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lucinda williams credit david mcclister d466e762Lucinda Williams has always carved her own path – It’s true in her music, which has defied genre labels over the course of 20 albums. And it’s true in her politics. Her songs have tackled injustice and civil rights, and with her latest record, Good Souls Better Angels, she reflects on today's America. Lucinda joins host Raina Douris today to talk about the new music, what it was like growing up as the daughter of poet Miller Williams, and about the time she was kicked out of school for refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance. That's coming up, on the next World Cafe.

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World Cafe

April 26, 2021

An Encore Session with the Band Metallica on World Cafe – Tuesday at 2pm  

S&M2 is the name of the latest album from the band Metallica. It’s a live concert recording of classic Metallica songs featuring the heavy metal band backed by the San Francisco Symphony. On the next World Cafe, you’ll hear what “Enter Sandman” sounds like with strings and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich…
April 23, 2021

Loretta Lynn Performs Live on World Cafe – Monday at 2pm  

Loretta Lynn recently released her 50th studio album, Still Woman Enough. She revisits some classic songs, like “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” which tells the story of her childhood, and her first hit, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl.” On the next World Cafe, she looks back through her life of music and shares…
April 19, 2021

John Morrison Talks About Massive Attack on World Cafe – Tuesday @ 2pm  

Thirty years ago, UK band Massive Attack released their debut album Blue Lines and changed music forever. In the first installment of our brand new series, THE CULTURE CORNER with World Cafe correspondent John Morrison, John takes us back to the early ‘90s in Bristol - where Massive Attack came…
April 14, 2021

Bartees Strange Performs Live on World Cafe – Wednesday at 2pm  

Bartees Strange grew up studying opera, got into Christian punk rock, then became a hip-hop producer. Now as a solo artist he’s made an incredibly compelling debut album, Live Forever. We’ll talk about his experience as a black man in a traditionally white space of indie rock and he plays live,…
April 01, 2021

Langhorne Slim on World Cafe – Thursday at 2pm

In the last year, Langhorne Slim wrote, recorded and released a new album called Strawberry Mansion. It was written as he was kicking a drug habit and addressing anxiety—and the record captures the intense feelings many have had since the pandemic started. On the next World Cafe, he talks about…
March 30, 2021

Lake Street Dive on the Next World Cafe – Wednesday at 2pm

On their last album, Lake Street Dive had a hit with the song “Good Kisser.” But on the band’s new album, Obviously, they take on some heavier subjects like climate change and sexism in songs that you can still tap your toe to. On the next World Cafe, you’ll hear an interview and live recordings…
Apr 01, 2020

GWAR on World Cafe – Thursday at 2pm

When you think of Richmond's music scene, the first genre to come to mind probably isn't heavy metal. But today, we’ll meet one of the city’s revered…

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