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World Cafe

WNRN is pleased to bring you World Cafe weeknights from 6-8 p.m. World Cafe is known by artists, appreciative audiences, and the radio and music industries as an influential source for music discovery. The two-hour daily program features a mix of artist interviews with in-studio performances by both established and emerging artists. The music selection encompasses singer-songwriters, classic rock, indie rock, Americana, alt-country, blues, world music, R&B and soul. As the nation’s most listened-to public radio music program, its impact on the careers and audience awareness of thousands of artists is immeasurable.

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World Cafe News & Updates

Encore: Mandy Moore on World Cafe

Monday August 3, 2020

Mandy Moore is back with her first new album in over a decade, called Silver Landings. The former teen pop star was inspired to get back into making music after watching her husband Taylor Goldsmith perform with his band Dawes. Mandy talks about working with him and the band on the album, her journey from teenage pop princess to where she is now, and about the self-doubt she had to overcome, on the next World Cafe.

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Perfume Genius on World Cafe

Thursday July 30, 2020

Perfume Genius recently released a new album called Set My Heart on Fire Immediately—and he wasn’t joking around with that title! On the next World Cafe, he talks about how a recent collaborative dance piece influenced the making of his latest album as well as his overall outlook on life. And he shares how he got into both the occult and Bjork as a teen, tonight at 6pm.

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Man Man on World Cafe

Wednesday July 29, 2020

The music of Man Man could maybe be best described as “controlled chaos” — everything from the way frontman Ryan Kattner writes, to their eclectic mix of instruments, to the energy of live performance suggests a world teetering on the edge… which makes their new album Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between just right for, well, right now. Ryan Kattner of Man Man talks about that new album, their first in 7 years, on the next World Cafe.

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S.G. Goodman on World Cafe

Tuesday July 28, 2020

S.G. Goodman grew up in rural Kentucky as a gay woman who makes indie rock. Her beautiful debut album, Old Time Feeling, was co-produced by Jim James. We’ll talk about recording with the My Morning Jacket frontman, why you should be concerned about the plight of Kentucky politics even if you don’t live there, and she’ll perform on the next World Cafe.

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Zeshan B on World Cafe

Friday July 24, 2020

As a first generation Indian-American, Zeshan B grew up loving soul music and the tapes his parents brought with them when they made their new home in the U.S. One the next World Cafe, he talks about combining those influences and writing songs about the struggles that people of color share, and he plays live. Don’t miss it.

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Watkins Family Hour on World Cafe

Thursday July 23, 2020

Brother and sister Sean and Sara Watkins grew up playing music together in Nickel Creek. These days, they perform as the duo Watkins Family Hour. Sean and Sara joins host Stephen Kallao on the next World Cafe. They’ll talk about writing the songs for their new album Brother Sister and perform tunes filled with beautiful harmonies, tonight at 6pm.

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