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.

TownsendWorld Cafe returns to some of the year’s best interviews as 2019 comes to a close. Today, it’s Pete Townshend, who has a new album with The Who and has published his first-ever novel, The Age of Anxiety. Pete talks about how the book relates to The Who’s classic rock opera, Tommy, and what he’d now say to his younger self – the one who wrote the line, “I hope I die before I get old.” Then in the second hour, Raphael Saadiq discusses his latest album, Jimmy Lee, named for his late brother and reflects on working with Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, and Solange. 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! Download it today for your favorite mobile device.

(Photo: Pete Townshend - William Snyder/Courtesy of the artist)

vince gill 2019Vince Gill has won over 20 Grammys and sold over 25 million albums.  His latest record Okie is his most personal and autobiographical release yet. He talks about why the time was right to make it and what it’s like to be Glenn Fry’s replacement in the Eagles. In hour 2, the young producer, singer, multi-instrumentalist and emerging gay icon, King Princess. She talks about literally growing up in the NYC recording studio built by her dad and navigating the music business.

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.

(Photo: Vince Gill - John Shearer /Courtesy of the artist/via NPR)

motherlessbkAlabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard’s debut solo album is NPR Music’s album of the year. We’ll hear Brittany and her band perform some of her tunes on the next World Cafe. Then, in hour 2, actor Edward Norton tells the stories behind the music in his film Motherless Brooklyn. It includes tunes from Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Theolonious Monk.

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.

(Photo: Edward Norton plays detective Lionel Essrog in Motherless Brooklyn, a movie he also directed and wrote - Glen Wilson/Warner Bros. Pictures)

LL llegoNaviLos Lobos went through nearly 150 Christmas-related songs from North, South and Central America to pick what to cover on their first ever holiday album called Llegó Navidad.  In the end, they narrowed it down to 11 and wrote one new song. Hear them play live and share how they created a Christmas album that will make you want to get up and dance like no other 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.

(Photo: Courtesy of the artist)

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