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.

Emily king wclFor the recording of her latest album, Scenery, Emily King wanted to change up her own scenery a bit with a new location. Specifically, a freezing cold garage in upstate New York, where she made it through with a space heater and a warm hat. Emily joins host Talia Schlanger to share about that experience, her idol Tom Petty, and how she navigated the music scene in her early days opening for Maroon 5 and Ludacris. That’s coming up, 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: Emily King - Courtesy of the artist / via World Cafe Live)

WorldCafe Primary Red cmykWe’re just over halfway through 2019, and today host Talia Schlanger takes a look back at some of her favorite songs of the year so far. It’s a year that’s seen Lizzo reach pop star status, brought Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst together as collaborators, and delivered debut albums from outstanding new voices, like J.S. Ondara and Jade Bird. All that, and much more, on a special two-hour mix of some of the best music of 2019. 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.

andrew bird credit breanna keohaneAndrew Bird’s last album, Are You Serious, was very inward-looking, inspired by pivotal moments in his personal life. And now, his latest album called My Finest Work Yet, zooms way out on humanity across history. Always inventive, Andrew has songs about Greek mythology, from Sisyphus to the Olympians, and one inspired by the Spanish Civil War. He joins host Talia Schlanger to share about his passion for history from an early age, and of course, his signature whistling.

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: Andrew Bird in the World Cafe studio - Breanna Keohane/WXPN/via World Cafe)

jenny lewis credit rich mckieJenny Lewis performs music from her latest album, On The Line. Jenny started writing the album after a significant break-up with her long-time partner. And continued working on the album through the death of her mother. Jenny reflects on what it was like growing up with a mother who was an addict. She also shares the story of how Ringo Starr ended up playing drums on a couple of songs from the album. That’s coming up on this encore edition of 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: Jenny Lewis - Rich McKie/WXPN/via NPR)

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