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.

mondo wcJosh Ostrander, who performs as Mondo Cozmo, has been making music for two decades, but he felt an unprecedented level of success and pressure with the release of his 2016 single, “Shine” – And in a moment of burn-out and frustration, the guitarist put his hand through a pane of glass. But somehow, this became the start of his latest album, called New Medicine. Today, Josh shares stories behind the making of the record, from connecting with Butch Vig to songwriting during the impeachment trial. And we’ll hear performances from Mondo Cozmo’s last tour date before Covid-19 hit. 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! Download it today for your favorite mobile device.

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(Photo Credit: Travis Shinn)

Bryant wideAs a staff songwriter for Hi Records, Don Bryant wrote some of the label's biggest hits in the 60's and 70's – including "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Ann Peebles. Now, Bryant has shifted his focus to himself as he recently put out his third solo album "You Make Me Feel". Today, hear how he maintained his love for performing over the past five decades and listen as he performs songs from his latest project. Coming up on the next World Café with host Raina Douris.

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! Download it today for your favorite mobile device.

Find our complete programming schedule here

(Photo: Don Bryant - Matt White/Courtesy of the artist)

WorldCafe Primary Red cmykSinger Macy Gray recently started a nonprofit to provide support and resources to families who have been affected by police brutality. On the next World Cafe, we’ll dig into our archives and listen to the performance we recorded with Macy Gray and her band in our studio last year. And Macy will tell the story of how her music career almost didn’t happen. Join us. 

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! Download it today for your favorite mobile device.

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credit mark seligerBettye LaVette is host Raina Douris’ guest on the next World Cafe. Her new album, Blackbirds, includes Bettye’s interpretations of songs popularized by some of her favorite female jazz singers, like Dina Washington, Nina Simone, and Billie Holiday. We’ll hear LaVette’s take on the song “Strange Fruit” and her powerful performance of The Beatles song “Blackbird.”

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! Download it today for your favorite mobile device.

Find our complete programming schedule here

(Photo: Bettye LaVette On World Cafe - Mark Seliger/Courtesy of the artist)

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