In this program airing during the first week of the WORT Winter-Spring On-Air Pledge Drive, Laura Gutknecht, Technical Director at WSUM Radio and recent Chief Engineer at WORT, hosts a program responding to the October Access Hour program that featured Sheila Jeffreys on transgender issues in radical feminism. She hosts Mara Keisling, the Executive Director of the National Center on Transgender Equality, over the telephone for the show and opens the line to air and record some feelings of others in the transgender community about the effects of the Jeffreys Show. The controversy surrounding that Access Hour program fits well also into the current buzz about freedom of speech.
About Access Hour
WORT turns its airwaves over to members of the community. The show opens up radio production to people that have typically not been on the air before. The show is completely different from one week to the next. Guests have included community groups, musicians, aspiring DJs, story-tellers, call-in discussions, radio plays, live bands, fans of niche music, and lots of other topics.