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The Pulse (Series)

Produced by WHYY

Most recent piece in this series:

477: The Therapist in Your Pocket, 2/3/2023

From WHYY | Part of the The Pulse series | 59:02

3000x3000_itunes_thepulse_1_small Finding the right therapist — or, sometimes, any therapist — can be a grueling process. Someone with the right expertise, who is still taking new clients, lives in your area, who accepts your insurance, or whose services you can afford. Over the past few years, online therapy platforms like BetterHelp and Talkspace have seen an explosion in popularity. They promise easy access — anytime you need it — and affordability. Major changes are happening in the field of mental health, as more people turn to online services — not just for counseling, but for diagnosis and prescriptions. How good are these platforms really — for clients and for therapists? And what are the larger issues they raise about the field as a whole? On this episode, we look at the rise of online mental health services. We hear stories about working for one of these apps, what clients like or dislike about them, and the unregulated world of online ADHD diagnosis.

Climate One (Series)

Produced by Climate One

Most recent piece in this series:

2023-02-03 Saket Soni on the People Who Make Disaster Recovery Possible

From Climate One | Part of the Climate One series | 58:57


As human-driven global warming amplifies the frequency and potency of natural disasters, we are increasingly dependent on one group of workers who live in the shadows: the migrant workforce that arrives to clean up and rebuild.

In his book, “The Great Escape,” Saket Soni tells the personal stories of young men from India who were lured by ads to migrate to America with promises of good salaries and, more importantly, green cards in exchange for working on disaster recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The men had to pay up to $20,000 for this “opportunity”  – a not-uncommon part of the deal for such migrants. 

“A green card for a migrant worker is the holy grail of immigration, right. But it's not for people who are welders and pipefitters who build refineries who build infrastructure, roads and homes,” Soni says.

What follows is a chronicle of one of the largest human trafficking cases in modern American history. While Soni’s book focuses on the case of these particular men, it showcases the wider inequities and suffering faced by thousands of workers in similar positions.

“They don't want to leave home, but they have to because of economics, because of family security and economic safety,” Soni says. 

Yet these are the people doing the hard work of cleaning up as climate-fueled disasters follow one after another. 

I came to understand these workers as the white blood cells of the climate crisis. Each time there was injury these were the workers who arrive to heal.”

Soni is founder and director of Resilience Force, an organization working to ensure a more effective and equitable approach to disaster preparation, response, recovery and rebuilding. 

“The challenge the workers face is that this is a deeply subcontracted industry and the rights get lost in the layers,” he explains. “So, there's a worker who’s earning nine dollars an hour on a roof in Florida and if it rains that contractor at the bottom wants that worker to stay on the roof. The worker isn’t documented, doesn't have recourse. If he slips and falls, he'll get injured. So, that's the situation of that worker. But six layers above him, there is a $100 million contract given to an enormous contractor that perhaps has done half a billion dollars of business since Hurricane Sandy.”

Soni sees a future where resilience is an industry like the automotive or steel-making, a source of solid, family-supporting middle class jobs. And as climate disruption brings more severe disasters every year, that resilience corps will become an essential part of our new world. 

Related Links:

Resilience Force

The Great Escape

Risky Business: Underinsured Against Climate Disaster

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Word Hoard (#1593)

