2006 Programs

Program Length: ~120 minutes

  • September 30, 2006: (#578):
    GenderTalk Radio Farewell:
    Nancy & Gordene host a special farewell program with clips from past programs and call- and walk-ins by former guests and listeners
  • September 23, 2006: (#577):
    Jennifer Abod, award winning feminist media producer, on her latest video production, “Look Us In The Eye: The Old Women’s Project”
    Chris Abani, award winning author, professor and poet who was imprisoned, tortured and sentenced to death for his writing, on his poetry and writing
  • September 16, 2006: (#576):
    Mekah (aka RandeyMichelle) Gordon, a trans woman who transitioned on the job as a teacher in New York, and now does activism in New Mexico
    Brett Genny Beemyn, director of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, on a new – and large – study of trans identity
  • September 9, 2006: (#575):
    Jane Caputi, feminist author of a number of books, talks about ‘cunctipotence’ and her new film, “The Pornography of Everyday Life”
    Jenn Burleton, trans activist, talks about a new political advocacy group working to raise awareness about challenges facing gender variant kids and their families
    Kim and Shawn, mom and trans son, share their experiences around his transition and their advocacy efforts
  • September 2, 2006: (#574):
    Victoria Steinberg, law clerk and legal activist, on the trans panic defense and strategies for eliminating it
    Mara Keisling, director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, on the demise of the ‘stealth’ option for transgenders
  • August 26, 2006: (#573):
    Co-editors of Transgender Rights:
    Richard Juang, independent scholar and co-chair of the National Center for Transgender Equality Advisory Board
    Shannon Price Minter, legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and a founding board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute
    Paisley Currah, associate director of political science at Brooklyn College, executive director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, and a founding board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute
  • August 19, 2006: (#572):
    Victoria Willow, a transwoman recently emerged from living in stealth for over 20 years, now working to open a transsexual shelter in Mississippi
    Willa Schneberg, award winning and widely published poet, on her latest ‘poetry of witness’ called “Storytelling in Cambodia”
  • August 12, 2006: (#571):
    Penny Coleman, author of “Flashback: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide and the Lessons of War”, on the post-traumatic stress that all too often leaves our soldiers with lasting mental injury
    Andrea Smith, author of “Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide”, on violence against Native Americans and activism that addresses the true source of such problems
  • August 5, 2006: (#570):
    Alicia Goranson, queer writer from the Boston area and author of the novel “Supervillainz”, & Peggy Munson, disabled queer femme writer and author of the novel “Origami Striptease”
    Alex, FtM transsexual, & Anya, Queer project organizer, live from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on the situation for transfolk there
  • July 29, 2006: (#569):
    Dr. Dana Beyer, openly trans candidate for Maryland state legislature
    Chris Diani, gay film producer, on his first feature-length film, a campy romp around the gay horror set titled “Creature from the Pink Lagoon”
  • July 22, 2006: (#568):
    Sarah, Ruth & Paul Nangeroni, Nancy’s niece and two (of 7) siblings, chat with us about unusual aspects of their lives
    Emily Metcalfe, trans poet and activist, talks about a new trans support group, and reads some of her poetry
    Steve Rendell, senior analyst from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, on the glaring flaws in today’s corporate news reporting, and what can be done about it
  • July 15, 2006: (#567):
    Rosa Auterio, prevention case manager of the newer Cambridge-based organization TransCend (Transgender Care and Education Needs Diversity), on the services they provide to trans persons
    Mark Angelo & Violet Cummings, friends of the parents of a 5 year old Florida transgender girl who will be entering kindergarten as a girl this fall
    Mary-Wynne Ashford, a leader in the international peace and disarmament movement for over 20 years, on real solutions to violence, terror and war
  • July 8, 2006: (#566):
    Kate Bornstein, on her latest work, a book entitled, “Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and other Outlaws”
    Randy Conner, queer scholar and author of several books, on queer spirituality, gender, and his friendship with Gloria Anzaldua
  • July 1, 2006: (#565):
    Leslie Heywood, poet and Professor of English and Creative Writing, whose academic and creative work focuses on gender
    Judith Herman, Harvard professor of psychiatry and groundbreaking author, on trauma, and changing the role it plays in our lives
  • June 24, 2006: (#564):
    Nancy MacLean, professor of history and African American studies and author of a new book titled, “Freedom is Not Enough: the Opening of the American Workplace”
    Emi Koyama, Director of Intersex Initiative, on the emergence of a new term, “Disorder of Sex Differentiation (DSD)”
  • June 10, 2006: (#563):
    William Eskridge Jr., Professor of Jurisprudence at the Yale Law School, on his new book co-authored with Darren Spendale, “Gay Marriage: For Better or For Worse? What We’ve learned from the Evidence”
    Tom Murray, award-winning filmmaker, on his new documentary about transgender persons entitled “Almost Myself: Reflections on Mending and Transcending Gender”
  • June 3, 2006: (#562):
    Mikayla Howden, Director of TS Haven House in Penacook, NH, on the public splash she made with an AP article about her same-sex marriage, and her newfound occupation
    David Mariner, coordinator of clinical trials for the DC Care Consortium, on resources for HIV/AIDS clinical trials, and other work that he is doing on behalf of GLBT folks
  • May 27, 2006: (#561):
    Christine Jorgenson Reveals, an interview by Nipsy Russell recorded on November 26, 1957, billed as “An intimate glimpse into the personal life of the worlds most sensational celebrity”
  • May 20, 2006: (#560):
    Georgina Beyer, 3rd-term New Zealand MP, native-born Mauri and the first known transgender person ever elected to national office, on her life story and key legislative initiatives
  • May 13, 2006: (#559):
    Mary Todd, activist, on depleted uranium, toxic waste that’s being showered on Iraq � and our own soldiers – by the United States.
