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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5:29 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

WCBE Presents Neulore Live From Studio A Fri. May 23, 2014 @ 2PM!

Neulore will perform Live From Studio A

Nashville's Neulore will be joining us for a live set at WCBE ahead of their show that night at The Rumba Café with Bootstraps and Spencer Saylor

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:17 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

WCBE Presents Drivin' N' Cryin' Live From Studio A Thurs. May 22, 2014 @ 2PM!

Drivin' N' Cryin' will perform Live From Studio A

Atlanta's Drivin' N' Cryin' will be playing a few songs for us during the Global Village before their show that night at The Rumba Café

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WCBE Fundraiser
9:36 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Rumba Cafe Presents A Benefit for WCBE on May 27th!

The Rumba Café is supporting WCBE again by holding a benefit on Tuesday, May 27th with a night of performances by many amazing local musicians including:

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
3:49 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

WCBE Presents Rodney Crowell Live From Studio A Wed. May 14, 2014 @ 2PM!

Rodney Crowell will perform Live From Studio A

Legendary songwriter and singer Rodney Crowell will return to WCBE to play a few songs during the Global Village!

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Music
6:04 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

WCBE Presents Rob Drabkin Live From Studio A Mon. May 12, 2014 @ 2PM!

Rob Drabkin will perform Live From Studio A

The Denver, CO. native Rob Drabkin is currently out on the road for a radio tour in support of his latest release Little Steps and will be making a stop by WCBE!

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Music
5:38 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

WCBE Presents Americana Whiskey Wednesdays @ Park Street Patio

WCBE Presents Americana Whiskey Wednesdays at Park Street Patio

WCBE presents Americana Whiskey Wednesdays every week at Park Street Patio

These are FREE events and will take place from 6-9PM!

Park Street Patio is located at 533 Park St. Columbus, OH  43215

Artist Schedule:

5/7     Holy Ghost Tent Revival

5/14   Rice Bros. w/ Clear Blue Sunday

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Music
2:23 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

WCBE Presents Max Frost Live From Studio A Tues. May 6, 2014 @ 2PM!

Max Frost will perform Live From Studio A

Austin's Max Frost is doing a radio tour in support of his new Low High Low EP and will be making a stop by WCBE!

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Monthly Music & More
10:36 pm
Sat May 3, 2014

WCBE's Monthly Music & More Giveaway: Forecastle Package!

*Congratulations to WCBE listener Andrea Craig!  Andrea was randomly selected as the winner for the Forecastle Giveaway. Stay tuned for more details for the the next Monthly Music & More Giveaway!*

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:14 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

WCBE Presents Holy Ghost Tent Revival Live From Studio A Wed. May 7, 2014 @ 2PM!

Holy Ghost Tent Revival will perform Live From Studio A

The Greensboro, NC group Holy Ghost Tent Revival will play a few songs during the Global Village ahead of the kick off night for Americana Whiskey Wednesdays at the Park Street Patio!

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First Listen
4:59 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

First Listen: Pacifika, 'Amor Planeta'

Pacifika's new album, Amor Planeta, comes out May 6.
JP Carousel Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 3:20 pm

The music of Pacifika draws you in almost immediately: The Vancouver trio's musicianship is superb, buoyed by a voice that stopped me in my tracks the first time I heard it. Pacifika's sound has been labeled as world fusion, but that label is more of a restriction than a description. The group's acoustic base and subtle electronic flourishes provided a great way to start its musical journey, but Amor Planeta raises the stakes with an electric-guitar bite that adds a crucial dimension.

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First Listen
4:54 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

First Listen: Lykke Li, 'I Never Learn'

Lykke Li's new album, I Never Learn, comes out May 5.
Josh Olins

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 12:14 pm

Lykke Li is a pop star looking to change the pop conversation. The Swedish singer's new third album, I Never Learn, forms the final installment in a conceptual trilogy — and it's extraordinary as both a collection of songs and a tactical re-wiring of her genre's circuit board.

