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
5:03 pm
Sun May 19, 2013

Futurebirds Live From Studio A May 20, 2013 @ 2PM!

Futurebirds will perform Live From Studio A

The Athens, GA. based band Futurebirds will bring their psychedelic country sounds to the WCBE studios the day after their show at The Basement.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:36 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Peter Rowan Live From Studio A May 15, 2013 @ 2PM!

Peter Rowan will perform Live From Studio A

Bluegrass legend Peter Rowan will play a few songs during The Global Village ahead of his show that night at Woodland's Tavern

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:34 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

The Lonely Wild Live From Studio A May 10, 2013 @ 1PM!

The Lonely Wild will perform Live From Studio A

The L.A. based quintet The Lonely Wild will play a few songs for us during the Global Village! 

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Music
4:44 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

New Music From The Polyphonic Spree, Jon Hopkins, Eleanor Friedberger, More

Clockwise from upper left: Goat, Eleanor Friedberger, The Polyphonic Spree
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Tue May 7, 2013 2:33 pm

This week, All Songs Considered goes big with massive, heart-thumping new music from the gloriously exuberant, sprawling pop group The Polyphonic Spree, and the brilliantly experimental folk-rock band Akron Family. We also check out a gritty album from a Swedish group known as Goat, whose music is part prog-rock, part Afro-pop and undeniably awesome.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
11:16 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Trixie Whitley Live From Studio A May 8, 2013 @ 2PM!

Trixie Whitley Live From Studio A

Tune in for a session with Trixie Whitley ahead of her show at The Basement with Johnny Nicholson and Erica Blinn! 

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Music
9:36 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing; w/Maggie B.!

Savages
Richard Dumas / Matador Records NPR Music

Heavy Rotation is a special online series hosted NPR Music. Each month, NPR Music asks public radio DJs from across the country to share their favorite new songs. In this installment of Heavy Rotation — we'll hear more of public radio's new favorite songs, including a pick from our very own Maggie Brennan!

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7:37 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Savages.
Richard Dumas Matador Records

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 5:16 pm

In this installment of Heavy Rotation — where we bring to you public radio's new favorite songs — we collaborated with KCRW in Santa Monica, Calif., to bring you an exclusive track from British singer Laura Mvula's session on Morning Becomes Eclectic, plus enjoy a download from rising post-punk band Savages, courtesy of WXPN in Philadelphia.

This week's panel includes:

  • Anne Litt, a DJ at KCRW in Los Angeles.
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Music
4:02 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Iron And Wine: Words Like Seedlings

Iron and Wine's new album is titled Ghost on Ghost.
Craig Kief Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 5:48 pm

It's kind of surprising that Iron and Wine's Sam Beam has ended up making his living in music. Early on, he received a cautionary lesson from his dad.

"My father used to book Motown bands in college," Beam says. "And he imparted some wisdom on me that it's an easy gig to lose your shirt in."

Beam grew up in South Carolina; he studied art in college, then got into making movies. Music was just something he did on the side, for fun.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
11:51 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Murder By Death Live From Studio A May 2, 2013 @ 2PM!

Murder By Death will perform Live From Studio A

Out of Bloomington, IN., Murder By Death will drop by WCBE to play a few songs during the Global Village!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
11:15 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Langhorne Slim & The Law Live From Studio A May 1, 2013 @ 2PM!

Langhorne Slim & The Law will perform Live From Studio A

Langhorne Slim & The Law are touring  in support of their latest CD The Way We Move and they'll be making a stop at WCBE before their show that night at The Bluestone with Lucero! 

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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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