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
4:24 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Vintage Trouble Live From Studio A Feb. 18, 2013 @ 2PM!

  

L.A.'s soulful four-man band will play a few songs for us during the Global Village a day after their show opening up for The Who at The Schottenstein Center!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
10:03 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Benjamin Francis Leftwich Live From Studio A Feb. 18, 2013 @ 1PM!

Benjamin Francis Leftwich will perform Live From Studio A

  

Tune in for a live session with Benjamin Francis Leftwich during the Global Village! 

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Music
4:03 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Adjusts His Crown

Bonnie "Prince" Billy performing onstage at Lincoln Center's Allen Room February 7.
Kevin Yatarola Lincoln Center

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 9:31 am

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Music
5:47 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Wanda Jackson On World Cafe Tonight @ 8PM on WCBE!

Wanda Jackson.
Joshua Wilkins Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 10:50 am

Known as the queen of rockabilly, Wanda Jackson is widely considered the first woman to record a rock 'n' roll song: 1958's "Let's Have a Party." A singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist, Jackson became a pioneer for her mix of country and rockabilly music. This approach served her well in the mid-1960s, as rockabilly began to decline in popularity.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:45 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Ballyhoo! Live From Studio A Thurs. Feb 14, 2013 @ 2PM!

Ballhoo! will perform Live From Studio A

Baltimore's Ballyhoo! will play a few songs live during the Global Village ahead of their show that night at Woodland's Tavern!  Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show that night with Kayavibe and Tropidelic!  Listen here!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:45 pm
Sat February 9, 2013

Colin Gawel, Joey Hebdo, Stephanie Jeffries & Joey Hendrickson Live From Studio A Feb. 13th @ 2PM!

Coming up on Saturday Feb. 16th it's the eighth annual Music In The Round benefiting the Rafiki AIDS Orphanage School of Muziki. 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:13 pm
Sat February 9, 2013

Punch Brothers Live From Studio A Feb. 12, 2013 @ 2PM!

Punch Brothers will perform Live From Studio A

The progressive bluegrass outfit the Punch Brothers will perform live during the Global Village ahead of their show that night at The Southern Theatre with Anais Mitchell

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Music
3:24 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Yo La Tengo On World Cafe

Yo La Tengo.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon March 18, 2013 3:23 pm

After nearly 30 years of prolific genre-avoidance, the indie-rock trio Yo La Tengo returns with Fade, its first studio album in almost four years. The record, the band's 13th full-length release, features "Before We Run," a six-minute piece of orchestral pop showcasing Yo La Tengo's stately side.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
1:09 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Micah Schnabel & Shane Sweeney Live From Studio A Feb. 8, 2013 @ 2PM!

  

Micah Schnabel and Shane Sweeney of the local band Two Cow Garage will join us live during the Global Village in the 2PM hour.

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Music
7:24 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

James Hunter's Well-Worn Soul Bursts With Life

Geoff Woods Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 4:50 pm

James Hunter has spent his life learning how to tell soul's stories in fresh and personal ways. Born in 1962 in Essex, England and mentored early on by Van Morrison, he embarked on a career with many ups and downs before breaking through in America in his forties. Now the Grammy-nominated Hunter has made his first album in the States, where the music he loves was born.

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First Listen
12:11 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

First Listen: Ballake Sissoko, 'At Peace'

Ballake Sissoko's new album, For Peace, comes out Feb. 5.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat February 16, 2013 7:07 pm

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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First Listen
12:09 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

First Listen: The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, 'The Jazz Age'

The Bryan Ferry Orchestra's new album, The Jazz Age, comes out Feb. 12.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat February 16, 2013 7:09 pm

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

This is just about the most surprising album in recent memory, and a complete joy. The singer for Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry has also enjoyed a long solo career, both as an interpreter of songs by others — Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, Sam Cooke, Cole Porter, Lou Reed and many more — and as an extraordinary songwriter who's released 13 solo albums, each with its own strengths.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
12:19 am
Sun February 3, 2013

Dash Rip Rock Live From Studio A Feb. 7, 2013 @ 2PM!

Dash Rip Rock will perform Live From Studio A

  

New Orleans' Dash Rip Rock will perform a few songs live during the Global Village! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
11:51 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

Brown Bird Live From Studio A Feb. 5, 2013 @ 2PM!

Brown Bird will perform Live From Studio A

Brown Bird aka David Lamb and MorganEve Swain will play a few songs live during the Global Village ahead of their show that night at The Rumba Cafe with Joe Fletcher

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
8:39 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

Matt Pond Live From Studio A Feb. 14, 2013 @ 1PM!

Matt Pond will perform Live From Studio A

Tune in for live music and conversation with Matt Pond during the Global Village. Hiss new CD The Lives Inside The Lines Of Your Hands comes out on Feb. 5th and he'll perform that night at The Wexner Center with Jukebox The Ghost and The Lighthouse And The Whaler! You'll also have a chance to win tickets to the show that night during the session!  Listen here!

  

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First Listen
4:27 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

First Listen: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, 'We The Common'

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's new album, We the Common, comes out Feb. 5.
Lauren Tabak Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 3:08 pm

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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First Listen
3:56 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

First Listen: Wayne Shorter, 'Without A Net'

Wayne Shorter's new album, Without a Net, comes out Feb. 5.
Robert Ascroft Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 10:08 am

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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First Listen
5:43 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

First Listen: Jim James, 'Regions Of Light And Sound Of God'

Jim James' Regions of Light and Sound of God comes out Feb. 5.
Neil Krug Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 10:09 am

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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First Listen
12:53 am
Wed January 23, 2013

First Listen: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, 'II'

Unknown Mortal Orchestra's new album, II, comes out Feb. 5.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed February 20, 2013 3:01 pm

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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Music
9:19 pm
Sat January 19, 2013

8th Annual Music In The Round @ Via Vecchia And Live From Studio A!

Music In The Round

Coming up on Saturday Feb.

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