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.

shovels rope leslie ryann mckellarThe new album from Shovels & Rope, called By Blood, speaks to their bond as a band, and as a family. Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst are partners musically and in life, and they tour with their children. They also curate the High Water Festival, an annual celebration of music, food, and libations, in their home town of Charleston. And later this year, Shovels & Rope will add their first children's book to their catalog of creative projects. We’ll hear about all that, some stories behind their new songs, plus a live performance. On the next World Cafe with host Stephen Kallao.

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: Shovels & Rope – Leslie Ryann McKellar/via NPR)

SustoNineties alternative meets roots rock with today's guest, Justin Osborn, who performs as Susto. His chosen stage name, in Latin American culture, is an illness resulting from a traumatic experience, which ties into the title the band’s new album. It’s called Ever Since I Lost My Mind. We’ll hear a live set of some of the new songs. And Susto talks with host Stephen Kallao about his dysfunctional family relationship, his use of psychedelics, and the point at which he almost abandoned the record. That’s coming up, on the next World Cafe.

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: Justin Osborn - World Cafe Live)

PBC twitterAfter getting dropped from their label and losing their management team, Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman, the Portland duo that is Pure Bathing Culture, did not give up. Instead, they responded with arguably their strongest work yet on the new album, Night Pass. It’s a beautiful and lush collection – We’ll hear a set of the new music from the World Cafe Live stage today. And Pure Bathing Culture join host Stephen Kallao to talk about perseverance and the making of the record on the next World Cafe. 

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: via Twitter)

maggierogers credit tianatimmerberg8 wide 1bf9f93ab888d7eb8960c7e6509a0a2607b82450 s1600 c85With the release of her full-length debut, Heard It in a Past Life, Maggie Rogers has been making huge TV appearances, including Saturday Night Live, and selling out shows across America. Maggie got her big break in 2016 thanks to a viral video of Pharrell praising her song “Alaska” when she was in school at NYU. And a lot of her latest record addresses the aftermath. She’s struggled to deal with fame and expectations, as Maggie shares in a conversation with host Talia Schlanger today. And we’ll listen to some of the new music. On this encore edition of the World Cafe. 

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: Maggie Rogers performs at World Cafe Live during a WXPN "Free At Noon" concert - Tiana Timmerberg /WXPN)

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