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.

f0cdjollett coaMikel Jollett, leader of Airborne Toxic Event, has a new memoir called Hollywood Park— and the band’s new album, by the same name, serves as its soundtrack. On the next World Cafe, Jollett shares his dramatic childhood—being born into the Synanon cult, having to escape and then live life on the run, and in the end, how he has made peace with it all.

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: Mikel Jollett, right, with his older brother after escaping from the Synanon cult in the early '70s - courtesy of Mikel Jollett)

WorldCafe Primary Red cmykFridays on the World Cafe, we’ve been joining host Raina Douris for a “Sense of Place” tour of Los Angeles. Today, former frontman of the band Possum Dixon, Rob Zabrecky, talks about working on the band’s final album with Ric Ocasek, and we’ll hear about his career after music as a successful magician. Then, meet Jems. The trio performed live at L.A.'s famed club, Hotel Cafe, a couple months back when World Cafe visited. We’ll hear that set today and find out what convinced the three singers to leave their solo careers behind to work together. 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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WorldCafe Primary Red cmykThe prestigious MacDowell Medal recognizes an outstanding contribution to American arts and culture. It’s been awarded to luminaries like Toni Morrison and Stephen Sondheim, and last week, Rosanne Cash was named the latest recipient. World Cafe celebrates Rosanne today, revisiting her session from 2018, just before the release of her most recent album, She Remembers Everything. We'll hear her live performance of some of those songs, plus a conversation about her gun-control activism and writing music with her husband, John Leventhal. 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! Download it today for your favorite mobile device.

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WorldCafe Primary Red cmykIf you feel like the days have started to blend together over the past couple of months, you’re not alone. And today, World Cafe’s just going with it…With a little inspiration from Steely Dan’s “Reelin’ In The Years,” host Raina Douris is untethering from time itself, with a full two hours of songs from all different decades of music, as well as songs about years – From Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” to Prince’s “1999.” That’s coming up, on this special year-themed 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! Download it today for your favorite mobile device.

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