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
Was Osama bin Laden Really In Charge Of Al-Qa’ida Or A Convenient Western Boogeyman? November 26, 2015 | 9:00 am
Professor and author Flagg Miller on his book The Audacious Ascetic: What the bin Laden Tapes Reveal about Al-Qa’ida. The story from the man who has listened to all 1500 audio tapes that explain the origins, motivations and power struggles.
W 17th TIF November 19, 2015 | 9:00 am
A group of community partners have a referendum petition, to repeal the ordinance that the city council approved $5 mil of Tax Increment Financing for the W 17th TIF. Kansas City Public Schools Parent Leader Jennifer Wolfsie is one of those community partners.
Cold War Horse October 29, 2015 | 9:00 am
A statue of a horse wearing a hazmat suit with goggles was toppled and smashed, apparently with a sledgehammer, a couple of weeks after it was installed near the former Rocky Flats plutonium trigger plant outside Denver last August. The sculpture was was meant to be a visible symbol of the danger that Rocky Flats workers faced in the decades before the plant's closure in the 1990s, after an unprecedented FBI raid on the facility. The statue was repaired and re-installed in time for a dedication ceremony October 18 featuring the FBI agent who led the raid, and Kristen Iversen, the author of “Full Body Burden: Growing up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats”;
This week on Tell Somebody we'll hear from Kristen Iversen, and from the sculptor, Jeff Gipe.