Thursday at 9:00 am
“Tell Somebody” is a locally-produced weekly public affairs program on the air on KKFI since September 2005. Tell Somebody strives to provide in-depth coverage of important international, national and local issues and viewpoints often ignored or distorted in the corporate media.
A 1999 USAID publication gave a rather paternalistic description of the role of media in a democracy – for other countries. They wrote that access to information is essential to the health of democracy for at least two reasons. First, it ensures that citizens make responsible, informed choices rather than acting out of ignorance or misinformation. Second, information serves a “checking function” by ensuring that elected representatives uphold their oaths of office and carry out the wishes of those who elected them.
In September, 2005, Tom Klammer started production of Tell Somebody with an eye to helping bring those ideas home to Kansas City.
Tell Somebody website – www.tellsomebody.us
Economic Update with Richard Wolff August 27, 2015 | 9:00 am
Updates on Labor Day's meaning, Amazon's workplace horrors, Dunkin Donuts' CEO against $ 15/hr, and how capitalism undermines recycling. Response to questions on shifting US federal tax burdens and on state's role in capitalist economies. Major discussion of criticism of capitalism and directions for a better system.
Move to Amend with David Cobb August 6, 2015 | 9:00 am
The Green Party's 2004 Presidential Candidate, David Cobb was in St. Louis last month for the party's annual national meeting. While there, he gave a workshop on Move to Amend, and organization that he co-founded dedicated to undoing the doctrine that money equals speech and corporations are people. KKFI was on hand to record it.
Richard Rhodes July 30, 2015 | 9:00 am
Tom Klammer interviews Kansas City Native, Richard Rhodes. Rhodes is the Pulitzer Prize-winnning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, who will speak at the “Remembering Nagasaki: Propagating Hope” event co-sponsopred by PeaceWorks, 2:00 PM, Sunday, Aug. 9 at the Community of Christ Temple, 210 S. River, Independence, MO.