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Andrea James, former advertising writer who has now committed her skills to promoting the healthy depiction and well-being of the transgender community

Calpernia Addams, transsexual whose romance with murdered soldier Barry Winchell has been made into a movie adaptation titled "A Soldier's Girl"

" From all of this sort of flawed research, he [Blanchard] came up with this overarching theory of transsexualism, that there are two types. "
- Andrea James

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00:00 Introduction and commentary, including:
• Student Involvement at WMBR
03:25 Bob La Trémouile updates us on the continuing story of the murder of Cambridge's white geese.

Bob is co-chair of "Friends of the White Geese" and has 25-30 years experience doing environmental protection work in Cambridge.

For More Information:
• On how to help save the geese, visit
• About the attacks on the geese:
• Bob La Trémouile's article about the geese, at
• Email Bob La Trémouile at
--:-- Sorry, no Question of the Week this week
19:50 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
35:01 A former advertising writer and consumer activist turned online transgender activist, Andrea James is a tireless crusader for the transgender community, creating free websites with hundreds of pages of content. We talk with Andrea about her online activism, and in particular about the response to Michael Bailey's book that has angered nearly a whole community.

A Master's graduate in English, Andrea wrote ads for ten years at top Chicago agencies. Her ads for blue-chip clients premiered on the Super Bowl and other major television events and were frequently among audience favorites. Recognizing the power of the internet and other media, she works to elevate the status of transsexual women through an extensive site devoted to advice and consumer issues facing her community.

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59:49 Special Message
60:38 Boston area (and national) announcements
65:29 You may remember transsexual woman Calpernia Addams from the terrible murder of her Army boyfriend, Pfc. Barry Winchell, and the resulting upheaval it caused in the military concerning the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" Policy. HBO/Showtime has produced a movie adaptation of Addams and Winchell's love story titled "Soldier's Girl". We talked with Calpernia about the movie, her new book, and more.

Calpernia's new book is titled "Mark 947: A Life Shaped by God, Gender and Force of Will". From military veteran to Nashville showgirl, it chronicles her progress as a woman, from spirit to flesh. When love walked into her new life in the form of a handsome young Army private, it seemed everything had at last come together. Then at the pinnacle of her career, as she was crowned Tennessee Entertainer of the Year in front of hundreds of adoring fans, her love was murdered in his sleep sixty miles away, sparking a national controversy that resonates still.

• Visit Calpernia's website at
• Visit Showtime's "Soldier's Girl" web page
• Visit the 'Remember Barry Winchell' web site at
88:17 End
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