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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4:30 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Father John Misty On World Cafe

Father John Misty.
Emma Garr Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 2:03 pm

Father John Misty is a character — literally. A persona invented by singer-songwriter Josh Tillman, Father John Misty is there to showcase Tillman's rock-friendly side. In 2008, Tillman joined the Seattle folk-rock band Fleet Foxes as its drummer. After leaving the band at the beginning of the year, he loaded his van and hit the road.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
1:27 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Jukebox The Ghost Live From Studio A Nov. 16, 2012 @ 1:30PM!

Jukebox The Ghost Live From Studio A

Brooklyn's Jukebox The Ghost will play a few songs live during the Global Village ahead of their show at The Newport with Motion City Soundtrack!  They're touring in support of their third CD Safe Travels on Yep Roc Records! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
12:49 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

The Infamous Stringdusters Live From Studio A Nov. 15, 2012 @ 1PM!

The Infamous Stringdusters Live From Studio A

  

The Infamous Stringdusters, the bluegrass band out of Charlottesville, VA., will perform live during the Global Village! 

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Music
10:46 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Open Shelter Benefit Show with Duncan Sheik

Temperatures are dropping, and WCBE reminds you that hundreds of homeless men, women and children are without shelter.  

WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:09 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

Matisyahu Live From Studio A Nov. 7, 2012 @ 2PM!

Matisyahu Live From Studio A
Matisyahu Live From Studio A Matisyahu

Matisyahu will stop by WCBE and play a few songs live during the Global Village!

Touring in support of his latest CD Spark Seeker, you'll have a chance to win a copy of the new release and a pair of tickets for the show that night at The NewportThe Constellations support.

WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:51 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

Crooked Fingers Live From Studio A Nov. 6, 2012 @ 2PM!

Crooked Fingers Live From Studio A
Credit Crooked Fingers Live From Studio A

Crooked Fingers will perform a live acoustic set ahead of the show at The Tree Bar that night with John Vanderslice

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Music
1:10 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Top 10 Halloween Songs

Ciara Kinzig

I was given the daunting task to come up with a festive Halloween playlist. What to choose, what to choose!?

When I think festive, I think of songs that either epitomize the night of Halloween or go over board to completely do their own thing. It's Halloween, and some songs should a little weird and creative.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:06 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

The Lee Boys Live From Studio A Nov. 2, 2012 @ 2PM!

The Lee Boys Live From Studio A

Warren Haynes of Gov't Mule will be backed up by The Lee Boys live during the Global Village! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:35 pm
Sat October 27, 2012

Rodriguez Live From Studio A Nov. 1, 2012 @ 2PM!

Rodriguez
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Hailing from Detroit, the Mexican-American folk musician will play live for us during the Global Village! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
2:57 pm
Sat October 27, 2012

He's My Brother She's My Sister Live From Studio A Oct. 30, 2012 @ 2PM!

He's My Brother She's My Sister Live From Studio A
Credit offtheradarmusic.com

L.A.'s He's My Brother She's My Sister will play their mix of folk, glam and western swing during their live session on the Global Village.  They're touring in support of the new CD Nobody Dances In This Town.  Tune in for a chance to win tickets for the show that night at Woodland's Tavern!  Erica Blinn and Teen Fiction will open up!

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Music
2:26 pm
Sat October 27, 2012

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

KCEP in Las Vegas can't stop playing Avant's new jam, "You and I," which features R&B singer Keke Wyatt.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon January 7, 2013 1:19 pm

Every so often, people at an NPR station discover a song they can't get enough of. On those occasions, we ask them to share their obsession with the nation. Ben Famous is the music director at KCEP Power88 in Las Vegas. He spoke to Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep about a new cut from R&B heavyweight Avant. It's called "You and I," and it features Keke Wyatt. "The first time we played it," says Famous, "the phone lines lit up, and people were like, 'Who was that?' 'What was that?'"

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Studio A Review
9:27 am
Thu October 25, 2012

A New Kind of Tiger Blood: Live in Studio A with Marco Benevento

Photo taken by Ciara Kinzig

Charlie Sheen claimed “tiger blood,” but the blood of rock/pop fusion artist Marco Benevento’s newest album Tiger Face claims a whole new phrase of experimentation.

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Author Interviews
10:47 am
Sun October 21, 2012

'John Lennon Letters' Reveal A Life As It Happened

John Lennon signs autographs during the filming of The Magical Mystery Tour.
Jim Gray Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 4:21 pm

John Lennon loved word play; he wrote songs that have not only become standards, but also milestones, like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "Strawberry Fields," which he wrote with the Beatles, and "Imagine" and "Give Peace a Chance," which he wrote on his own. For most of his life, he also composed letters to friends and family; then lovers, as he grew up; and strangers, as he grew famous. His notes, letters and postcards often contained small, funny drawings and self portraits.

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Music Interviews
10:43 am
Sun October 21, 2012

From Elgar To Beatles: Abbey Road Blazed A Trail

The iconic cover of The Beatles' Abbey Road.
Album cover

Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 12:01 pm

In 1969, four moppy-haired musicians named John, Paul, George and Ringo walked single file on a London crosswalk and made one of the most iconic album covers of all time. Today, a steady stream of Beatles fans and London tourists are still eager to walk in the footsteps of the Fab Four on that famous stretch of asphalt.

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WCBE EXLCUSIVE
9:51 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Old Crow Medicine Show Live From Studio A Oct. 26, 2012 @ 1PM!

Old Crow Medicine Show Live From Studio A

Touring in support of their new CD, Carry Me Back, Old Crow Medicine Show will make a stop by  WCBE and play a few songs live during the Global Village! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
8:59 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Xavier Rudd Live From Studio A Oct. 26, 2012 @ 2PM!

Xavier Rudd Live From Studio A

Xavier Rudd, the Aussie musician, activist, and surfer will join us Live From Studio A during The Global Village to play a few songs from his 7th release, Spirit Bird. 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
8:35 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Leftover Salmon Live From Studio A Oct. 17, 2012 @ 2PM!

Leftover Salmon Live From Studio A

The self proclaimed,  "Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass"  band Leftover Salmon, will play a few songs for us during the Global Village ahead of their show that night at The Newport! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
1:00 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Sugar + The Hi-Lows Live From Studio A Oct. 10, 2012 @ 2PM!

Sugar + The Hi-Lows Live From Studio A

Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup make up Sugar + The Hi-Lows and they'll be dropping by the Global Village to play a few songs live during the 2PM hour!

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Music Reviews
3:24 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Shemekia Copeland Embodies The Blues On '33 1/3'

Shemekia Copeland's new album is titled 33 1/3.
Sandrine Lee Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 3:25 pm

Shemekia Copeland says she didn't really find her singing voice until her teen years, when her father, the late blues guitarist Johnny Copeland, began suffering from health issues. On her new album, 33 1/3, she finds a different kind of voice — one that's eager to participate in a national dialogue.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
8:23 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Ingrid Michaelson Live From Studio A Oct. 10, 2012

Ingrid Michaelson Live From Studio A

Ingrid Michaelson will perform a few songs live for us during The Global Village ahead of her sold out show at The LC! 

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