Monday, January 18, 2010

Tom Klammer: "Tell Somebody Program Notes, 19/ Jan./ 2010" - KKFI Radio

This Tuesday, January 19 on Tell Somebody, in the first half of the show I'll be in the studio talking to Richard Tripp, founder and director of Care Of Poor People, Inc., about the upcoming 20th anniversary Spring Break Event to help the homeless.
I had a short conversation with Tripp on the November 24, 2009 edition of Tell Somebody
(Ray McGovern and Richard Tripp now online) just ahead of COPP's Survival '09 event where a couple thousand people were helped with free food and clothing. I met Tripp as that event was winding down, and we sat in his taxi cab and did a live call-in to KKFI's 'Every Woman' show.
You can get more information and see videos and pictures of that event at
Tune in to Tell Somebody at 6pm Central Time on 90.1 FM KKFI or stream it live on the web at . You can also find links to mp3's of past shows at or subscribe to the podcast for free at the iTunes store.

Last week's show with Nuclear Watch of New Mexico is now online -

Nukewatch's Jay Coghlan on Kansas City and the Nuclear Weapons Complex

And last Thursday, the KCMO city council's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recommended approval of the new Kansas City nuclear weapons plant tax giveaway to private developers. Tune in this Tuesday to see if council members Kathy Jolly and John Sharp respond to my request for their on-air comments about that.

Tom Klammer


some food for thought:

"Oh, the press was so noble in its applause, and so noble in its praise when I was saying, "Be non-violent toward Bull Connor"; when I was saying, "Be non-violent toward [Selma, Alabama segregationist sheriff] Jim Clark." There's something strangely inconsistent about a nation and a press that will praise you when you say, "Be non-violent toward Jim Clark," but will curse and damn you when you say, "Be non-violent toward little brown Vietnamese children." There's something wrong with that press!"

Martin Luther King Jr. April 30, 1967

US vets return to see grim legacy of Vietnam War (AP)

January 18, Monday, 3:30 -5:00PMWhat would Dr. King Say About… -50 Million Americans Without Health Care; One In Four Children On Food Stamps; Ongoing Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan…?” at Friendship Baptist Church , Gymnasium, 3530 Chelsea Drive , Kansas City , MO This event will precede the KC MLK Holiday Mass Celebration at this new location. (Click here for flyer.)

Goodbye Moyers, Hello Bush Institute?
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McChesney and Nichols on Saving Journalism on NOW - view online video
A radical plan to save journalism in America.
This week, NOW's David Brancaccio talks to professor Bob McChesney and journalist John Nichols about the perils of a shrinking news media landscape, and their bold proposal to save journalism with government subsidies. Their new book is "The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again."

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