The Tenth Voice (LGBT)
The Tenth Voice is the Kansas City area's only weekly broadcast created by and for LGBTQIA people throughout the metro region. 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.
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Fiona Nowling is one of the hostesses of the Tenth Voice, which airs every Saturday. She also coproduces the program Every Woman, also airing on Saturday. In August 2018 she was elected to the KKFI Board of Directors for a 3-year term. In December 2019 she was elected to be President of the Board of Directors of KKFI, and in August 2020 she was reelected to the Board, and elected as Secretary of the Board of Directors of KKFI. Outside of KKFI, she runs a support group called SOFFA, works in the IT Field in Healthcare, and enjoys reading in what remains of her spare time. Pronouns are she/her/hers.
Rachael Cady is proud to be one of the hosts of The Tenth Voice. She got her first taste of radio broadcast as a senior in high school as a weekend DJ at her local radio station in Red Wing, MN. Her path led her to the performing arts where she has over 25 years experience working in theatres, concerts, and large meetings as a lighting and video designer,engineer and programmer. Rachael frequently teaches as an adjunct at various universities and teaches training seminars in media server technology all over the country. Rachael also frequently assists with Every Woman and the Darkest Hours radio programs, and she is a certified board operator/show engineer at KKFI.
Una Nowling is one of the producers of Every Woman and the Tenth Voice, which air every Saturday. She also produces the Goth, darkwave, and industrial music show "The Darkest Hours" as DJ Nightshade. 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 and retired as President on January 1, 2020.
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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.
February 27, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
The Tenth Voice • February 27th, 2021 – Trans Talk – News Rant, A Film Screening, A Film Review, and More!
We will start with the transgender news of the month as presented by Mistress Nightshade, then talk to some local transgender activists from the TGNC group with big hearts who are going to host a public Zoom streaming of the transgender documentary Born to Be (which is a great film that we reviewed last November). Then we will continue our film review of the month with another look at indigenous culture – this time going to Hawaii to review Kumu Hina.Listen
February 20, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
It is the third Saturday of the month and time again for Show People on The Tenth Voice. Join host Michael Grayman-Parkhurst as he welcomes actor, singer-songwriter and playwright Tiff Barbour to the program.
Tiff Barbour is an actor, singer-songwriter and playwright. She plays Andrew McNair in the upcoming all female/non-binary Broadway revival of the musical 1776 directed by Tony-Award winner Diane Paulus. She has co-starred on HBO’s The Leftovers, Law & Order and The Education of Max Bickford. Tiff starred in the short film Rabbit which premiered at The Sundance Film Festival. She has performed regionally at Baltimore Center Stage, Philadelphia Theatre Company and North Shore Music Theatre to name a few and made her playwriting debut with her one-act entitled End the Cycle.
Join us this Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1pm.
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February 13, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Greetings Tenth Voice listeners. It is the 2nd Saturday and time again for Rainbow Spirit with your host MG Salazar (They, Them) This week MG welcomes their special guest Quilapiza Sorimpt.
Quilapiza is a two-spirit indigenous artist who creates incredible makeup looks, as well as gorgeous drawings that celebrate the beautiful sexuality of our people. Quilapiza recently released an eyeshadow palette that sold out almost immediately on Two Feathers beauty line. We’ll talk about Quilapiza’s plan for a makeup line, talk more about their art, and the criticism they face, often from surprising places. You can check out some of their work on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/quilapiza1982/
Mg will also have some Two Spirit News and talk about Geo Neptune the first openly transgender person elected to public office in Maine. Geo won a seat on the Indian Township school board in early September.
Tune into Rainbow Spirit every 2nd Saturday on 90.1FM KKFI, streaming at KKFI.ORG, and for more information visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TenthVoice
Tune into Rainbow Spirit every 2nd Saturday on 90.1FM KKFI, streaming at KKFI.ORG, and for more information visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TenthVoiceListen
February 6, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
The Tenth Voice • February 6th, 2021 – The Middle Way with Inoru Wade – Community Pride Alliance, LGBTQ+ rights with a new administration and a tribute to Buck Sommerkamp.
Greetings! It is the 1st Saturday of the month and time again for this week's edition of The Tenth Voice -The Middle Way hosted by the Goddess Prince from the Land of the Rising Sun: Inoru Wade.
A Drop of Enlightenment:
Gender Affirmation Hormone Therapy/ Gender Affirmation Surgery and Medicaid Coverage Across the States- A look into the transparency of services available for the Trans Community across the States and the difficulties in navigating Medicaid across multiple jurisdictions.
The Twofold Path:
Community Pride Alliance comes on to discuss their new organizations and their plans going forward.
The LGBTQ+ community lost an icon this past week and we will pay tribute to Buck Sommerkamp - an absolute angel among mortals
Join us this Saturday at 1pm for another entertaining and informative episode of The Middle Way.Listen
January 30, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
The Tenth Voice • January 30th, 2021 – Special guest segmant with Starla Carr and a discussion on intersectionality of racism and LGBTQ+ bias.
