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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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!

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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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6:59 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

WCBE & Rhythm On The River Present: Yumbambe!

WCBE & Rhythm On The River Present: Yumbambe

FREE EVENT!

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6:37 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Rumba Cafe Hosts WCBE Benefit Wed. July 17, 2013!

Rumba Cafe to host WCBE benefit!

We hope to see you at The Rumba Café where they'll host a benefit for WCBE with some of Columbus' finest musicians performing for you!  

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:11 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Rosie Flores Live From Studio A July12, 2013 @ 2PM!

Rosie Flores will perform Live From Studio A

Rosie Flores will play few songs during the Global Village ahead of her show that night at 

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4:49 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

ECC Presents The Benefit of WCBE!

ECC Presents The Benefit Of WCBE!

WCBE Benefit featuring multiple stages with many different varieties of acts from musicians to comedians, magicians and live performance art.  

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4:42 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

WCBE Presents Tab Benoit @ Woodland's Backyard July 19, 2013!

WCBE Presents Tab Benoit July 19th!

Blues musician Tab Benoit will return to Columbus on Friday July 19th to play at Woodland's Backyard

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4:13 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

WCBE Presents Tuesday Night Music & Mead July 9th!

Tuesday Night Music & Mead

The second Tuesday of every month Shadowbox Live and Brothers Drake Meadery team up for Mead tastings and great local music!

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8:40 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Rebecca Frazier Live From Studio A July 9, 2013 @ 10:30AM!

Credit Rebecca Frazier

This Bluegrass artist has a new cd, When We Fall.

The first woman to ever appear on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar magazine, Rebecca Frazier will play a few songs and talk about her new release.

Catch this performance on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, also 106.3 FM Newark, and online at wcbe.org

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:09 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Saints Of Valory Live From Studio A July 9, 2013 @ 2PM!

Saints Of Valory will perform Live From Studio A

Tune in for a live session with Saints Of Valory during The Global Village! 

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10:02 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Gospel Legend Mavis Staples Comes 'Full Circle'

Mavis Staples has been performing for more than six decades. One True Vine is her second album-length collaboration with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy.
Zoran Orlic Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed June 26, 2013 7:14 pm

From small country churches to the stages of the civil rights movement to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Mavis Staples' career has spanned more than 60 years.

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9:09 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Ha Ha Tonka Live From Studio A June 25, 2013 @11am

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Named after a park in Camdenton, Missouri, Ha Ha Tonka will perform later that evening at the Rumba Cafe.

Described as playing  Americana, Indie Rock, Bluegrass, Folk, Country, and more, they will chat

and play a few songs live in studio a.

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

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
1:43 am
Sat June 22, 2013

Bill Kirchen Live From Studio A June 26th @ 2PM!

Bill Kirchen will perform Live From Studio A

Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen will drop by the WCBE studio to play a few songs for us! 

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