From A Way with Words | Part of the A Way with Words series | 54:00


Following up on our conversation about what to say when coming up behind a stranger so as not to startle them, a Sacramento, California, listener raises another question about communicating quickly with someone in your vicinity: Is there a gesture drivers can use to acknowledge and apologize for an error, such as accidentally cutting someone off in traffic? Perhaps the American Sign Language sign for "Sorry"? 
A Vermont listener says that if she has to be absent from work due to illness, she would call in sick. Her 20-something daughters, however, use the phrase call out sick. Is this a generational difference, or a regional one, and is one more prevalent or correct than the other? Both are grammatically correct, but most Americans say call in sick. The call out version is largely associated with the New York metropolitan area, but spreading to adjacent states.
David from Black Mountain, North Carolina, is fond of the Spanish term that originally meant "someone who shares the same name as another person" and has expanded to mean "someone with whom you have an emotional kinship or fellow-feeling": tocayo or tocaya. A word with a similar meaning in parts of Latin America is cuate, which originally meant "a fraternal twin." Along with its more familiar forms cuatito and cuatita, cuate has expanded to connote a kind of "spiritual twin."
Need an Old English word for "sneeze"? How about fnēosung?
​​Quiz Guy John Chaneski's puzzle is a take-off -- literally. The challenge is to take off the letter I or J from the beginning of one word, leaving another word entirely. For example, find the two words clued by this sentence: My factory makes statues of the saints, and we employ men only recently out of prison. 
Connie in Santee, California, is curious about a term she read in Isabel Wilkerson's acclaimed history of the Great Migration out of the Jim Crow South, The Warmth of Other Suns. (Bookshop|Amazon) A shotgun house is a narrow house, the width of one room, with no hallway, just one room leading into the next. Researcher John Vlach has done extensive work connecting this type of structure with architectural traditions in Haiti, and suggests that this term derives from togu-nan, which in a Dogon language of Mali means "large shelter" or "house of talk," where men gather to discuss local affairs. Another helpful resource: A Creole Lexicon: Architecture, Landscape, People Jay Edwards and Nicolas Kariouk Pecquet du Bellay de Verton. ​​(Amazon)
In Mexico, echar un coyotito -- literally, "throw a little coyote" -- means "to take a short nap." In Venezuela, it's more common to talk about a quick snooze using echar un zorrito, the word zorrito being a diminutive for zorro, or "fox."
Betsy in Murray, Kentucky, reports that a friend was baffled when Betsy told her Quit your mulligrubbing. She was advising her friend to stop complaining. Since the 16th century, mulligrub meant "a state of depression," or "a bad mood," and to have the mulligrubs meant "to suffer a stomach ache" or "have an intestinal upset." These words may be etymologically related to megrim, an old word for "migraine." The Dictionary of Southern Appalachian English notes that mulligrub is used as a verb as well, meaning "to complain for no good reason" or "to be slightly unwell." (Bookshop|Amazon)
Sean from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, is an editor who reads lots of fiction from the 1930s, in which he often runs into the words spondulix and simoleons, meaning "a large amount of money." They're both Americanisms. Spondulix, also spelled spondulicks or spondulux, may derive from the Greek word spondylos, meaning “vertebra” or “spine,” suggesting the similarity between a column of those bones and coined stacked for counting. Simoleon is more of a mystery, although some have suggested a link with semolina flour, given that there's a long list of food names that are used as slang for "money," including cabbage, cheddar, chicken feed, peanuts, and coliander, a variant of coriander.
A delightful new book offers a taste of life in early medieval England through everyday vocabulary of that time and place. It's called The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English, by Hana Videen. (Bookshop|Amazon). The book includes helpful vocabulary lists and pronunciations, as well as information about Old English kennings, or poetic compounds of words, such as the ones that translate as "sky-candle" to indicate the sun, "whale-road" indicating the sea, and "sea-guest" to mean "sailor." For an Old English word of the day, follow Old English Wordhord on Twitter. Incidentally, even if you don't understand Old English, it can be mesmerizing to listen to. Check out this reading of "Widsith," and this one of "The Wanderer," and this one the opening lines of the epic poem Beowulf. 
Kelly from Cincinnati, Ohio, says her father uses the word gradoo to mean "clutter" or "a bit of litter." Also spelled gradu or gradeau, our listeners report using this word in a variety of ways, to mean "gunk," "grime" and even "bits of meat left in a skillet used to make gravy."  It might be related to French gadoue, which once meant "manure." It might also be somehow connected with the French Canadian expression gras dur literally means "really fatty," or figuratively "happy" or "lucky" or "fulfilled," as in Il est gras dur, "He is happy," although how that sense might connect with gradoo's negative sense is unclear. What is clear is that it's not just Kelly's family who uses the word. 
Some of the music you hear on this show is the work of Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, a San Diego-based Afro-funk and soul-jazz band. Their keyboard player is Tim Felten, who, as it happens, is also the editor and engineer for A Way with Words. He selects the musical interludes on this program, and you can always find a list of all the songs played on each episode on our website, waywordradio.org.
Janine in Charleston, South Carolina, is curious about the derogatory term feather merchant. In the mid-20th century feather merchant was used among members of the military to mean "a weakling," or "a shirker."
During introductory class at Sky Falconry in the mountains outside San Diego, California,, Martha learned the term feaking, the action of a hawk wiping its bill on something to sharpen or clean it. Feak may derive from an old German word meaning "to clean."
This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.