Greetings! Welcome, to the bonus 5th Saturday version of the Tenth Voice. This week we are so happy to have a guest segment from contributor and guest host Starla Carr as she talks about intersectionality of racism and LGBTQ+ bias, and "Mouse in the House" of our rainbow community. Join Una, Fiona, and Rachael as we talk about this important and controversial issue in our community.
Join us this Saturday the 30th at 1pm for The Tenth Voice, You will be glad that you did.Listen
January 23, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
The Tenth Voice • January 23rd, 2021 – Trans Talk – News Rant with Una, A Movie Review and a Conversation with Erika Dapkewicz
Greetings! Welcome, to the first episode of The Tenth Voice - Trans Talk for 2021. We have a jam packed show this week that you will not want to miss. We start with a news rant from Una, follow up with a conversation with the amazing Erika Dapkewicz, after that a discussion of the documentary Disclosure and end with Fiona and the community calendar.
Our guest Erika is a fascinating and very talented woman.She is currently the Lead Editor on the SONY Animated Pictures & Lin-Manuel Miranda musical, “VIVO”. She is an ACE, ASCAP, WIA and Academy Awards Member.
During her career Erika has helped create such DISNEY films as (Lilo & Stitch - Mulan - Pocahontas) and DREAMWORKS films (The Croods - Puss In Boots - Monsters Vs Aliens - Flushed Away)
In addition to Animation and editing, Erika has written and directed many live action short films including the 2012 sci-fi feature film, “PARADOX ALICE” for Orchard Pictures.
January 16, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
This week host Michael Grayman-Parkhurst welcomes director, playwright and teacher Luther Goins on to the show.
Luther Goins has served as Resident Artistic Director at the African-American based Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre in Evanston, IL and Managing Director at the Chicago Theatre Company, a professional African-American company located on Chicago’s south side. Luther is a former Business Representative with the Chicago office of Actors’ Equity Association. LOVE CHILD, his first play, made its debut in 2001 at Chicago’s Live Bait Theatre. This highly successful production received the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work. Luther worked as the Interim Executive Director for Congo Square Theatre Company during their 2019-2020 Transitional Season. He continues to work as a Theatre Management Consultant in and around Chicago.
January 9, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Greetings! Rainbow Spirit host M.G. Salazar is taking a break this month, but Rainbow Spirit will return in February. On this week's edition of the Tenth Voice, Una, Fiona, Rachael, and guest Aunt Cathy will be discussing some hot-button political topics in the LGBTQIA+ community. Then Una, Fiona, and Rachael will review the documentary film "Muxes." The Muxe community is an ancient indigenous community of gay, transgender, non-conforming, genderqueer, and intersex persons located in Oaxaca Mexico who are best described as a unique third gender culture. This 2006 documentary gives a unique view into the everyday lives of a native people who walk the divide not just between sex and gender, but also between their native Zapotec culture and Western influence, their traditional beliefs and Catholicism, and acceptance and bigotry.Listen
January 2, 2021 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Greetings! It is the 1st Saturday of a brand new year and time again for this week's edition of The Tenth Voice -The Middle Way hosted by the Goddess Prince from the Land of the Rising Sun: Inoru Wade.
This week Inoru will talk about holiday traditions here in the United states and in their home country of Japan. Inoru will also dive into what it means to be an activist in today's climate and how anyone that wants to make a difference has to elevate their game and stop playing Tic Tac Toe while the folks that run the system are playing 3d Chess. Inoru will also dive into the The Movement Advancement Project and what it means for our community. Finally we also discuss the passing and eventual formation of the LGBTQ+ commision in Kansas City
Join us this Saturday at 1pm for another entertaining and informative episode of The Middle Way.
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December 26, 2020 Local, News & Public Affairs, Podcast
Hello everyone and welcome to Trans Talk, this week's edition of the Tenth Voice!
This week we will kick off the show with the transgender news of the month, then we will interview a new pioneer in the transgender community - Stephanie Byers, who made history twice last month by becoming Kansas’s first transgender elected official after winning her bid for the Kansas House of Representatives 86th District, and she is the first Indigenous trans person elected to any state legislature!
Representative-elect Stephanie Byers is the recipient of the GLSEN-Kansas state Educator of the Year and the GLSEN National Educator of the Year (2018), and recently retired after 29 years of teaching for Wichita Public Schools. For 28 years, she was the award-winning director of Bands and Orchestras and Fine Arts Department Chair at Wichita North High School. Stephanie is an Oklahoman by birth, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, and has called Wichita home for the last three decades. She and her wife, Lori, own and operate a company that assists corporations, community groups and schools with understanding of working with diverse communities.
Since coming out publicly as a transgender woman, she has advocated about issues impacting the LGBTQIA+ community. She has spoken at rallies on the steps of the Kansas State Capitol and given presentations to several local community organizations, as well as public school faculties and student bodies. Stephanie served as the Communications Director for Wichita Pride, the local organization that hosts Wichita’s local LGBTQIA+ pride events, and has volunteered for a number of other local Wichita non-profits.
Stephanie has a Bachelor of Music Education from Oklahoma Christian University (1986), and a Master of Music from Kansas State University (2015).
After our discussion with Stephanie about her life and her goals as a member of the Kansas House, we will finish out the show with our community calendar update.Listen