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
6:54 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

WCBE Presents Driftwood Live From Studio A Fri. Jan. 10, 2014 @ 2PM!

Driftwood will perform Live From Studio A

 

This Americana/Folk/Rock outfit Driftwood from Binghamton, NY will stop by the Global Village for a live session ahead of their show that night at Woodland's Tavern w/ Erika Hughes And The Well Mannered!

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6:38 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

WCBE Presents Hexers Live From Studio A Fri. Jan. 10, 2014 @ 1PM!

Hexers will perform Live From Studio A

  

Local group the Hexers will be providing us with the sounds of some bubblegum-fuzz-soul during the Global Village! 

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6:25 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

First Listen: Damien Jurado, 'Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son'

Damien Jurado's new album, Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son, comes out Jan. 21.
Steve Gullick Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri January 10, 2014 2:43 pm

It's a testament to singer-songwriter Damien Jurado's versatility that he's made nearly a dozen albums of largely inward-looking folk and rock music, and yet has never made two records that sound the same.

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5:52 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

First Listen: Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, 'Give The People What They Want'

Give the People What They Want, Sharon Jones' new album with The Dap-Kings, comes out Jan. 14.
Paul McGeiver Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 10:33 am

For veteran soul singer Sharon Jones, 2013 was a year of frustration, fear and false starts: She'd just announced the summer release of her fifth album, Give the People What They Want, when she was diagnosed with cancer and had to put her career on hold. Tours were canceled, while the finished record had to be shelved until she'd recovered to where she was in a position to promote it. Anyone who's seen Jones live knows how much she pours into performing, so fans appeared to be in for a long wait.

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5:50 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

First Listen: Rosanne Cash, 'The River & The Thread'

Rosanne Cash's The River & The Thread comes out Jan. 14.
Clay Patrick McBride Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 10:34 am

It's tempting — and, really, accurate — to describe Rosanne Cash's new album as a literary effort. The singer-songwriter is also a published author, and her last album, 2009's The List, was a writer's game: Its 12 tracks abridged her famous father Johnny's 100-song lexicon of essentials, which he gave to his then-teenaged daughter as a legacy and a challenge.

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1:48 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

WCBE Presents Shooter Jennings @ Park St. Saloon Sat. Jan. 11, 2014!

WCBE Presents Shooter Jennings @ The Park St. Tavern!

WCBE proudly presents Shooter Jennings on Saturday, January 11th at The Park St. Saloon!

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3:48 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

WCBE Presents The Whiles Live From Studio A Fri. Dec. 27, 2013 @ 2PM!

The Whiles will perform Live From Studio A

Local musician Joe Peppercorn will be holding The Fourth Annual Beatles Marathon on Saturday, December 28th at The Bluestone

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wcbe exclusive
8:25 am
Thu December 26, 2013

WCBE Presents Tryin' Times Live From Studio A Dec. 27@11am!

Tryin' Times will perform Live From Studio A

Consisting of Tom Harker a.k.a. Ukelele Man, Ty Barnes, Jon Dilgard and Karen Dilgard, they're getting ready to play at the Ukelele Man birthday bash at Ruby Tuesdays the following night.

Listen to music and chat from Tryin' Times, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, and online at wcbe.org.

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9:38 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

When Donny Hathaway, Thelonious Monk And Neil Young Hit A Turning Point

Live at the Cellar Door, the new album from Neil Young, was recorded in 1970.
Gary Burden Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 7:29 pm

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9:26 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

That's A Bad Lyric And You Know It

Edd Westmacott/Photoshot Getty Images

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 1:46 pm

Hang the DJ!
Because the music that they constantly play,
It says nothing to me about my life.
The Smiths, "Panic"

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
9:19 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

WCBE Presents The Jim Jones Revue @ Woodland's Backyard Fri. Jan. 10, 2014!

WCBE Presents The Jim Jones Revue @ Woodland's Tavern

 WCBE

and Crazy Mama's Concerts Presents A Bruce Nutt/Paul Bearer Production... The Jim Jones Revue with The Hexers at Woodland's Backyard!  

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6:05 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

WCBE Presents Forest & The Evergreens Live From Studio A Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 @ 1PM!

Forest & The Evergreens will perform Live From Studio A

Local group Forest & The Evergreens will play a few songs live for us during the Global Village!

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4:05 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

WCBE Choice Albums of 2013

WCBE CHOICE ALBUMS 2013
Credit Jaula DeArdilla

Visit WCBE's Amazon page for sampling of our core playlist for 2013; we encourage you to use this list as a resource to find the quality music heard on WCBE this past year!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
7:13 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

WCBE Presents Timbre Live From Studio A Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 @ 2PM!

Timbre will perform Live From Studio A

Timbre will be joining us Live From Studio A ahead of her performance that night at Kitamu Coffee for their annual Christmas series with toy donations going to "Good Tidings Christmas Store". 

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WCBE exclusive
8:03 am
Thu December 5, 2013

WCBE Presents The Stray Birds Live From Studio A Dec. 6 2013@11am!

Credit Jake Jacobson

This trio out of Pennsylvania will stop by WCBE  to perform live, before their gig at the Columbus Performing Arts Center with Rebecca Frazier.

Currently touring the USA, they will be off to Europe for a series of shows next month.

Hear music from The Stray Birds, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, and online at wcbe.org

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4:33 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

WCBE Presents The Womack Family Band Live From Studio A Fri. Dec. 6, 2013 @ 2PM!

The Womack Family Band will perform Live From Studio A

The Norwalk, OH. Americana based quartet The Womack Family Band will perform a few songs for us during the Global Village. 

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Holiday Programming
11:42 am
Wed November 27, 2013

WCBE's Thanksgiving Eve Tradition: Alice's Restaurant

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We'll have our annual broadcast of Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant today at 2:40pm to close out the Global Village!

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1:10 am
Wed November 27, 2013

WCBE Presents American Authors Live From Studio A Fri. Nov. 29, 2013 @ 2PM!

American Authors will perform Live From Studio A

The Brooklyn based four piece band American Authors will play a few songs for us during the Global Village! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
12:25 am
Wed November 27, 2013

WCBE Presents Infamous Stringdusters Live From Studio A Wed. Dec. 4, 2013 @ 1PM!

The Infamous Stringdusters will perform Live From Studio A

The Infamous Stringdusters, the bluegrass outfit originally from Charlottesville, VA., will perform a few songs live during the Global Village! 

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4:32 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

'Divided & United': Songs Of The Civil War Re-Imagined

An unidentified Union soldier holds a banjo.
Library of Congress via Flickr

Originally published on Mon November 25, 2013 6:59 pm

Divided & United is the name of a new, two-disc collection of songs from the Civil War. The selections tell tales of fear, loneliness, exhaustion and triumph. All recordings featured on the album, which was produced by Randall Poster, are new takes on old songs; historian Sean Wilentz wrote the liner notes for the record.

The collection features lesser-known songs of the Civil War, some by a songwriter named Henry Clay Work. According to Wilentz, Work was a key member of a group of composers that wrote the history of the era through song.

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