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First Listen
4:40 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

First Listen: Nikki Lane, 'All Or Nothin"

Nikki Lane's new album, All or Nothin', comes out May 6.
Chuck Grant Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 12:16 pm

Many young singers are stalked by an ill-fitting, virtually unshakable descriptor, whether it's a limiting and vaguely dismissive adjective ("quirky," for example) or a limiting and vaguely dismissive noun ("songstress," to pick one that should be banished from the language and buried under 10,000 pounds of rock salt). For Nikki Lane, that descriptor seems to be "outlaw country" — a generally defensible expression, but one that can subtly imply an element of posturing, even posing.

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First Listen
4:17 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

First Listen: Dolly Parton, 'Blue Smoke'

Dolly Parton's new album, Blue Smoke, comes out May 13.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 3:31 pm

The cover art of Dolly Parton's latest album looks like an airbrushed T-shirt design you might find in a souvenir shop at Dollywood. Both her flawless, beaming close-up and the mountainous skyline behind are her ringed in artist-rendered ribbons of mist, and the rising sun has a painterly, paradisiacal look to it. What gives her Smoky Mountain theme park its character is a combination of rural resilience, commercial sheen and aspirational sensibility.

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First Listen
4:16 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

First Listen: tUnE-yArDs, 'Nikki Nack'

tUnE-yArDs' new album, Nikki Nack, comes out May 6.
Holly Andres Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 12:13 pm

The creators of pop music are usually able to break down the fundamentals of their craft — that search for the clever rhyme, the killer beat, the singable chorus. They are less articulate, understandably, about the other quest, the one that powers those everyday searches: the pursuit of ecstasy in sound. There's something almost paranormal about that part of the creative process, yet we know those moments, instantly, when we hear them.

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WCBE Exclusive
7:12 am
Fri April 25, 2014

WCBE Presents Neil Jacobs Live From Studio A Fri. April 25, 2014@11am!

He has a new release, "The Peasant Sabbatical. Having performed in many countries throughout the world, he will perform live for you on wcbe.

Hear music and chat with Neil Jacobs, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, and online at wcbe.org

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Music
6:32 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

WCBE Presents Temples Live From Studio A Mon. April 28, 2014 @ 2PM!

Temples will perform Live From Studio A

The four-piece British psychedelic rock band Temples will be playing a few songs for us during the Global Village!

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Music
6:14 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

WCBE Presents Sam Roberts Band Live From Studio A Mon. April 28, 2014 @ 1PM!

Sam Roberts Band will perform Live From Studio A

Montreal's Sam Roberts Band will return to WCBE for a live session during the Global Village!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:39 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

WCBE Presents Lyla Foy Live From Studio A Tues. April 22, 2014 @ 2PM!

Lyla Foy will perform Live From Studio A

British musician Lyla Foy will play a few songs for us during the Global Village ahead of her show that night at The Basement with Wake Owl.

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WCBE Exclusive
8:57 am
Mon April 21, 2014

WCBE Presents Ron Pope Live From Studio A Wed. April 23, 2014@11AM!

Credit Eric Ryan Anderson

He still has a few US gigs to play before touring Australia and Europe in June. His Columbus stop will be at The Basement the evening of the 23rd, but you can hear him perform live in studio a before that.

With over 100 songs on iTunes, and some songs featured on TV shows as well, his music is creating quite a buzz.

Hear Ron Pope perform live from studio a, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, and online at wcbe.org  

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WCBE Exclusive
9:09 am
Tue April 15, 2014

WCBE Presents Shane Piasecki Live From Studio A Fri. April 18 @ 11am!

Credit Shane Piasecki

He grew up in Ohio but now plays throughout the country. Touring in support of his new cd "Set You Free", his Columbus stop will be at the Rumba Cafe later that night.

Listen to Shane Piasecki perform live, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, and online at wcbe.org.

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