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Tell Somebody

Tell Somebody

“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

 

Upcoming episodes

A Conversation With Richard Tripp, Founder of COPP, Inc. February 11, 2016 | 9:00 am

Tom Klammer has a special live show ahead of KKFI's coverage of the annual Homeless Marathon as he speaks with homelessness advocate and former cab driver Richard Tripp, founding director of COPP Inc., aka Care Of Poor People, Inc


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A Special Conversation With Robert McChesney February 4, 2016 | 9:00 am

In what will likely be the last pledge drive edition of Tell Somebody, Professor Robert McChesney helps out once again in urging you to support YOUR community radio station.


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Governing Under the Influence in Iowa
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January 28, 2016 | 9:00 am

The American Friends Service Committee's Kevin Rutledge and Hector Salamanca discuss the Governing Under the Influence Project in Iowa. They introduce issues into presidential campaigns that candidates might otherwise not have to discuss.


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A Conversation With Elizabeth Murray
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January 21, 2016 | 9:00 am

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?


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Cecile Pineda: “Apology To A Whale: Words To Mend A World”
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January 14, 2016 | 9:00 am

Cecile Pineda, a guest on the show in 2013 with the release of her book "Devil's Tango - How I Learned the Fukushima Step by Step", will talk about her latest book, "Apology to a Whale: Words to Mend a World".


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A Conversation With Mel Goodman
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January 7, 2016 | 9:00 am

This week you'll hear from former CIA and State Department intelligence analyst Mel Goodman. Goodman is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy in Washington D.C. His most recent book is "National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism" and his forthcoming book is "The Path to Dissent: A Whistleblower at the CIA".


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A Conversation With Claire White
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December 31, 2015 | 9:00 am

We'll hear from Claire White, daughter of Robert White, who was the U.S. ambassador to El Salvador when 4 American churchwomen were murdered by the US supported Salvadoran military in 1980.


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Carol Coburn & Alice Kitchen: Delegation to El Salvador
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December 24, 2015 | 9:00 am

Carol and Alice talk about the deaths of 75,000 people (murdered, tortured, raped, and or disappeared) at the hands of US funded Salvadorian militia. This includes the children left behind with no parents who were given to the elites or adopted out to families in the US.


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“Irradiated”: A Conversation With Lindsay Wise
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December 17, 2015 | 9:00 am

Tom Klammer talks to Lindsay Wise of McClatchy's Washington Bureau, about the Star article headlined "Nuclear legacy trails KC Workers" and the "Irradiated" series.


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Two People You Should Know – Reverend Wallace Hartsfield SR and Reverend Ester Holzendorf
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December 10, 2015 | 9:00 am

We talk with two people that give of themselves for the greater good and have an impact on the uality of life and availability of opportunity within our community.


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“All Of Us Or None”: A Chat With Ira Harritt
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December 3, 2015 | 9:00 am

We welcome Ira Harritt of the American Friends Service Committee to the studio to chat about the upcoming art opening, "All Of Us Or None", an installment of poster art responding to injustice and hope created by KC area youth addressing issues of concern to them.


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Programmer
Tom Klammer | Email me | Facebook | Twitter

Tom Klammer is the host and producer of Tell Somebody. In 2010 he was recognized by PeaceWorks--Kansas City for his efforts to educate the public about the role of the Kansas City Plant in nuclear weapons production.


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