Recent Episodes

Saxophonist Andre Ward Talks New Music, Sade, The Emotions & Earth, Wind & Fire

July 18, 2023

Saxophonist Andre Ward, who has been on the contemporary jazz scene for over 25 years, joins Underground Magnolia Podcast to talk about his latest album, "Africa Rising" and his storied background. The Chicago native discuss…

Lenny Green Reigns on 'Quiet Storm' Radio

June 20, 2023

This episode of Underground Magnolia Podcast features Lenny Green, the host of the popular syndicated radio show, “The Quiet Storm with Lenny Green.” Listen in to hear Lenny discuss the following: Meaning of "Quiet Storm" Ar…

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, Tyra Valteau Sorapuru, a Mental Wellness Coach and Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 30 years, joins in to discuss effective to…

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 …

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Desiréia Valteau

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