The Global Village

Weekdays, Noon - 3pm

Maggie Brennan is your tour guide for a 3-hour musical journey starting in your very own backyard and reaching the ends of the earth. Live "Studio A" performances and interviews in the 2 o'clock hour, top of the hour news updates from National Public Radio.

Every weekday afternoon at 2:55pm, you can also hear "The Writer's Almanac", hosted by Garrison Keillor.

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9:02 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Why The Newport Folk Festival Is So Special

Mito Habe-Evans NPR Music

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 3:48 pm

  • Hear Newport Folk Producer Jay Sweet Discuss This Year's Festival

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:45 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Amy Regan Live From Studio A July 29, 2013 @ 2PM!

Amy Regan will perform Live From Studio A

Amy Regan is out on the road with her debut full-length album Pretty Little Baby and she'll be dropping by WCBE to play live for us!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:29 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Howlin' Brothers Live From Studio A July 25, 2013 @ 2PM!

Howlin' Brothers will perform Live From Studio A

Hailing from Nashville, TN., The Howlin' Brothers will perform a few songs for us during the Global Village!

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11:08 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

WCBE Presents The Slide Brothers Thurs. July 25, 2013

WCBE Presents The Slide Brothers

The Slide Brothers have recently released their CD Robert Randolph Presents The Slide Brothers and they'll be making a stop in Columbus on this tour! 

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10:40 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

WCBE & Rhythm On The River Present: IIIrd Tyme Out & Lonesome River Band

IIIrd Tyme Out and Lonesome River Band at Rhythm On The River

It's time for an evening of bluegrass music with Rhythm On The River and WCBE! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
2:27 pm
Sat July 20, 2013

Houndmouth Live From Studio A July 23, 2013 @ 2PM!

Houndmouth will perform Live From Studio A

Houndmouth, the four piece group out of New Albany, IN. will join us Live From Studio A on Tuesday July 23rd! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:04 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

WCBE Presents Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks Live From Studio A July 24, 2013 @ 2PM!

Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks will perform Live From Studio A

We're very excited to have Susan & Derek returning to WCBE to play a couple of songs for us ahead of their show that night at The LC Outdoors with The Black Crowes and The London Souls!

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4:05 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Buckles And Boots Live From Studio A July 18, 2013 @ 2PM!

Buckles And Boots will perform Live From Studio A

Jesse and Brian Maxwell make up the local duo of Buckles And Boots and they'll be playing a few songs for us during the Global Village!

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2:46 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Jason Isbell Locates His Musical Compass On 'Southeastern'

Jason Isbell was previously a member of Drive-By Truckers. His solo albums include Sirens of the Ditch and Here We Rest.
Eric England Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 10:38 am

When singer-songwriter Jason Isbell used to get drunk, he'd sometimes tell his then-girlfriend, the musician Amanda Shires, that he needed to quit the bottle — and that if it was going to take, he'd have to go to rehab. Eventually, she said the next time he told her that, she'd hold him to it. And she did. And he went. And, he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross, "The jury is still out on whether or not it worked, but it worked today and all the days leading up to this."

Initially, he says he was scared about what sobriety would do to his personality and his creativity.

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9:41 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Happy Chichester Live From Studio A July 17, 2013 @ 1PM!

Happy Chichester will perform Live From Studio A

We're excited to have local musician Happy Chichester back for a Live From Studio A session during the Global Village!  He's recently released his new CD Torchwood Loop and you'll get to hear all about that and more!  We're very thankful that he and nine other amazing local artists will be performing at the WCBE benefit at the Rumba Cafe that night!  Join us won't you?

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8:33 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Rebecca Pronsky Live From Studio A July 19 @ 11am!

Credit Rebecca Pronsky

Based in Brooklyn, she is touring, and has a few Ohio stops including Hal & Al's at 1297 Parsons Ave.

That show will be at 9pm Friday.

Her latest release is Only Daughter.

Hear Rebecca Pronsky Perform live, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus.

Also at 106.3 FM in Newark, and online at wcbe.org

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8:23 am
Tue July 16, 2013

The Black Cadillacs Live From Studio A July 19 @ 1PM!

Credit The Black Cadillacs

This band will be playing some Ohio shows this week, and will pay a visit to WCBE this Friday.

Also playing at King Avenue Five that night, they are touring in support of their CD, Run.

That's The Black Cadillacs, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, and online at wcbe.org

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12:27 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Frank Turner: A Punk Poet With A Confessional Streak

Frank Turner's new album is Tape Deck Heart.
Brantley Gutierrez Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun July 14, 2013 12:12 pm

In a review for his last album, NME magazine described British singer-songwriter Frank Turner as "the people's prince of punk poetry." But Turner's lyrics can be quite personal as well. He's got a new album, released this spring, called Tape Deck Heart — and the lead single, "Recovery," is about as confessional as they come.

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12:15 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Watch The Civil Wars Live Up To Their Name In A Behind-The-Scenes Video

John Paul White (left) and Joy Williams of The Civil Wars. The duo's second album will be released on August 6.
Allister Ann Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 2:06 pm

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1:28 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Emily Bell Live In Studio A July 17 @ 2:30PM!

This vocalist and songwriter has been performing since she was a young child.

Currently touring in support of her cd "In Technocolor", she will stop by studio a to talk about that release and play a few songs.

That's Emily Bell, Wednesday July 17, 2013, on 90.5 FM and HD Columbus.

Also at 106.3 FM in Newark, and online at wcbe.org

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
1:09 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Sherry Rich Live From Studio A July 15, 2013 @ 2PM!

Sherry Rich will perform Live From Studio A

Aussie artist Sherry Rich will play a few songs live during the Global Village ahead of her show that night at The Rumba Café! Her ‘lost album’ recorded ten years ago in a Chicago loft with the late Jay Bennett, members of Wilco and legendary steel player Al Perkins is called ‘Dakota Avenue’ came out in March 2012. Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show that night!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:27 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

WCBE Presents Phosphorescent Live From Studio A @ The A&R Music Bar!

Phosphorescent will perform Live From Studio A

Brooklyn's Phosphorescent will perform a few songs during the Global Village to get you ready for the show that night at The A&R Music Bar

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8:50 am
Fri July 12, 2013

WCBE Presents Yellow Red Sparks Live From Studio A July 16 @ 11am!

Credit Claire Marie Vogel

WCListen to this California based trio perform live at wcbe.

Currently touring all around the U.S., Yellow Red Sparks will be at the Rumba Cafe that evening, with Bronze Radio Return.

That's on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, and online at wcbe.org.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
9:14 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

WCBE Presents John Butler Trio Live From Studio A July 19, 2013 @ 2PM!

John Butler Trio will perform Live From Studio A

Aussie act The John Butler Trio will do a live session ahead of their gig that night at the All Good Festival

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