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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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
10:53 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Seth Glier "Live From The Library" April 26, 2013 @ 2PM!

Seth Glier will perform "Live From The Library"

Folk and pop singer-songwriter Seth Glier will join us "Live From The Library" during the Global Village.  He's out on the road in support of his latest release Things I Should Let You Know.  He'll perform that night with Liz Longley at Columbus Performing Arts Center for a Six String event.  Tune in for live music and conversation on WCBE!  Listen here!

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Music
1:21 pm
Sat April 20, 2013

Esperanza Spalding On Piano Jazz

Esperanza Spalding.
Johann Sauty Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 2:03 pm

On this Piano Jazz from 2008, bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding brings her neo-soul style to a set of standards with the aid of pianist Leo Genovese. Spalding is one of the most talked about artists in jazz today.

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Music
1:19 pm
Sat April 20, 2013

What Nick Drake Taught Me About Art And Love

The tribute album Way To Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 9:51 am

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
1:03 am
Sat April 20, 2013

The Lone Bellow Live From Studio A April 24, 2013 @ 1PM!

The Lone Bellow will perform Live From Studio A

The Brooklyn trio The Lone Bellow is out on the road in support of their debut self titled release and will make a stop by WCBE ahead of the show at The Basement

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
12:41 am
Sat April 20, 2013

Ivan & Alyosha Live From Studio A April 24, 2013 @ 2PM!

Ivan & Alyosha will perform Live From Studio

The Seattle folk-pop band Ivan & Alyosha are touring in support of their debut release All The Times We Had on Dualtone Records.  

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First Listen
11:42 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

First Listen: Steve Martin And Edie Brickell, 'Love Has Come For You'

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's first album together, Love Has Come for You, comes out April 23.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 7:51 am

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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First Listen
11:40 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

First Listen: Laura Mvula, 'Sing To The Moon'

Laura Mvula's debut album, Sing to the Moon, comes out April 16.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 11:05 pm

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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Music
7:26 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Nick Drake's Producer Remembers 'A Real Musician's Musician'

The cover photo from Nick Drake's 1969 debut, Five Leaves Left, produced by Joe Boyd.
Album cover

Originally published on Sat April 20, 2013 11:33 pm

English folk musician Nick Drake died decades before the song "Pink Moon" found him a wide audience, thanks to a series of Volkswagen ads back in 1999. They sparked a resurgence of interest in Drake's work — music largely ignored in his day but now inspiring legions of young musicians.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
11:12 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

JJ Grey Live From Studio A April 18, 2013 @ 2PM!

JJ Grey will perform Live From Studio A

JJ Grey & Mofro will release THIS RIVER on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. This is Grey's seventh album and his first studio album since 2010's acclaimed Georgia Warhorse. 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
10:31 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Jesse Dee Live From Studio A April 16, 2013 @ 1PM!

Jesse Dee will perform Live From Studio A

Boston's Jesse Dee will bring his soul sounds to WCBE and play a few songs for us ahead of his show that night at Woodland's Tavern!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
10:04 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Grupo Fantasma Live From Studio A April 16, 2013 @ 2PM!

Grupo Fantasma will perform Live From Studio A

Join us for a set of Latin music as Grupo Fantasma will perform a few songs live during the Global Village! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
9:18 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Josh Ritter Live From Studio A April 15, 2013 @ 2PM!

Josh Ritter will perform Live From Studio A

Josh Ritter is out on the road in support of his new release The Beast In Its Tracks and he'll be making a stop by WCBE to play a few songs live during the Global Village!

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World Cafe
12:34 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell Get The Old Band Together Again

Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris.
David McClister Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 5:48 pm

It was 1975 when Emmylou Harris had to figure out how to make a solo album after her classic work as Gram Parsons' duet partner. Her record company told her to "get a hot band." So she got The Hot Band with James Burton on lead, as well as a newcomer, Rodney Crowell, on rhythm guitar and, more importantly, songwriting.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:34 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Joshua P. James & The Paper Planes Live From Studio A April 12, 2013 @ 11AM!

Joshua P. James & The Paper Planes will perform Live From Studio A

  


Tune in to hear local group Joshua P. James And The Paper Planes play a few songs live on WCBE ahead of (614) Magazine's 4th Anniversary Celebration at Skully's Music Diner on Sat. April 13th!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
1:21 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Zammuto Live From Studio A April 12, 2013 @ 2PM!

Zammuto will perform Live From Studio A

  

The Vermont based avant-pop artist Nick Zammuto and his four piece band will join us live during the Global Village.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
1:02 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Kevin Gordon Live From Studio A April 12, 2013 @ 1PM!

Kevin Gordon will perform Live From Studio A

  

Based out of Nashville, Louisiana native Kevin Gordon will play a few songs live for us during the Global Village.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
9:19 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

The Vespers Live From Studio A April 11, 2013 @ 2PM!

The Vespers will perform Live From Studio A
Credit Erika Chambers Photography

Out of Nashville, TN., the southern folk pop family band The Vespers will play a few songs live during the Global Village! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
8:43 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

William The Accountant Live From Studio A April 10, 2013 @ 2PM!

William The Accountant will perform Live From Studio A

  

Tax day if fast approaching and William The Accountant is here to help ease the pain!

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Music
4:20 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Leagues On World Cafe @ 8PM On WCBE!

Leagues.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 7:26 pm

Today's guest, Leagues, provides a perfect start to World Cafe's week-long visit to Nashville, because it perfectly encapsulates the change going on there. A new rock band, Leagues was formed by an amazing singer, Thad Cockrell, who'd been so disenchanted with his alt-country career that he was ready to leave the music business altogether.

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First Listen
10:42 am
Mon April 8, 2013

First Listen: The Flaming Lips, 'The Terror'

The Flaming Lips' new album, The Terror, comes out April 16.
George Salisbury Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 12:51 pm

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