Hear the Sounds of 1988, on the Next World Cafe – Begins at 2 pm

Grab your walkman, because World Cafe is going back to 1988! It's the year that introduced us to Rain Man and The Wonder Years, the Iran-Contra Affair and The War on Drugs, and clothes that are now in fashion again. And the music? That's what we'll hear today. Host Stephen Kallao spins 30 year-old tracks from U2, Edie Brickell, and R.E.M., Crowded House, Billy Bragg, and many more. Hear the sounds of 1988, on the next World Cafe. World Cafe airs weekdays at 2:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 /...

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One of the most iconic voices in rock 'n' roll makes his return to music after more than 20 years; Steve Perry fronted the band Journey through eight multiplatinum albums, and massive hits like "Don’t Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully." But in 1987, when the band was at its peak, he left. Steve explains why, and what happened to him right after, in a conversation with host Talia Schlanger today. And we'll learn what finally pushed him to return to the studio and the spotlight with the new album, Traces, out October 5th. Steve Perry, on the next World Cafe.

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Awaking one morning from a troubled sleep, I found that I had changed in my bed to some monstrous kind of person who puts musical shows together to play on the radio. Yeah, I know...way too much like Franz Kafka, but he doesn't get much notice these days, and someone has to have those disturbing dreams and try to write about them.

Maggie Gyllenhaal talks about starring in the HBO series The Deuce, in which she plays a sex worker who becomes an actress in, and then a director of, porn films.  Gyllenhaal has applied her feminist point of view to how she portrays the character. She insisted on being a producer of the series, so she’d have a say in how her character was portrayed, and how the sex scenes were handled.  Join us.

On the eve of Paul Simon’s retirement from recording music and touring, renowned music critic and author Robert Hilburn joins us to discuss his latest book, Paul Simon: The Life. It follows Simon's enduring career, exploring the stories behind pivotal moments like the breakout hit "The Sound of Silence," and his 1986 comeback solo album, Graceland.

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It was one of the deadliest storms in American history...and it devastated an island.  One year after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still recovering. How is the U-S territory faring, and what's changed in a year?

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Hurricane Florence, with its potential for a major storm surge and catastrophic flooding presents a major test for FEMA. A look at how prepared the agency is on the next All Things Considered.

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Be sure to tune in to eTown this week for part two of our special two-part pod/broadcast featuring the legendary singer/songwriter and Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir, plus Americana artist John Fullbright. We’ll pick up where we left off last week, by delving deeper into conversation with Bob, and further exploring the vast realms of his musical catalog. We’ll also hear more great music from our friend John Fullbright, plus a one-of-a-kind finale with both artists. Don’t miss it!

To blues lovers around the globe, The Juke Joint Duo -- Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm -- embodied the spirit of North Mississippi Hill Country Blues. This week we feature a rare reunion show that we hosted here in Memphis, as well as an in-depth interview with Cedric Burnside and the continuation of Dr. Barbara Ching’s series exploring the connection between country music and the blues.


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