Segment 1: High-energy ensemble re-imagines jazz music for a younger generation.
The combination of french fries and Champagne, casual and sophisticated, is an accurate representation of The Hot Sardines' lively music. (It's also the title of their latest album.) Today, we talked with members of the group about their younger audiences, their resident tap dancer and how they fill old tunes with new energy.
The Hot Sardines will take part in the Folly Jazz Series at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9, at The Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64105. For more information visit FollyTheater.org.
Segment 2 beginning at 20:58: Serious health conditions disproportionately impact young women, who are more likely overlooked as patients.
When you think of a patient dealing with hip problems or cancer, chances are good you're not imagining a young woman. This was the reaction Michele Lent Hirsch got when, in her 20s, she was hit with a slew of health problems. We spoke with the journalist about why young women with health problems are often overlooked, and how disability changes other aspects of their lives.