Recent Episodes

UNCF Still Carries a Torch for Black Student Excellence

June 2, 2023

Taliah Givens, Senior Director of the United Negro College Fund's (UNCF) Student Professional Development Programs, joins Underground Magnolia to tell listeners all about the organization's: Invitational Student Leadership …

A Healthy Mind Equals An All Around Better Life

May 28, 2023

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and on this episode of Underground Magnolia Podcast, my cousin, Tyra Valteau Sorapuru, a Mental Wellness Coach and Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 30 years, joins in to discuss e…

Chasing DNA & Family Roots: Part 4-Being Creole (Louisiana)

May 7, 2023

In this episode, host/producer, Desireia Valteau, is back with Part 4 of the long-awaited addition to the series, "Chasing DNA & Family Roots: Being Creole (Louisiana)." Desireia interviews, Dr. Wendy Gaudin, a professor of …

Unwrap Jazz Pianist Hey Rim's New Music for the Holidays

Dec. 21, 2022

Jazz pianist, bandleader, and educator Hey Rim joins this episode of Underground Magnolia Podcast to talk about her new album "Groovitude," that's packing a punch on the jazz charts. Listen in as we discuss: Why the album's …

After Over a Decade Hiatus, T.S. Monk is Back with a Stirring Live Album

July 13, 2022

This episode of Underground Magnolia Podcast shines the spotlight on jazz musician T.S. Monk, also the son of jazz legend Thelonious Monk. After a decade plus recording absence, he’s back with the live album “Two Continents…

Community Involvement Drives New York's WBLS Legend Doctor Bob Lee

June 3, 2022

On this episode of Underground Magnolia Podcast, Doctor Bob Lee discusses: His longstanding career at WBLS, one of the most influential radio stations in the nation and the Black community. Being the President, Founder & CEO…

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Desiréia Valteau

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