kansas City and What’s Different About Independent Media

FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley spoke at the All Souls Forum in Kansas City on September 14, 2014, and about 15 minutes into September 18 edition of Tell Somebody you’ll hear a conversation I had with her just before she had to head back to Minneapolis...

Coleen Rowley on Truth Telling-David Cobb on Senate Citizens United Amendment Vote-

FBI whistleblower and 2002 Time co-person of the year Coleen Rowley talked about her upcoming Kansas City appearance on the September 11, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody.  We had a short clip of Ray McGovern speaking in Moscow, and Move to Amend spokesma...