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Connecticut Voice Podcast with Chion Wolf

Arts & Culture Podcasts

Producer & host Chion Wolf introduces you to Connecticut residents - and visitors - who are on the LGBTQIAP+ spectrum. You’ll hear stories about their work, their lives, their love, and their passions.

Producer & host Chion Wolf introduces you to Connecticut residents - and visitors - who are on the LGBTQIAP+ spectrum. You’ll hear stories about their work, their lives, their love, and their passions.

Location:

United States

Description:

Producer & host Chion Wolf introduces you to Connecticut residents - and visitors - who are on the LGBTQIAP+ spectrum. You’ll hear stories about their work, their lives, their love, and their passions.

Twitter:

@ctvoicemag

Language:

English

Contact:

8609971615


Episodes

The Fantasy World - and Real Life - of Drew John Ladd

12/2/2019
Episode Notes We’re all writers. I mean, you write an email checking in on a friend, you write a memo on your phone with a great idea for a song lyric or a cool product that should exist, you write a shopping list, you write a passive-aggressive note on the windshield of someone’s poorly-parked car, I mean, who takes up FOUR parking spaces?! Gah! But what does it take to write a fantasy novel? What kind of relentlessness do you have to be driven by to see that through to the end? And how...

Duration:00:25:50

Trans Beyond the Track: Andraya Yearwood

12/2/2019
Episode Notes Andraya Yearwood is an award-winning track athlete. She’s also been challenged off the track, because she is a member of the transgender community. Some people don’t think it’s fair that she compete among cis-female runners. That her gender identity in this context presents an advantage that keeps other athletes from scholarships. Connecticut is one of 17 states that allow transgender high school athletes to compete based on their gender identity, and Yearwood has both...

Duration:00:23:04

For Love of Cyber-Security & Helicopters: Jon Stone of Kelser Corp

12/2/2019
Episode Notes Jon Stone is, among other things, the Chief Technology Officer for Kelser Corporation, which offers IT consulting and support in Connecticut and Massachusetts. When I walked into his office, I noticed… helicopters. Photos of helicopters, photos FROM helicopters, model helicopters… This guy not only loves technology and security, but he loves helicopters. More on that later, and what it has to do with his job. For more information on Jon Stone, his wonderful team, and...

Duration:00:24:51

NEVER COUNT ME OUT: The Gay History of Mel Thomas

9/21/2019
Episode Notes Back when I recorded my conversation with Kamora Herrington, she brought up the “old gays”. How they’re these shoulders that we stand upon as we become shoulders for others to stand upon. We talked about how it’s as important to listen to the young people on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum as it is to listen to those who have seen some things in our history. Which brings us to Mel Thomas. Mel is a singer, a pianist, a philosopher, an activist, an educator, an organizer, a playwright,...

Duration:00:24:59

Leading with Love: Connecticut's Kid Governor, Ella Briggs

6/6/2019
Episode Notes 11 year-old Ella Briggs is the 4th Connecticut Kid Governor, a civics program for 5th graders created by the Connecticut Democracy Center. She’s the first Kid Governor who is gay, and thanks to huge advances in our society - and a few painful obstacles in her life so far - LGBTQIA+ issues are central tenants in her work. You’ll hear how she got elected (spoiler: it was the popular vote!), what it’s been like in the heat of the public eye, who she looks up to, if she has any...

Duration:00:23:52

Center Stage with Hartford Symphony Orchestra Conductor, Carolyn Kuan

3/16/2019
Carolyn Kuan is the music director and conductor for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. I’ve wanted to interview her for years, because… How does she DO that? What’s it feel like? How do you learn to be a conductor? Does anything ever go wrong? And as a music director for a symphony orchestra, what does she want out of the music she chooses? What’s she looking for? In this episode, you'll find out all that, and what kind of music she'd like to hear in her final moments on this earth. Photo...

Duration:00:27:15

What Does it Take to Be a Mentor to LBGTQIA+ Young People? Plus, Good Advice for the "Old Gays"

2/22/2019
Kids who are on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum have to deal with stuff no one else does. Add race to that mix, and things get even more complicated. So who can kids turn to? Who can parents turn to? Enter Kamora Herrington, with True Colors. Now, full disclosure, when I began to come out as a teenager 1990’s, it was True Colors where I went to my first support group to meet fellow non-straight people, where I met my first girlfriend, and where I went to my first Queer Prom. So clearly, I am a...

Duration:00:25:51

Challenges & Triumphs in Transgender Medicine; Why Diversity in the Workplace Just Makes Sense

2/4/2019
What's it like when you're ready to get closer to your place on the gender spectrum? Meet Kathryn Tierney, Medical Director of Middlesex Health’s Transgender Medicine Program in Middletown Connecticut. You can find more information on her great work at middlesexheath.org. And why should a bank care about the diversity of their workforce? Since 2004, Martin Geitz has been the President and CEO of Simsbury Bank, where he’s made it a priority to include and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. For...

Duration:00:26:24