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The Tenth Voice (LGBT)
The Tenth Voice is the Kansas City area’s only weekly broadcast created by and for LGBTQIA people in our community in the Greater Kansas City area and around the world online. Listeners can tune in each Saturday at 1:00 PM. Each week our team of hosts and producers present interviews, information, music, news and features especially important to Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, Transgender and Allied collective communities. Since 1989, The Tenth Voice radio show has documented and informed the LGBTQIA Kansas City Community.
The name of the show comes from the early Dr. Kinsey sex studies where he determined that 1 in 10 people are homosexual. That number has changed over time but just like the historic Stonewall name, we are keeping ours for the same reason.
Sandra Moran Book Club-Tessa Gratton April 29, 2017 | 1:00 pm
Join us for a bonus episode of Sandra Moran's Alphabet Soup book club. Una and Fiona Nowling will be interviewing local fantasy author, Tessa Gratton, author of many short stories, the Blood Journals and the United States of Asgard series.
Trans Talk: Gender Pathways Clinic April 22, 2017 | 1:00 pm
We will have three guests with us on this month’s show from the Children’s Mercy Gender Pathways Clinic, who provide a full suite of beneficial services to transgender children in the Kansas City area. Dr. Jill Jacobson, Chaplain Beth Sonneville, and social worker Kathryn Boman will talk to us about all of the services they provide, the challenges they face, and answer questions from parents, family, and allies of transgender children.
Trans Talk: Health Services & Fertility, and Religion March 25, 2017 | 1:00 pm
We will be speaking with two guests on our show this month. Our first guest is Dr. Meredith Gray, who is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and who will discuss reproductive options for transgender persons, as well as transgender health services at KU. After our break at the bottom of the hour we will talk to Ceri Anne Lewis, who will discuss the positive relationship between religion and transgender persons, as well as her own transgender journey.
Trans Talk: UK Activism and Transfinity KC February 25, 2017 | 1:00 pm
We have a special guest to kick our February Trans Talk show off – Christine Burns will be joining us from the UK to discuss her decades-long work for transgender rights, as well as her work as a transgender historian.
We have two other special guests for the second half of our show – Grace Cox-Johnson and Johnalita White-Menscher will be joining us to talk about the first year of Transfinity KC, Kansas City’s transgender and allies chorus.
Sandra Moran Book Club — Audre Lorde February 11, 2017 | 1:00 pm
Audre Lorde (1934-1992) was a Caribbean-American lesbian activist, writer, poet, teacher, and visionary. She was deeply involved with several social justice movements in the United States. Panelists Annette Billings, Rashaan Gilmore, and Mercedes Lewis join host Elizabeth Andersen to talk about Zami: A New Spelling of My Name.
Trans Talk: Prisoner Rights and Interview with a Transgender Scientist January 28, 2017 | 1:00 pm
Hello everyone! We have two themes to our program this week. First we are going to re-open the subject of transgender prisoners, focusing on what happens afterwards and how society has placed many barriers on success for transgender persons who have served their time and are fighting to live their lives in America. We will be talking with JoAnna Ramsey, a guest we interviewed last October, to check up on her and find out how she has been doing getting her life in order. Also with us is April, a transgender woman and activist who is also trying to get a fresh start after a history of legal difficulties. In our second half we will interview Ari Copeland, a transgender man who is a senior water scientist at a global engineering firm, to talk about his life and to discuss along with Una the perils and joys of crossing the gender barrier in the corporate engineering world.
Trans Talk: Fighting for the Rights of Transgender Kids, and New Surgical Techniques November 26, 2016 | 1:00 pm
Hello everyone! We have two guests for the Trans Talk edition of the Tenth Voice this weekend. First we will be speaking with Julie, the mother of a transgender young man, who is suing the Odessa Missouri school district over discrimination against her son. Next, we will be talking with Dr. Peter Raphael, a surgeon with the American Institute of Plastic Surgery who serves the transgender male and female community, about his practice and developments in transgender surgery.
Trans Talk: Transition in Prison October 22, 2016 | 1:00 pm
We are devoting the entire show this month to a special guest and those who are supporting her. JoAnna Ramsey is a transgender woman who experienced a harrowing time incarcerated in Kansas within the male prison population, and she will be speaking with us about herself, what she went through in prison, and her transgender activism behind the wall. Also with us will be Caroline Gibbs, founder of the Transgender Institute of Kansas City, who will discuss how the Institute worked to help JoAnna, as well as plans for a future outreach project for transgender prisoners.
Trans Talk: Featuring, Carmen! September 24, 2016 | 1:00 pm
Hello everyone! We begin this month’s Trans Talk edition of the Tenth Voice speaking with Haley Bridges, the Director of TrueGender, which is a new local organization working to tackle the problem of high medical costs for transgender families. Next we will continue our Transgender Kaleidoscope series, speaking with Carmen Xavier, a transgender woman with a wonderful outlook on life and local political aspirations to help the community.
Una is the hostess of Trans Talk, which airs every fourth Saturday on The Tenth Voice.
Una is an engineering consultant, technical writer, and adjunct professor who is a transgender researcher and historian. She is the founder of the transgender information website Transas City, and speaks publicly at various venues in Kansas and Missouri about transgender topics. She mentors transgender youth and adults, organizes charitable outreach to transgender persons in the region, and has assisted with establishing legal protections for transgender persons.