Ozark Highlands Radio (Series)

Produced by Ozark Highlands Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

OHR117: OHR Presents: Taj Mahal, 2/13/2023

From Ozark Highlands Radio | Part of the Ozark Highlands Radio series | 58:59

Taj_mahal_prx_small Ozark Highlands Radio is a weekly radio program that features live music and interviews recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas.  In addition to the music, our “Feature Host” segments take listeners through the Ozark hills with historians, authors, and personalities who explore the people, stories, and history of the Ozark region.

This week, world renowned three-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, film composer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, founding member of the band “Rising Sons,” and Blues legend Taj Mahal recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas.

Henry St. Claire Fredericks Jr, better known as “Taj Mahal,” is an American blues musician, a singer-songwriter and film composer who plays the guitar, piano, banjo, harmonica, and many other instruments.  Taj incorporates elements of world music into his works and has done much to reshape the definition and scope of blues music by fusing it with nontraditional forms including sounds from the Caribbean, Africa, and the South Pacific.

Accompanied here by bassist Bill Rich and drummer Kester Smith, Taj Mahal takes us on a musical journey like no other.  Raised between two very different musical traditions, the American gospel of his mother and the Caribbean jazz influences of his father, Taj takes his music into unique and interesting territory.  This journey has taken him around the world with a career spanning over five decades.  In addition to being one of America’s greatest cultural treasures, Taj Mahal has garnered three Grammy Awards, a Blues Music Award, an honorary doctorate, and the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

“What inspires me most about my career is that I’ve been able to make a living playing the music that I always loved and wanted to play since the early 50s,” Mahal says. “And the fact that I still am involved in enjoying an exciting career at this point in time is truly priceless. I’m doing this the old fashioned way and it ain’t easy. I work it and I earn it.  My relationship with my audience has been fun, with great respect going both ways! I am extremely lucky to have fans who have listened to the music I choose to play and have stayed with me for 50 years. These fans have also introduced their children, grandchildren and in some cases great-grand children to this fabulous treasure of music that I am privileged to represent. It’s very exciting, to say the least.

“Like ancient culture,” he adds, “the people are as much a part of the performance as the music. Live communication through music, oh yeah, it’s right up there with oxygen!” - http://www.tajblues.com

In this week’s “From the Vault” segment, musician, educator and country music legacy Mark Jones offers a 1976 archival recording of another three time Grammy winner and Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, country folk icon John Prine performing his classic song “Paradise” from the Ozark Folk Center State Park archives.

Earth Eats (Series)

Produced by WFIU

Most recent piece in this series:

EE 23-06: Rethinking the restaurant industry, 2/3/2023

From WFIU | Part of the Earth Eats series | 54:00


“When you have to make those decisions do you buy the nicest ingredients to make your food, since that’s why people are there? Or do you pay your employees two dollars more an hour? Or do you rent the building that’s gonna put you in the location that gives you the highest chance of success? I think that in many ways restaurant owner have one of the most complicated business owning ventures that you can think of. They are balancing so many different goals in one space.”

Today we’re talking with Geographer Jennifer Watkins about restaurants–about owners, workers, customers and how precarious the whole industry appears to be in this moment. 

