Saturday at 1:00 pm

The Tenth Voice (LGBT)

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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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Trans Talk – November 2018 – Getting Fit and Getting Active(ist)
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November 24, 2018 | 1:00 pm

This month on Trans Talk, we will first interview Freddie Dolphus, who recently spoke at both the Kansas City Demonstration for Transgender Rights and the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Freddie is a licensed physical trainer and martial artists, and he wants to a start a gym for women of color and the LGBT community in the urban core. Then we will be joined by Saphirah Pociluyko to have a group discussion about the two recent transgender events, and what we could do to build on that momentum to increase transgender visibility and the sense of community.


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Sandra Moran Book Club-Semi Queer
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November 10, 2018 | 1:00 pm

Anne Balay’s Semi Queer: Inside the World of Gay, Trans, and Black Truck Drivers is featured. Joining Anne are Sandi Soendker, retired editor-in-chief of Land Line Magazine: The Business Magazine for Professional Truckers, and Shelle Lichti, trucker and founder/advocate/survivor/mentor at LGBT Truckers. Book Club host Elizabeth Andersen was the copy editor for Land Line for 10 years.


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Trans Talk – October 2018 – A Local Trans Rally and Evil Pillows
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October 27, 2018 | 1:00 pm

This month on Trans Talk, we will first interview Parker Liu who will give us some breaking news on the The Kansas City Demonstration for Transgender Rights, which will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 27th, at the J.C. Nichols fountain at the east side of the Country Club Plaza. See this public link for more information. Una from this very Trans Talk program will be one of the speakers at the event, so make sure you plan on attending!

Then we will have live music in the studio from the group Evil Pillows, an all trans punk rock band formed right here in Kansas City! They are going to play some songs to help give us some courage and empowerment over the airwaves, and then talk about their band, their inspirations, and their music. Bonus points out there if you guess the origin of their name without looking it up! Find out more information about the band at their Bandcamp link right here!

We will have a take on the transgender news of the month, which is going to be some of the most important news we've ever reported upon on Trans Talk, and then finish up the show with the community calendar update.


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Sandra Moran Book Club-Holtz-Solomon
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October 13, 2018 | 1:00 pm

Nontraditional lesbian novels are the theme this month. The first of two books is Canadian author Nairne Holtz's Femme Confidential, which is discussed with Nairne and Anne Terpstra.The second novel is Alison Solomon's Timing Is Everything. Alison joins Michelle Pond and host Elizabeth Andersen.


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Trans Talk – September 2018 – Brynn Tannehill
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September 22, 2018 | 1:00 pm

This month on Trans Talk, we will feature an interview with LGBT scholar and activist Brynn Tannehill. In addition to being a retired Lt. Commander in the US Navy and a researcher at a Washington think-tank, Brynn is a frequent author for many journals and news organizations, including the Huffington Post, the Advocate, USA Today, Salon, Slate, and The New Civil Rights Movement.

Recently Brynn has been analyzing the policies and politics of the Trump Administration, the Republican and Democratic Parties, and the political and social zeitgeist we inhabit in this very strange and somewhat terrifying landscape, and she will be joining us on Trans Talk to give her analysis and perspective on where we may be headed, and how bad things could be not just for my transgender siblings out there, but the LGBT community, women, and pretty much the whole doggone planet.

We will have a new take on the transgender news of the month, and finish up the show with the community calendar update. I do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, September 22nd at 1:00 pm on 90.1 KKFI, Kansas City Community Radio! You can also stream the program live on kkfi.org, or via various apps on your phone.


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Sandra Moran Book Club-Bledsoe-Morales
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September 8, 2018 | 1:00 pm

Writers Lucy Jane Bledsoe and Miguel Morales join Philip Hooser and Elizabeth Andersen on this month's radio book club. Lucy was the keynote speaker at the Golden Crown Literary Society's annual convention this past July and will be on a book tour soon for Lava Falls, which is out later this month. And what better way to honor Hispanic Heritage Month than to talk about literary works and activism with Miguel Morales, a regular guest on our radio show.


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Trans Talk – August 2018 – Julia Rose Owens and the Digital Transgender Archive
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August 25, 2018 | 1:00 pm

This month on Trans Talk, we will feature an interview with Julia Rose Owens, a Kansas City transgender woman who is the sole proprietor of a business in a traditionally male-dominated industry. On our program Julia will talk about her life, her struggle, her hopes, and her fight. After speaking with Julia, we will feature an interview with K.J. Rawson, the Director of the Digital Transgender Archive, to talk about the project, it’s goals, their featured collections, and where it’s heading.


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Trans Talk – July 2018 – Dr Ann Travers
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July 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm

We have a special guest with us this Saturday. We will be talking with Dr Ann Travers, Associate Professor of Sociology, at Simon Fraser University. She has written a book The Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) are Creating a Gender Revolution and we will be discussing her research with her


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Sandra Moran Book Club-Jeff Mann
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July 14, 2018 | 1:00 pm

The panelists are Jeff Mann, Cynthia Burack, Jeff Edmondson, and host Elizabeth Andersen. We discuss Jeff Mann's novel Cub, our literary influences, our authors' various books, the bear community, bridge-building in a divisive era, and much else.


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Trans Talk – June 2018 – Professor Larry Altman and Reverend Seth Sonneville
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June 23, 2018 | 1:00 pm

We have two special guests with us today. First we will be talking with a guest who has visited with us before, Professor Larry Altman, who will discuss the current status of several legal issues impacting the LGBTQIA community in Kansas and Missouri. Then at the bottom of the hour we will be discussing issues of spirituality with the Reverend Seth Sonneville, a hospital chaplain who has worked with the transgender community for some time.

We will have a new take on the transgender news of the month, and finish up the show with the community calendar update. I do hope you will be able to join me this Saturday, June 23rd at 1:00 pm on 90.1 KKFI, Kansas City Community Radio! You can also stream the program live on kkfi.org, or via various apps on your phone.


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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, and in April 2018 she was elected as President 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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