The Sandra Moran Radio Book Club is on The Tenth Voice every second Saturday, 1-2 p.m. Central time. This LGBT public affairs show has been on the air since 1989 on KKFI 90.1 FM, Kansas City’s 100,000-watt community radio station. On this Radio Book Club show we discuss LGBTQ books with a variety of authors, books, genres, and panelists. To keep up to date, you can “like” the show page at www.facebook.com/SandraMoranBookClub/.
Here is the radio book club schedule for 2020 with podcast links for shows that have aired:
January 11, 2020: Year 5 of the Sandra Moran Radio Book Club begins with Galileo. Author Ann McMan joins panelist/author Bev Prescott and host Elizabeth Andersen for a discussion of this 2020 Lambda Literary Award-winning novel. Galileo podcast
February 8, 2020: The Sandra Moran Radio Book Club is honored to welcome Michael Nava along with publisher/author Salem West. The discussion will center on Michael Nava’s Carved in Bone: A Henry Rios Novel and also on Amble Press, a Bywater Books imprint. The Rios novels have won six Lambda Literary awards and Nava was called by the New York Times, “one of our best.” Carved in Bone podcast
March 14, 2020: We discuss Imani Perry’s Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, winner of the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction and The Publishing Triangle’s Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction. The panelists are D. Rashaan Gilmore and Cheryl Pletcher. Looking for Lorraine podcast
April 11, 2020: Author Leona Beasley talks about her novel Something Better Than Home with panelist/author Cheryl Head and host Elizabeth Andersen. This 2018 Lambda Literary Award finalist in Lesbian Fiction depicts the life of a young lesbian coming of age and coming out in the 1970’s South. Something Better Than Home podcast
May 9, 2020: Author Esther Newton joins Johnda Boyce and host Elizabeth Andersen to talk about My Butch Career, her memoir that was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Esther Newton podcast
June 13, 2020: The show with Christopher Bram, William Sterling Walker, Philip Hooser, and host Elizabeth Andersen is reprised during LGBT Pride Month. We discuss Christopher Bram’s Father of Frankenstein and Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America. Christopher Bram-June 2019 podcast
July 11, 2020: Author Gar Mcvey-Russell discusses his novel Sin Against the Race with Mercedes Lewis and Elizabeth Andersen. “Written in taut prose steeped in history and current events–and seasoned with the blues–Sin Against the Race follows the coming-of-age journey of a young black gay man as he progresses from an invisible councilman’s son to a formidable presence in his community.”
August 8, 2020: We discuss sports romances with award-winning author Rachel Spangler. Book(s) and panelists TBA.
September 12, 2020: Author Renee Bess discusses her writing, including her novel The Rules, with author Penny Mickelbury and host Elizabeth Andersen.
The Sandra Moran Radio Book Club on KKFI has ended as of the September show, but the LGBT book club may very well continue as a podcast. I will post information here as I have it. Thank you so much for your support!