Folk Alley Weekly (Series)

Produced by WKSU

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Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio (Series)

Produced by Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

405: Inside the Incredible World of Japanese Cooking with Sonoko Sakai, 2/2/2023

From Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio | Part of the Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio series | 54:00

Msl_radio_logo_cobrand_prx_small Sonoko Sakai teaches us about real Japanese home cooking—from the world’s easiest broth to bento boxes to the surprising way she kneads her udon dough. Plus, we investigate counterfeit caviar with David Gauvey Herbert; we share our recipe for a fresh take on the chocolate cookie; and Dan Pashman explains why he’d rather eat alone this Valentine’s Day.

Reveal Weekly (Series)

Produced by Reveal

Most recent piece in this series:

906: How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong, 2/11/2023

From Reveal | Part of the Reveal Weekly series | :00

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With Good Reason: Weekly Half Hour Long Episodes (Series)

Produced by With Good Reason

Most recent piece in this series:

Making Home (half)

From With Good Reason | Part of the With Good Reason: Weekly Half Hour Long Episodes series | 29:00


Lauren K. Alleyne lived the first part of her life in Trinidad and then moved to America at 18 and has been there since. Her poems explore what it’s like to have one foot in Trinidad and one in America. Home, she says, is her poetry. And: Alexia Arthurs award-winning short story collection is called How To Love A Jamaican. She says she wrote the collection while she was in the Midwest as a way to feel closer to her cultural home.

Planetary Radio (Series)

Produced by Mat Kaplan

Most recent piece in this series:

JWST confirms its first exoplanet

From Mat Kaplan | Part of the Planetary Radio series | 28:50

Lhs475b-illustration-240x240_small The James Webb Space Telescope has confirmed the discovery of its first exoplanet. Jacob Lustig-Yaeger, one of the leads on the team that made the detection, joins us to discuss the details. Stay tuned as we provide insights on the night sky in What's Up. Discover more at https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/2023-JWST-confirms-its-first-exoplanet

Living Planet 05/04/2018

From DW - Deutsche Welle | Part of the Living Planet: Environment Matters ~ from DW series | 30:00

LLiving Planet: Walk the Walk -

On the show this week: Climate protection is on the agenda at talks in Bonn. But back home, who's really taking action? We visit a budding environmental movement in Poland's coal heartland and find out how an oil pipeline has pitched environmentalists against the Canadian president. Plus, solar power in Kenya and a cool solution to LA's urban heat problem.


Living Planet: Walk the Walk


Climate protection is on the agenda at talks in Bonn. But back home, who's really taking action? We visit a budding environmental movement in Poland's coal heartland and find out how an oil pipeline has pitched environmentalists against the Canadian president. Plus, solar power in Kenya and a cool solution to LA's urban heat problem.



Katowice: A coal town that wants to go green


The upcoming COP24 climate summit will be held in Katowice, deep in Poland's industrial and coal mining heartland. Its air quality is among the worst in Europe. But the town is trying to clean up its act. And if Katowice can go green, perhaps anywhere can.


Canada's First Nations vs. tar sands pipeline


Canadian President Justin Trudeau has been vocal about his commitment to climate protection. But now, he's coming to blows with environmentalists and the provincial government of British Columbia over a massive oil pipeline

Can reflective roads help LA keep its cool?

Los Angeles has the greatest density of cars in the US — and a massive network of roads. In summer the asphalt absorbs sunlight and heats up, warming the air above it, an effect that will be exacerbated by climate change. But cool paving could change all that.



Living Planet: Environment Matters ~ from DW (Series)

Produced by DW - Deutsche Welle

Most recent piece in this series:

Living Planet 02/03/23

From DW - Deutsche Welle | Part of the Living Planet: Environment Matters ~ from DW series | 30:00


Breakdown in international permafrost research
Levi Bridges


Interview about biopiracy with Dr. Tigist Gebrehiwot from the University of South Africa
Sam Baker 

Learning to love Namibia's brown hyenas (from Africalink/Global 3000)
Stefan Möhl & Timothy Rooks;sp: Silja Fröhlich


Cataloging life on Earth with DNA barcodes
David Kattenburg

Tara Austin

From WDSE | Part of the Radio Gallery series | 04:40

This week painter Tara Austin opens her new body of work "Boreal Ornament" in the George Morrison Gallery at the Duluth Art Institute. Along with Jonathan Herrera, Austin welcomes the public the opening on Thursday, May 10, with a reception and gallery talk from 6 - 9pm.

