Monday, September 07, 2009

Latest "Tell Somebody" Podcasts Available from Tom Klammer at KKFI!

Two more editions of Tell Somebody are now online since the last email, plus I've posted audio of the entire one-hour health care town hall meeting held in Kansas City by Senator Claire McCaskill. You can find that one here:
On the August 25th show, I started out with a report on what KCMO library director, and former regional bank CEO, Crosby Kemper had to say to the tax abaters at the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority on August 24th. Kemper said that tax abatement was taking money away from the library and the schools, and spoke of
"market analysis in this weird Alice in Wonderland world we’ve created where nothing can be done in Kansas City without tax incentives because everybody expects that there will be tax a incentive.."
Also on this show, an excerpt from the McCaskill health care town hall and then the second half of the show has Alice Kitchen and Judy Ancel report what they saw as part of a post-coup delegation to Honduras.
Tue, 25 August 2009
And on the most recent show, I called Iraq War Army veteran turned conscientious objector Josh Stieber to ask him about his "Contagious Love Experiment", then heard from union members barred from entry to the Republican Senators' healthcare reform bashing session at Childrens Mercy Hospital, and then dug into the Telll Somebody archives.
Who was that Cigna insurance spokesman I quoted in December, 2007?
Are there really "death panels" in American health care?
What did one of the stars of Sicko say we need to do? Find out here:
This week's show is still taking shape, but on September 15, tune in to 90.1 FM KKFI to hear David Swanson, author of the new book Daybreak - Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union, talk about his upcoming Kansas City visit.
On Monday, September 21, I'll be participating on a panel put together by the Kansas City Greens at the Aquarius Bookstore - a forum on media reform
On Tell Somebody on Tuesday, September 22, journalist Sue Wilson flies in to town to talk about her new film about our terrible media in the US, Broadcast Blues, showing the next day, Wed. September 23, at the Kansas International Film Festival.
Incidentally, the September 22nd show is Tell Somebody's pledge drive show. The KKFI pledge drive starts Friday, September 18th. Start thinking now about making a donation to YOUR community radio station. All the money goes in the same pot, but if you want to cast a vote in support of the great guests and great information you hear on the show, call your pledge in on Tuesday, September 22, between 6 and 7 pm Central Time, or donate online at and write "Tell Somebody" in the comments or 'note to merchant' box.
Then, especially if you have friends who don't understand our current US media disaster, gather them up and go see Broadcast Blues at the Kansas International Film Festival at 5:30 on Wed. Sept. 23rd. It might inspire them to start volunteering at KKFI!!
Tell Somebody!!

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