Although I don’t produce my own show, I participate in other people’s shows and I simply love the comraderie. On the “Pioneer Series” for Heartland Labor Forum, I’ve interviewed women in traditionally male-identified jobs: a female pilot, firefighter, drummer, mail carrier, electrician. For “The Tenth Voice,” I interviewed a woman in a gay marriage who shared candidly about the validity, as well as travails, of seeking recognition for her committed bond. I also wrote and starred with Tom Edmondson in a four-episode soap opera called: “Fatal Femmes and the Derringer Dame”. With Bill Clause, former KKFI Event Coordinator, I conducted a class in writing comedy for the radio. This effort resulted in a one hour success called “Radio for Laughs”. With Russ Simmons, I co-host the “Take Two” spot which involves reviewing independently made films and art-house movies currently showing in Kansas City. This “Take Two” is my newest venture with KKFI.
I was a former psychotherapist in my own practice here in Kansas City for decades before coming to KKFI. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, I made my home in Kansas City because the people and the spirit up here are simply a continuing delight (though I have to admit, I do miss those grits!).
I love singing with the Kansas City Women’s Chorus, which has two main shows a year at the historic Folly Theater. I wrote my memoir, QUICKSAND, A LOVE STORY, which is sold at Rainy Day Bookstore in Fairway, Kansas. My idea of fun? a bike ride, a riveting game of poker, a great discussion about life/comedy/hidden meanings. And I just LOVE the energy at KKFI!
I believe KKFI is a treasure for Kansas City…the programming is created from the hearts of the people involved. People are here because they love sharing their music and hanging out with like-minded folk. The public affairs shows are stimulating…there’s an abundance of insightful conversation about ideas that matter, whether the topic is ecological, political or personal.
The "Take Two" short segment reviews independently made films and art-house movies currently showing in Kansas City. Take Two first went on the air in 2012 and is co-hosted by Russ Simmons, producer of the “Freeze Frame” short segment, and Susan Sanders.