Hidden Edges Radio with Ellen Krug
Sundays 1PM - 2PM
Let’s face it: humans are complicated.
We can be warm and embracing to those we know and like—often, these are people who look and think like “us.”
Or, we can be cold and distant—even hostile—to people who are “different.” Usually, we have no real idea about who “those people” really are.
As a backdrop, we lack a “Human Owner’s Manual” which otherwise might help us make it past our biases and fears.
The Human Condition is filled with many hidden edges—some sharp, others dull—which often prevent us from living authentically or connecting with others. Sometimes, those edges are revealed in dramatic fashion via loss or inequity or an unexpected moment of truth. How can we navigate life’s hidden edges and find greater acceptance of others and ourselves?
With grit, resiliency and hope, it’s actually possible to transform hidden edges into jumping off points for greater inclusivity and authenticity.
Hidden Edges Radio, (H.E.R.) hosted by national speaker and inclusivity trainer Ellen (Ellie) Krug, takes on the Human Condition and our internal limitations. The show explores how we’re all hard-wired for certain things, like bias and empathy, and the ways in which we draw lines between “us” and “them” and even within ourselves.
In short, H.E.R. offers listeners answers. Through Ellie’s thoughtful commentary and stories shared by special guests, listeners will find greater meaning for their own lives and appreciate that no one is alone in surviving the Human Condition. Even more, in this polarized social justice and political climate, Ellie works to be a unifier; she’s trying to get everyone on the same page as simply “us.”
As a transgender woman who transitioned genders later in life, H.E.R. host Ellie Krug knows about sharp edges. She’s also learned that some things in life—like one’s gender—can’t be “chosen.” With that enlightenment came authenticity and perspective and a desire to lead on how to be more accepting of ourselves and others across the spectrum of race, religion, gender, disability status or LGBTQ status.
Hidden Edges Radio. Challenging, passionate, and perspective-changing. Now on AM950, the Progressive Voice of Minnesota.
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Ellie’s personal website: www.elliekrug.com
Business website: www.humaninspirationworks.com
Author, Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and
Gender Change www.gettingtoellen.com
Background on Ellie Krug
Ellen (Ellie) Krug (“Kroog”), a civil trial attorney with 100+ trials, transitioned from male to female in 2009 and later became one of the few attorneys nationally to try jury cases in separate genders. The author of Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change (2013), Ellie now serves as the president of Human Inspiration Works, LLC, where she speaks, trains and consults on diversity and inclusion topics to court systems, corporations, and colleges/universities. A hopeless idealist, Ellie has presented her D&I program, “Gray Area Thinking,”™ across the country. In 2016, Advocate Magazine named Ellie one of “25 Legal Advocates Fighting for Trans Rights.” She is also a monthly columnist for Lavender Magazine and her monthly newsletter, The Ripple, can be found at www.elliekrug.com . Ellie views herself as an “inclusionist” and a transformational story teller.
Guest: James Lekatz, Performing Arts Instructor Grit and Resiliency Tips: Interact Center employs mainly performing artists with disabilities; a company of approximately 35 is paid both for performances and rehearsals. The artists live with physical and/or emotional disabilities; James spoke of how many of the artists have found “their voice” through theater after years of…
Guest: Dale Graunke, Mayor of Delano Grit and Resiliency Tips: As Delano dealt with a racism incident that impacted a family of color, Dale advises that the town learned the value of giving everyone a voice. Quick Summary: In March 2017, someone broke into the home of one of the few families of color…
Our interview of the Trans United Front was the first for a MN-based media organization and highlighted the value of a specific affinity group (transgender humans) being intentional about working to put group members into elected office. A portion of the interview centered on the hotly contested election that Danica Roem won, which unseated a man (who self-described as “Virginia’s homophobe-in-chief”) who had held that seat for more than 20 years.
Iris Perez has lived in the Twin Cities since 2012, when she moved from Detroit to take a job with Fox 9 news. She is of Puerto Rican descent and is one of the relatively few visible Latinas working in the broader range of Twin Cities media. Our H.E.R. interview highlighted that Iris is a dynamic woman whose leadership off the screen is as important as her role modeling on the screen.