Weekdays 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hosted by Talia Schlanger
 WorldCafe Primary Red cmykHost Talia Schlanger presents World Cafe, which features ten hours each week of new and significant music and the artists who create it.

Serving up a blend of blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country, live performances, and intimate interviews, the two-hour daily program is produced by WXPN-FM in Philadelphia.

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 /  streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org  / Listen live on-the-go with the FREE KRCB Mobile App from the App Store & Google Play.

craig finn fbCraig Finn, frontman of The Hold Steady, has released the third album in a series of solo records that’s become a proper trilogy. It’s called I Need A New War. He joins host Stephen Kallao today to discuss why he enjoys working solo, but he’ll also tell a few stories about life on the road with The Hold Steady, including one about their visit to the most unfriendly bar in Montana, according to Craig. He’s a fantastic storyteller in his music, as well, which we’ll get to hear in a live performance from the stage of World Cafe Live. 

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 /  streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org  / Listen live on-the-go with the FREE KRCB Mobile App from the App Store & Google Play.

(Photo: Craig Finn – via Facebook)

Guster wcGuster has been making well-loved alt-rock, including their big hit “Fa Fa”, for over 25 years, and they still manage to surprise themselves with their new music. There’s a whole lot of trippy and textured sounds on their latest album, Look Alive, and the American band even experiments with a British accent. Today, lead singer Ryan Miller and drummer Brian Rosenworcel stop by to talk about the “Leonard Cohen versus Bob Dylan” philosophies of music-making. And we’ll hear live recordings from the first leg of their Look Alive tour. It’s Guster, on an encore edition of the World Cafe with host Talia Schlanger.

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 /  streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org  / Listen live on-the-go with the FREE KRCB Mobile App from the App Store & Google Play.

(Photo: Guster performing live at World Cafe - John Vettese/WXPN)

black pumas

The powerful voice of Eric Burton caught the attention of Grammy-winning producer Adrian Quesada. At the time, Quesada was searching for a singer to fit the soulful songs he was creating in his Austin studio – Last year, they formed Black Pumas. The pair stops by today to share the story that brought them together. And we’ll also learn about their unique backgrounds – Eric was raised in a self-described nomadic family, and Adrian grew up in the trucking industry. Plus, Black Pumas perform a set from their self-titled debut, live. On the next World Cafe with host Talia Schlanger.

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 /  streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org  / Listen live on-the-go with the FREE KRCB Mobile App from the App Store & Google Play.

(Photo: Black Pumas - Emily DeHart for WXPN)

shakira franklin 61An NPR investigation finds low-income neighborhoods in dozens of major cities nationwide are hotter than their wealthier counterparts. And that can take a serious toll on health. That story on the next All Things Considered from NPR News.

All Things Considered from NPR News, airs weekday afternoons from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB mobile app from the App Store & Google Play!

(Photo: Baltimore's Franklin Square neighborhood is hotter than about two-thirds of the neighborhoods in the city. It's also in one of Baltimore's poorest areas - Ian Morton for NPR)

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