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.

perfume genius credit camille vivierMike Hadreas makes music as Perfume Genius. Today, we’ll hear about his belief that everyone has the ability to profoundly shift who they are – and how he himself has evolved over the last couple of years. One recent transformation came through a dance piece he created, and it influenced his 2020 album Set My Heart on Fire Immediately. Perfume Genius talks with host Raina Douris and performs some of his new music live. 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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(Photo: Mike Hadreas Of Perfume Genius - Camile Vivier/Courtesy of the artist)

WorldCafe Primary Red cmykMavis Staples is one of America’s defining voices of peace and unity. She’s been performing since 1950, and at 79 years old, she released an album called Live in London and went on tour in 2019. Today, we’ll hear her tell stories about writing songs for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Civil Rights rallies, developing an artistic relationship with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, and her longtime friendship with Aretha Franklin. 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! Download it today for your favorite mobile device.

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GR bc WCjan19Bill Callahan, who used to perform under the band name Smog, has a new album called Gold Record. The new songs are about folks from all walks of life, including a limo driver, a guy approaching middle age, and a Ry Cooder superfan. Today, we’ll find out how Callahan inhabits these characters, as well as what it was like to collaborate with Bonnie Prince Billy on a Cat Stevens cover. Plus, he shares a live performance from his home in Austin, Texas. Coming up, 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! Download it today for your favorite mobile device.

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(Photo: Gold Record, by Bill Callahan – Album cover)

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The Chicks recently returned with their first album in 14 years, called Gaslighter. Formerly known as The Dixie Chicks, the country trio shares the details behind the band’s name change today, and we’ll hear about the making of their new record, including working with Jack Antonoff and St. Vincent. Plus, find out what gave The Chicks hope in 2020. That’s coming up, on this encore edition of the World Cafe 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.

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(Photo: Courtesy of the artist)

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