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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.

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Sandra Moran Book Club-Belle City
February 10, 2018 | 1:00 pm

Authors Penny Mickelbury and Renee Bess join host Elizabeth Andersen to discuss Penny's novel Belle City, which is an interracial, intergenerational saga of love, loss and land—and ultimately of family.

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Trans Talk January 2018: Haskell Two Spirit Powwow
January 27, 2018 | 1:00 pm

Transgender, alternate gender, and non-binary gender studies is an incredibly broad and diverse field of study, which sometimes can be overwhelming even to someone who is honestly interested in the subject. And while it can be tempting to lump together anyone who is not cisgender binary as being “transgender,” that broad umbrella term can also hide the incredible depth and breadth that exists within a specific culture. This can be especially troubling when we are trying to learn from an ancient culture which has been subjugated and nearly destroyed by a conquering culture of invaders – such as the Native American two-spirit people.

We are very happy today to have two representatives of Native American two-spirit culture with us in the studio today, Bry Smiley and Reggie Black Elk, who will give us some enlightenment on their people and their culture, and who will talk about a premier event they are holding at the Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, called the Two-Spirit Pow-Wow.

Join us at 1pm Central today on 90.1FM KKFI, streaming on, or via various apps on your phones.

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The Tenth Voice – 20180113 – Sandra Moran Book Club – Kallmaker January 13, 2018 | 1:00 pm

Author Karin Kallmaker will be joined by show host Elizabeth Andersen and Sandy Thornton, avid reader. Among the topics we will discuss are Karin's novels, the romance genre, and book clubs because Sandy has a jewel of a book club in Dallas.

The show starts at 1 p.m. CENTRAL time. You can listen to KKFI 90.1 in the Kansas City area or online at (Listen Now button in the upper right) or an app such as TuneIn. A podcast of the show will be available later.

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Trans Talk December 2017: As One and the Transfinity KC Chorus
December 23, 2017 | 1:00 pm

We have a very artistic episode of this month’s Trans Talk Edition of the Tenth Voice! We’re going to kick off the program with a special on the opera “As One.” Composed by Laura Kaminsky, with a libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, As One is a coming-of-age story about a transgender woman, and inspired by the real-life transition of Ms. Reed herself. Laura, Mark, and Kimberly will be joining us by phone, and in the studio with us is Linda Brand, the Director of Education and Community Engagement for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, which will be presenting the opera.

After the break we will be joined here live in the studio by the Transfinity KC Transgender Chorus, who are going to sing and play some music and help us share some holiday cheer with us all. We’ll talk to them about their 2017 performance year, and their plans for the upcoming 2018 season.

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Sandra Moran Book Club-Cantor Gold
December 9, 2017 | 1:00 pm

It's a Noir Holiday! Authors Ann Aptaker and Stefani Deoul, as well as host Elizabeth Andersen, lead a frightfully festive tour through passion and crime in Gotham.The three books in the Cantor Gold series that we discuss are Criminal Gold, Tarnished Gold, and Genuine Gold.

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Legacies of Lesbian Literature Project
December 2, 2017 | 1:00 pm

Marianne K. Martin, Lisa Marie Evans, and cheryl Pletcher talked with host Elizabeth Andersen about the Legacies of Lesbian Literature project. It was a conversation on the origins of the project; the roles of the team members; the interviews already filmed; and future plans.

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Trans Talk November 2017: A Living Legend
November 25, 2017 | 1:00 pm

On this month’s Trans Talk Edition of the Tenth Voice we’re going to have a special interview with a woman who is part of living transgender history. You’ve heard all about the issue of transgender troops in the military, well our guest, Joanna Clark, is the grandmother of that issue. After a long career in the Navy she was ousted from the service in the 70’s and then enlisted in the Army as an openly transgender woman in 1976. She was discharged again and took on the military, suing and winning in court. She went on to fight for transgender rights in the 70’s and 80’s, being instrumental in the fight to change gender markers on birth certificates and drivers licenses in California. She then started and ran the AEGIS online bulletin board, which became the largest HIV/AIDS information database in the world, for which she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Trans Talk October 2017: Casa Valentina and a Special Guest
October 28, 2017 | 1:00 pm

On the October Trans Talk edition of The Tenth Voice, we will open the show by listening to an interview that Fiona and I conducted with the directors and one of the cast of the local production of Casa Valentina. This is a play exploring the struggle for acceptance by cross-dressing men in the 1960’s, which is based upon a real event in the history of gender non-conformity. Then we are going to talk to a special guest in the studio with us today, a transgender woman of color who has faced many terrible obstacles in her life journey, leading to her entering sex work and being the victim of violence right here in Kansas City. She has a powerful story that I believe will speak to all of us.

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Sandra Moran Book Club-Lee Lynch
October 14, 2017 | 1:00 pm

For LGBT History Month Lee Lynch talks about her book "The Amazon Trail," and author Jane Fletcher discusses her writing. Panelists Johnda Boyce, Linda Wilson and host Elizabeth Andersen are also joined by author Kris Bryant, D. Rashaan Gilmore, and Mark Manning.

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Sandra Moran Book Club-Goldenrod
September 30, 2017 | 1:00 pm

Author Ann McMan joins Laura Nastro, Michelle Pond, and host Elizabeth Andersen to talk about her latest novel, Goldenrod.

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Fiona Nowling | Email me

Fiona Nowling is one of the hostesses of the Tenth Voice, which airs every Saturday. She also contributes to the program Every Woman, also airing on Saturday.

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Elizabeth Andersen | Email me | Facebook

Elizabeth Andersen hosts the Tenth Voice each 3rd Saturday of the month.

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Una Nowling | Email me

Una Nowling is one of the hostesses of the Tenth Voice, which airs every Saturday. She also contributes to the program Every Woman, also airing on Saturday. In April 2016 she was elected to the KKFI Board of Directors for a 3-year term. In April 2017 she was elected to be Vice President of the Board of Directors of KKFI.

Una is an engineering consultant, technical writer, and adjunct professor who is a transgender researcher and historian. She is the founder of the non-profit 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.

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