Monday, October 12, 2009

Tom Klammer's "Tell Somebody" Programming Schedule, the perfect local mix, upcoming shows and guests, Radio KKFI

This Thursday at 7pm, KKFI will air the world premiere of "It's Up to Us Alone", a dramatic new radio play for peace starring Ed Asner (
The play is meant to stimulate discussion of the issue of peace in the Middle East. Asner, best known to many of us as Lou Grant, or to younger fans as the voice of Carl Fredricksen in the recent animated movie "Up", was born in Kansas City, Missouri and grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. Asner was good enough to give a few minutes of his time to talk to Tell Somebody about the radio play, and some of the other things he's been busy with lately.
Incidentally, Asner signed the same petition calling for investigation of the events of 9/11 that helped get Van Jones fired from his White House post recently. I'll ask Asner if he has any regrets.
Also this week on Tell Somebody, we'll hear from Dr. Victor Sidel, a co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility (
Dr. Sidel will be in Kansas City this coming Sunday to give the keynote speech at a forum, Healthcare vs. Warfare: We Pay, Who Profits? which will take place at the Community Christian Church, 4601 Main Street in Kansas City, MO from 3-5 pm Sunday October 18, 2009.
Physicians for Social Responsibility shared in the Nobel Peace Prize 24 years ago for their work to try to stop the nuclear arms race, and we'll get Dr. Sidel's reaction to President Barack Obama's Nobel award.
Ed Asner and Dr. Victor Sidel on KKFI this Tuesday at 6pm. Tell Somebody!
(and don't miss the show next Tuesday, Oct 20th - former UMB CEO and current head of the KCMO Public Library R. Crosby Kemper III will be on to talk about out-of-control tax abatement in Kansas City)
Last week's edition of Tell Somebody is now online - check it out if you missed it, or pass this link on to a friend -
Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern was on Tell Somebody in August lamenting the lack of outrage over the torture methods authorized under the Bush Administration as outlined in four top secret memos Obama released in April, and his (McGovern's) sense that nobody seems to have read them. Tell Somebody read the waterboarding section from one of the memos last week.
After that, Washington DC activists Ellen Thomas and Jay Marx were in the studio with Kansas Citian Ann Suellentrop of Physicians for Social Responsibility and Peaceworks KC, and Springfield, MO activist Midge Potts to talk about the Proposition One in 2010! Campaign,, a national multi-media action tour that educates the public on the need and opportunity to eliminate nuclear weapons.
And then a big finish: Priest & 337, aka The Recipe, were on hand to deliver a brilliant spoken word piece called Self-Destruction that you've just got to hear, and then we close out the show with a lovely song, Alligator Tears, by Margo May.
Check it out!
Tom Klammer
Tuesday, 6pm Central Time
90.1 FM KKFI

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