An MFA graduate from UW Madison, Minnesota native Austin brings the northland and Nordic traditions of rosemåling into her vibrant flora, patterned paintings. Listen for more about her process and inspirations and check her work on display at The Duluth Art Institute May 10-July 1.

Tara Austin

Tara_austin_5_small This week painter Tara Austin opens her new body of work "Boreal Ornament" in the George Morrison Gallery at the Duluth Art Institute. Along with Jonathan Herrera, Austin welcomes the public the opening on Thursday, May 10, with a reception and gallery talk from 6 - 9pm. An MFA graduate from UW Madison, Minnesota native Austin brings the northland and Nordic traditions of rosemåling into her vibrant flora, patterned paintings. Listen for more about her process and inspirations and check her work on display at The Duluth Art Institute May 10-July 1.

ClassicalWorks (Series)

Produced by WFIU

Most recent piece in this series:

ClassicalWorks (Episode 182)

From WFIU | Part of the ClassicalWorks series | 59:00

Classicalworks_logo_-_luann_johnson_small ClassicalWorks (Episode 182)

Jazz with David Basse (Series)

Produced by Jazz with David Basse, LLC.

Most recent piece in this series:

2137.3: Jazz with David Basse 2137.3, 2/8/2023 2:00 AM

From Jazz with David Basse, LLC. | Part of the Jazz with David Basse series | 01:00:00

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Open Source with Christopher Lydon (Series)

Produced by Open Source

Most recent piece in this series:

Thank You, Patrick Lydon

From Open Source | Part of the Open Source with Christopher Lydon series | 31:48

Pl_small This is family talk in rural Ireland toward the end of an extraordinary life. My brother Patrick was the youngest of six, the saint among us and always the brightest company. Two winters ago he’d struck an odd note in our regular catching-up by phone, from his community farm in County Kilkenny to my base in Boston. He said, “Chris, I’ve aged more in the last 10 weeks than in the last 10 years.” To walk 50 yards had become an ordeal. The villain turned up in a Dublin exam: it was ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease of the “motor neurons,” which spares the victim’s thinking and speech even as it cripples the body. There was nothing to be done about this – except, I ventured, to record a gabby memoir in the time we had, over Zoom, and then face-to-face on the porch of Patrick’s little farmhouse in the town of Callan. We are tracking the glow of a soul. What had made such a life even possible?

Patrick was the brother who never had a salary, or a personal savings account. His famous high school, Phillips Exeter, gave him its highest award, for a life “non sibi,” not for self. He’d found his match in Gladys Kinghorn, from Aberdeen in Scotland, visionary and inexhaustible, like himself. What they did together over 50 years across the southeast of Ireland was build a network of farms and school communities to support people with Down syndrome, autism, epilepsy. In Patrick’s Camphill communities, inspired by the Austrian guru Rudolf Steiner, support was founded on love and attention. Music became central in Camphill therapy. So was gardening, both vegetables and flowers. There may be more to see and say about Patrick, but I’m just as hungry for other accounts around the self-disciplined blossoming of beautiful lives. 

Blue Dimensions (Series)

Produced by Bluesnet Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

Blue Dimensions L06: It's "Unjust" — but Ben Wolfe's new album is great

From Bluesnet Radio | Part of the Blue Dimensions series | 59:00

Wolfe_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, new music from bassist Ben Wolfe from his album "Unjust" with a bunch of great players on different tracks, including Nicholas Payton on trumpet, Immanuel Wilkins on alto saxophone, Joel Ross on vibraphone, and Nicole Glover on on tenor saxophone. We'll play a few tracks from it. Also, a new album from dynamic drummer Mark Kelso from Canada with his band The Jazz Exiles called "The Dragon's Tail", plus a song from the 1950s rediscovered by singer Libby York from her album "DreamLand," and new music from trombonist and singer Tbone Paxton from his new album "Joys."

promo included: promo-L06

Blue Dimensions G43: A Trinity Of "Presence"

From Bluesnet Radio | Part of the Blue Dimensions series | 59:00

Three recent albums all entitled "Presence," from Orrin Evans & The Captain Black Big Band, John Petrucelli, and Brad Whitely.

