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Rick Steves on World Cafe!

Friday April 9th

If you miss travelling, you are in for a treat! Travel guide, TV and radio host, Rick Steves, takes us on a trip as he shares some of his favorite MUSICAL travel memories from his new book For The Love of Europe: My Favorite Places, People & Stories. Explore the opera-filled streets of Vienna, hear the pipe organ at the Cathedral of Saint Sulpice in Paris, and learn how music can enrich your future travel adventures! World Cafe 6-8pm on WNRN!

2021-04-06T15:07:45-04:00April 8th, 2021|Featured, World Cafe|

World Cafe Encore: Black Thought!

Thursday April 8th

Tariq Trotter – a.k.a. rapper Black Thought – was born right around the time hip hop was beginning, and he grew up to be the lead MC and co-founder of The Roots. He recently completed a trilogy of solo albums with his latest record Streams of Thought Vol 3: Cane & Abel. Host Raina Douris catches up with Black Thought, on World Cafe 6-8pm

2021-04-09T11:11:14-04:00April 7th, 2021|World Cafe|

Byron Gonzalez’s LatinX picks on World Cafe

Wednesday April 7th

We take a trip north on the next World Cafe, as Latin Roots correspondent Byron Gonzalez shares two of his favorite LatinX artists in Canada. One artist sings about her parents immigrating to Canada and the need for empathy for that experience, and the other you may have seen on Jimmy Fallon in the past –She had been slated to tour with Billie Eilish before the pandemic hit.

2021-04-08T15:08:26-04:00April 6th, 2021|World Cafe|

Fleet Foxes on World Cafe

Friday March 19th, 6-8pm

Robin Pecknold, leader of Fleet Foxes, was living in New York City and halfway through making the latest Fleet Foxes album, when Covid changed everything last Spring. At first, it was a struggle to work on the record, but then – thanks to a lot of time spent driving around in his car – the lyrics for the record started pouring out. On the next World Cafe, Pecknold talks about being creative in tough times, and we hear some live recordings of the songs.

2021-03-22T09:56:50-04:00March 19th, 2021|World Cafe|

Daniel Lanois on World Cafe

Wednesday March 17th, 6-8pm

Daniel Lanois is one of the most important producers of the last 50 years, working with U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, and countless others. On his latest solo album, Heavy Sun, he is the artist – creating gospel music with a decidedly modern twist. He’ll share live recordings and we’ll hear about his work on U2’s Achtung Baby and Peter Gabriel’s So.

2021-03-17T21:03:14-04:00March 17th, 2021|World Cafe|

Latin Roots Correspondent Byron Gonzalez on World Cafe

Tuesday March 16th, 6-8pm

Spring is in the air and it’s time to get moving! On the next World Cafe, Latin Roots Correspondent Byron Gonzalez stops by with some tunes that bring the beats to move your feets. Plus, you’ll hear new music from St. Vincent and Tash Sultana. That’s all included on this World Cafe.

2021-03-17T07:51:13-04:00March 16th, 2021|World Cafe|

Dirty Knobs on World Cafe

Airing Thursday March 11th at 6pm
Mike Campbell spent decades writing and recording with Tom Petty as a member of The Heartbreakers. Now, Campbell fronts a band called The Dirty Knobs. On the next World Cafe, we’ll hear The Dirty Knobs perform, and Mike Campbell tells stories about his time with Tom Petty, Jeff Lynn, and George Harrison.

2021-03-12T06:38:42-05:00March 11th, 2021|World Cafe|

Dawes on World Cafe

Airing Wednesday March 10th at 6pm

Dawes have a new album called Good Luck with Whatever. On this World Cafe, we get to live performances of the new songs – and an old favorite – and lead singer Taylor Goldsmith talks about what changed in the songwriting process for the band this time around, plus what it was like to help his wife, actress and musician Mandy Moore, craft her latest album.

2021-03-12T06:38:55-05:00March 10th, 2021|World Cafe|

Alanis Morisette on World Cafe

Tuesday March 9th at 6pm
Alanis Morissette’s breakthrough album Jagged Little Pill turned 25 last year. It was adapted into a Broadway musical, and just picked up 15 Tony Nominations including Best Musical. In an encore World Cafe, Alanis tells stories from throughout her career, including how the edgy lyrics in her song “You Oughta Know” almost got cut. Isn’t that ironic?

2021-03-10T08:50:39-05:00March 9th, 2021|World Cafe|