Known for his roles as Mr. Fantastic in Fantastic 4, and Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, as well as his roles in the movies Titanic, King Arthur, Amazing Grace, and more, Ioan Gruffudd is quite the accomplished actor. But did you also know that he was once an avid gamer?
Nick Cave, Australian actor, author, and singer, joins host David Dye today on the World Cafe tonight. After a break to record with his more raucous Grinderman project, Cave is back with his band of thirty years, The Bad Seeds, for Push the Sky Away. Along with a live performance, we'll hear about the making of the new record, Cave's early years in Melbourne, and much more. That's all coming up tonight on the World Cafe at 8pm, on 90.5 WCBE FM, Columbus!
JazzSet celebrates the 70th birthday of NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron with new duets featuring bassist Dave Holland at the Kennedy Center's Family Theater. Plus, hear a solo Barron set from the Caramoor Jazz Festival.
This week on American Routes, we travel from the Village to dancehall. John Sebastian talks about his childhood in Greenwich Village, encounters with blues greats Mississippi John Hurt and Lightning Hopkins, and the musical stew he created with his band The Lovin' Spoonful.
Coming up this Sunday, JazzSet remembers pianist Mulgrew Miller (1955-2013) as Artist-in-Residence at the 2010 Detroit Jazz Festival. Picture it: outdoors and downtown on Labor Day weekend, Miller is everywhere, playing and teaching and being interviewed, and he's smiling. From that weekend, he leads his group Wingspan and plays two-piano duets with Kenny Barron on JazzSet.
Tune in for this special edition of JazzSet, as we remember Mulgrew Miller, this Sunday at 2pm on 90.5 FM, WCBE Columbus, followed by Jazz Sunday starting at 3pm.
Petula Clark is David Dye’s guest tonight on the World Cafe. The British singer-actress released the chart-topping hit, "Downtown," in 1964, and at 80 years old, she continues to receive rave reviews with her new album, Lost In You. Clark sings some of her new songs live, and she has some great stories to tell from her remarkable recording career that include Elvis and John Lennon. Then in the second hour, stick around as Jasmine Garsd talks about the Cardenche style for the latest installment of World Cafe's "Latin Roots" series.
It's a dance party today, as Red Baraat join host David Dye on the World Cafe. Led by drummer Sunny Jain, this Brooklyn based collective plays a driving blend of North Indian bhangra rhythms, mixed with jazz, funk, and hip-hop. We'll hear a live set from Shruggy Ji, their second and latest album, and Jain will tell the story of how he first developed Red Baraat's remarkable sound.
9am: Backstory: Mission Accomplished - How Wars End The declaration of "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq was famously premature. But have America's other wars had neat or definitive endings? In this episode, BackStory looks at prominent conflicts of the last three centuries, and explores what it takes to end a war -- both in legal terms, and in the popular imagination.
Mark Real is the President of KidsOhio.org, an online resource center for policy makers, educators, parents and community groups interested in improving education in Ohio. He and host Sue Misiak talk about the Columbus Education Commission as well.
This recipe was inspired by our local Belgian beer place, which has several different versions of moules frites on the menu: an enamel pot of mussels comes with a cone filled with crispy French fries and a mayonnaise dipping sauce alongside.
WCBE was a fan of American sports and civil rights hero, Jackie Robinson, before being one was "cool."
Back in early winter 2007, WCBE music history reporter Jack Marchbanks researched, wrote and produced a retrospective on Jackie Robinson to note the 60th anniversary (April 15, 2007) of Robinson breaking the "color barrier" in major league baseball.