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
10:49 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Live From Studio A Jan. 25, 2013!

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Cheyenne Marie Mize and Emmett Kelly will perform Live From Studio A @ WCBE!

Will Oldham aka Bonnie 'Prince' Billy will perform with Cheyenne Marie Mize and The Cairo Gang's Emmett Kelly during the Global Village in the 2PM hour.  Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show that night at The Wexner CenterListen here!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:06 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Hollis Brown Live From Studio A Jan. 18, 2013!

Hollis Brown to peform Live From Studio A

New York City's Hollis Brown (a band, not a man) will play a few songs live for us during The Global Village!  Tune in for a chance to win tickets for the show that night at The Rumba Cafe and hear what they've been up to since their debut release Hollis Brown!  Listen here! 

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WCBE Exclusive
1:20 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Griffin House Live From Studio A Jan. 17, 2013!

Credit griffinhousemusic.com

Griffin will be stopping by studio a during the 11am hour to share his music, and his memories of growing up in Ohio. Currently touring all over the country, he will be performing at the basement later that evening. He's released several cds since his first, which was recorded in only five days.

That's Griffin House on 90.5 FM and HD Columbus.

Also online at wcbe.org

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10:35 am
Mon January 14, 2013

First Listen: Aaron Neville, 'My True Story'

Aaron Neville's My True Story comes out on Jan. 22.
Sarah A. Friedman Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 7:30 pm

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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4:24 pm
Sat January 12, 2013

The Freight Hoppers Live From Studio A Jan. 15, 2013!

The Freight Hoppers Live From Studio A
Credit bluegrassusa.net

The Freight Hoppers, the string band out of Bryson City, TN. will perform a few songs live during the Global Village.  Be sure to tune in for some music rooted deep in Southern tradition and and a chance to win tickets for the show that night at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza!

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Music
8:32 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Patty Larkin w/ Ari Hest @ CPHA Sat. Jan. 12, 2013!

Patty Larkin will perform Sat. Jan. 12 @ CPAC w/ Ari Hest!

Folk rock troubadour Patty Larkin will perform Sat. Jan. 12th at the Columbus Performing Arts Center.    Ari Hest opens the show.  Be sure to listen to WCBE for a chance to win tickets!

Six String Concerts

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Music
10:59 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

WCBE Presents Keller Williams & Lotus Feb. 2, 2013!

WCBE Presents Keller Williams at The Newport

WCBE Presents Keller Williams and Lotus together on Saturday Feb. 2nd at The Newport Music Hall.  Keller's latest CD Pick features The Travelin' McCourys.  Lotus will be coming out with their brand new one Build on Feb. 13th.  Tune in for a chance to win tickets for this upcoming show on WCBE!

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Music
8:22 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

First Listen: Original Soundtrack, 'Hecho En Mexico'

Ranchera singer Lila Downs appears on the Hecho En Mexico soundtrack.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 12:08 pm

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

The soundtrack to the documentary film Hecho En Mexico is ambitious and complicated, but the music more than justifies the journey.

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8:18 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

First Listen: Broadcast, 'Berberian Sound Studio'

Broadcast's James Cargill and Trish Keenan. The band was working on the Berberian Sound Studio soundtrack when Keenan died suddenly in early 2011.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 12:07 pm

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The music world suffered a devastating loss when Broadcast's Trish Keenan died of complications from pneumonia two years ago; she was only 42. The U.K. singer could make seemingly random words shimmer with power and poignancy, as if she were casting a spell. With partner and bandmate James Cargill, Keenan released four widely loved albums during the '00s, and in the process left an indelible mark on the history of underground music.

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8:16 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

First Listen: Erin McKeown, 'Manifestra'

Erin McKeown's Manifestra comes out Jan. 15, 2013.
Merri Cyr Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 8:25 am

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

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8:15 pm
Sat December 29, 2012

WCBE Presents Martin Sexton @ The Newport Feb. 15, 2013!

WCBE Presents Martin Sexton @ The Newport Feb. 15, 2013

Martin Sexton will return to Columbus and The Newport Music Hall on Friday, Feb. 15th. 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
3:01 pm
Sat December 29, 2012

John Fullbright Live From Studio A - Jan. 11, 2013 @ 2PM!

John Fullbright Live From Studio A

John Fullbright will play a few songs live during the Global Village before the show that night at Valley Dale Ballroom! 

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Music
2:03 am
Sat December 29, 2012

Johnny Cash's Boyhood Home Tells The Story Of A Town

The Cash family house today.
Michael Hibblen

Originally published on Sat December 29, 2012 5:38 pm

It's been almost a decade since Johnny Cash died, but fans still travel from around the world to see the place the music legend often described as key to his development: his boyhood home in the eastern Arkansas town of Dyess. The small house will soon serve as a museum — not only as a tribute to Johnny Cash, but also to tell the history of the town.

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4:20 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

WCBE Presents Yonder Mountain String Band @ The LC And @ WCBE Feb. 1, 2013!

WCBE Presents Yonder Mountain String Band @ The LC!

  

Yonder Mountain String Band will return to Columbus and The LC Pavilion on Fri. Feb. 1, 2013.  You'll have many chances to win tickets on WCBE up until the show date!  This is also one of our VIP Concert events to choose from and you can check out all the details here

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Holiday Shopping
1:34 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

WCBE Choice Albums of 2012

Visit WCBE's Amazon page for sampling of our core playlist for 2012; we encourage you to use this list as a resource to find the quality music heard on WCBE this past year! All of these CD's are available for purchase; just click on the album title to do so. You'll be supporting your favorite public radio station with each purchase!

Thanks!

Music
2:42 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2012

Stephanie d'Otreppe NPR

Originally published on Sat December 29, 2012 9:23 am

This is how we sum up 2012: beats, harmonies, struggles, breakdowns, recoveries, party starters, raw-voiced rallying cries, song suites, storytellers, pop experimenters, never-more-devastating septuagenarian poet-crooners, never-more-devastating 285-year-old oratorios, epic statements, perfect miniatures, instant classics, hard-won achievements and explosions of joy. The albums we loved in 2012 — presented here in alphabetical order — spanned genres and borders, and each one got its hooks into us. We hope you find something here that does the same for you.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
2:36 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Ben Sollee Live From Studio A Dec. 14, 2012 @ 1PM!

Ben Sollee Live From Studio A

Tune in for a live session with Ben Sollee before the show that night with Over The Rhine at Lincoln Theatre!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
1:39 am
Sat December 8, 2012

Woody Pines Live From Studio A Dec. 10, 2012 @ 2PM!

Woody Pines Live From Studio A

Woody Pines will make a stop at WCBE to play some songs live during the Global Village. 

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Music
4:24 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Lianne La Havas On World Cafe

Lianne La Havas.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon January 7, 2013 5:33 pm

Lianne La Havas has toured with Bon Iver, sung with Willy Mason and recorded her debut album with producer Matt Hales, better known as Aqualung. More than most, she can attest to the benefits of knowing the right people, but La Havas also has heaps of talent on her side.

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