Evans_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, we are surprised to note that three jazz albums entitled "Presence" have come out in 2018, and we've decided to draw music from all three of them - - one from pianist Orrin Evans & The Captain Black Big Band, some high-energy stuff recorded in concert at two jazz clubs in Philadelphia, one from pianist Brad Whitely, a strong studio recording, and another live one, a double album from saxophonist and composer John Petrucelli with lots of strings and a scallop shell used as an instrument as well. Three engaging and very different albums, all called "Presence," coming up in this hour of Blue Dimensions.

promo included: promo-G43

Feminine Fusion (Series)

Produced by WCNY

Most recent piece in this series:

S07 Ep24: With a Song in Her Heart, Part 2, 2/11/2023

From WCNY | Part of the Feminine Fusion series | :00

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Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (Series)

Produced by DW - Deutsche Welle

Most recent piece in this series:

DWFC 2202-13: Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique and more with the Aurora Orchestra: Beethoven Festival, 12/26/2022

From DW - Deutsche Welle | Part of the Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts series | 01:57:58

Aurora_orchestrac_nick_rutter_small When it comes to creative and impressive performances, the London-based Aurora Orchestra really stands out. In this concert from the 2022 Beethoven Festival, the ensemble performs Hector Berlioz's dramatic "Symphonie Fantastique" entirely from memory, rolling heads and all! The program also includes 20th-century Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz's Concerto for String Orchestra and Beethoven's arguably misnomered "Kreutzer Sonata," with Jonian Ilias Kadesha as the violin soloist.

High Country Celtic Radio (Series)

Produced by High Country Celtic Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

High Country Celtic Radio 254 - The Love Show

From High Country Celtic Radio | Part of the High Country Celtic Radio series | 59:00

High-country-celtic-240x240_small This week, Katie Marie and Joe play an hour of love songs in celebration of St. Valentine's Day. We'll play the creepy, twisted songs about love gone wrong for which Celtic music is famous next week--but this week, these are the songs where lovers overcome adversity and live happily ever after.

Our artists this week: Eddi Reader, Three Mile Stone, Danú, The Máirtín de Cógáin Project, Len Graham, Theresa O'Grady, Caroline Keane, Séamus Begley & Oisín Mac Diarmada, Burd Ellen, Goitse, Sarah McQuaid, Laura Risk, Malinky,  and The Bothy Band.

Our FairPlé score this week: 57

Celebrating the Birthday of Bucky Pizzarelli

From KCUR | Part of the 12th Street Jump Weekly series | 59:00

(Air Dates: December 31 - January 8) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Bucky Pizzarelli with Bucky himself and his long time music partner Ed Laub. We'll play a game of "So, What's Your Question" with Ed and talk to Bucky about what gives him the blues.


Public Radio's weekly jazz, blues and comedy jam, 12th STREET JUMP celebrates America's original art form, live from one of its birthplaces, 12th Street in Kansas City. That is where Basie tickled and ivories and Big Joe Turner shouted the blues. Each week, host Ebony Fondren offers up a lively hour of topical sketch comedy and some great live jazz and blues from the 12th STREET JUMP band (musical director Joe Cartright, along with Tyrone Clark on bass and Arnold Young on drums) and vocalist David Basse. Special guests join the fun every week down at the 12th Street Jump.

Notes from the Jazz Underground #44 - Jazz in Chicago, 2019

From WDCB | Part of the Notes from the Jazz Underground series | 58:00

With all of the internationally lauded Jazz coming out of Chicago these days, Notes from the Jazz Underground takes a look - and a listen - to some of the shining stars of the Chicago Jazz scene.

Nftju_logo_small_small With all of the internationally lauded Jazz coming out of Chicago these days, Notes from the Jazz Underground takes a look - and a listen - to some of the shining stars of the Chicago Jazz scene.