    Mark Angelo Cummings, Cuban trans man, training studio owner and author of The Mirror Makes No Sense
  • May 6, 2006: (#558):
    Betsy Leondar Wright, co-author of a new book that examines pernicious forms of racism built into our economic system
    Dr. Richard Docter, psychologist and longtime transgender observer, on his new biography of Virginia Prince, transgender pioneer and founder of the first-ever crossdressing support group
  • April 29, 2006: (#557):
    Cole Thaler, Lambda Legal’s national transgender rights attorney, on a pending lawsuit by two trans prisoners in Wisconsin to obtain appropriate medical care
    Jeremy Pittman, Deputy Campaign Director of MassEquality, on the upcoming constitutional convention and the current battle to defend marriage equality in Massachusetts
  • April 22, 2006: (#556):
    Barbara & Susan Curry, on how Barbara’s transgender nature has affected their marriage over the course of their 27 years together
    Donna Lindenberg, coordinator of a Canadian project which has released a comprehensive set of publications on transgender health issues
  • April 15, 2006: (#555):
    Andrea James and Calpernia Adams, trans activists, actresses, and entrepreneurs, on their part in the movie TransAmerica and their trans education and advocacy work
    Monica Roberts, trans activist, author, and co-founder of the Transsistahs and Transbrothas Conference, on racism and African-Americans in the transgender community
  • April 1, 2006: (#554):
    Dan Hunt, co-producer of a new documentary film “Cruel and Unusual” that reveals the merciless entrapment of transgender individuals at the intersection of our gender and penal systems
    Bradford Louryk, creator and performer of an impressive new show titled “Christine Jorgenson Reveals”, which provides a profound view into the life and character of this trans pioneer
  • March 25, 2006: (#553):
    Live at True Colors:
    Nancy & Gordene host an exciting GenderTalk Live! in front of an enthusiastic audience at the True Colors Conference, a gathering in Central Connecticut for and about LGBT youth. Guests include Homo No Mo’s Peterson Toscano, a variety of youth participants, the return of Hal Fuller’s Twisted Nasty News, and much more.
  • March 18, 2006: (#552):
    Hosted by Ethan St. Pierre & Denise Leclair:
    Stasha Goliaszewski, transsexual host of TransPhillyRadio, on radio, advocacy, and much more
  • March 11, 2006: (#551):
    Hosted by Ethan St. Pierre & Denise Leclair:
    Lily McBeth, 70-year-old transgender school teacher from New Jersey, talks about her struggle to be allowed back into the classroom after coming under attack by parents
  • March 4, 2006: (#550):
    Robin Goldstein, co-host of the podcast “Schnauzer Logic” (and guest on GenderTalk #1)
    Hal Fuller, creator and producer of the “Twisted Nasty News” and longtime GenderTalk staff member
  • Febuary 25, 2006: (#549):
    Trans Radio Special:
    Introducing a sampling of some of the many trans voices in radio today, including WBAI’sAndrea Sears, KPFT’s Sarah DePalma and Jenifer Rene, and online TransFM talk hostsMarti AbernatheyKatrina RoseSusan MosesRebecca NayBecky Juro, and Mike Scott.
  • Febuary 18, 2006: (#548):
    Larissa Sneider, with another side of the Wal-Mart Story
    Jaclyn Friedman, program director for the Center for New Words, on the upcoming Women, Action and the Media conference
    Alisiha Oulette, transsexual woman firefighter, on her experience after having transitioned on the job two years ago
  • Febuary 11, 2006: (#547):
    Dr. Alice/Richard Novic, author of the memoir Alice in Wonderland, tells the parts of hir personal story not included in hir book.
    Carisa Cunningham, director of Public Affairs and Education for Gay and Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, on the successful settlement this week of a case brought by a trans woman who was fired for transitioning.
  • Febuary 4, 2006: (#546):
    Jennifer Jordan, writer, producer and former news anchor for NPR’s All Things Considered, on the “Women of K2”
    Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink and Global Exchange, on women’s role in the antiwar movement
  • January 28, 2006: (#545):
    Jill Dolan, professor of theater, about the transformative nature of performance, and how it can serve as both an incubator and a vehicle for gender and social change.
    Gwen Smith, trans activist and founder of the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, on the final sentencing of three of the four perpetrators of the murder of Gwen Araujo.
  • January 14, 2006: (#544):
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s last speech, delivered in support of striking sanitation workers, the day before he was assassinated
    Olga Vives, Action Vice President of the National Organization for Women, on the threats to individual rights posed by the Alito Supreme Court nomination
  • January 7, 2006: (#543):
    Mara Keisling, Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, on national trans gains and directions for transgender political activism
    Pauline Park, chair of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, on the closing of a GLBT prison facility, and Hillary Clinton’s queer politics