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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 – April 2019 – A Full House Today! April 27, 2019 | 1:00 pm

We have a full house of guests with us today, so we’re going to skip the transgender news of the month, but don’t worry we’ll be back next month, louder and angrier than ever. Our first topic is the anti-transgender action perpetrated on April 11 at UMKC by both a transphobic guest speaker and the UMKC and KCMO police. In the studio with us is Faith, an eyewitness to the event who will give us an account of what really went down. Then we will talk to Michael Patch, the Artistic Director of Choral Spectrum, Kansas City's LGBT+ chorus that works to create bridges between different parts of the Queer Community. Last but not least, we will speak with Ian Staten and Lucy Kullowner from the Redux Society, an organization working to bring back art, fashion, and dance from the past with a modern twist, holding monthly Queer dances and working to make their lessons inclusive of queer and gender variant folk.


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Sandra Moran Book Club-Head-Aptaker
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April 13, 2019 | 1:00 pm

Linda Wilson and host Elizabeth Andersen talk first to Cheryl Head about her Charlie Mack Motown mystery series and then with Ann Aptaker about Cantor Gold's latest adventures in Havana, Cuba.


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Trans Talk – March 2019 – The Return of Nichole Reighlie March 23, 2019 | 1:00 pm

This month on Trans Talk we’re going to feature the return of former Trans Talk hostess Nichole Reighlie! We're going to talk about her life and times, especially becoming the first transgender woman to hold a royalty position in the Missouri Gay Rodeo Association. We'll also hear about her bid to become the first transgender woman to run for Ms. IGRA (International Gay Rodeo Association)!


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Sandra Moran Book Club-Lesbian South
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March 9, 2019 | 1:00 pm

Author Jaime Harker will be on the show to talk about The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon with Cheryl Pletcher and Elizabeth Andersen. In this book, Jaime Harker uncovers a largely forgotten literary renaissance in southern letters.


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Methodists to Their Madness
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March 2, 2019 | 1:00 pm

Host Philip blue owl Hooser welcomes a panel of Methodist pastors and congregants to talk about this historic vote, where it comes from historically, and what it means for Methodists and other churches and their relationship to the LGBTQ community. The panel includes activist and pastor Tex Sample, the Reverand Steve Jones, Tim Braselton, Steven DeWilde, and Elizabeth Andersen.


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Trans Talk – January 2019 – Injustice Both Near and Far
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January 26, 2019 | 1:00 pm

This month on Trans Talk we’re going speak with Courtney, a local woman who recently faced a terrifying and demoralizing level of discrimination as she was thrown out of a local casino for trying to use the ladies’ room. After hearing Courtney’s story, we will have a round-table discussion about the Supreme Court’s anti-transgender ruling this week, and what it means for the future of all transgender rights.


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Sandra Moran Book Club-SJ Sindu
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January 12, 2019 | 1:00 pm

Year 4 of the Sandra Moran Radio Book Club begins with Marriage of a Thousand Lies. Author SJ Sindu joins panelists Johnda Boyce, Carol Rosenfeld, and host Elizabeth Andersen for a discussion of this award-winning novel.


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Trans Talk – December 2018 – Samantha Ruggles and Robin Nazarean
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December 22, 2018 | 1:00 pm

This month on Trans Talk we are going to speak first with Samantha Ruggles, a prior guest on the show who spoke at both the Kansas City Demonstration for Transgender Rights and the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Samantha has recently been promoted to being the Executive Director at the Kansas City Center for Inclusion, and she will talk about what sort of activism and community support plans they have coming up in 2019. Then we will talk to Robin Nazarean, who is one of the organizers of the Transgender Day of Remembrance and a member of the punk rock group Evil Pillows. Robin is going to talk a bit about her life and what her goals and ambitions are for activism and music for the future.

We will have a take on the transgender news of the month and then finish up the show with the community calendar update. We’re also going to have the first of a new regular monthly spot – Anthony will review a book each month that may interest our trans & non-binary audience. I do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, December 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-Jacobs-Egan
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December 8, 2018 | 1:00 pm

Are you stressed out by all the festivities of food, family, friends, and frivolity? Take a break to join two funny authors. Fay Jacobs is talking with host Elizabeth Andersen about all the things, including her latest humor collection, her one-woman show, Rehoboth Beach, and journalism. Laury Egan is speaking with Philip Hooser and Elizabeth about her latest novel, with topics ranging from opera to drag queens to gangsters.


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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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Programmer
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 the co-producer of Every Woman, KKFI's weekly feminist issues program. She is also one of the hostesses of the Tenth Voice, hosting the Trans Talk edition each month. 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. She also appears late-nights as DJ Nightshade, mistress of dark, Goth, and industrial music.

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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