Philadelphia

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On the next Fresh Air, Terry interviews Jonathan Olshefski, the director of the documentary Quest, and Chris Rainey, whose family story is told. The film follows Chris and his wife Christina’s lives for nearly a decade. Chris runs a hip-hop studio in their basement in north Philadelphia. Christina worked for years at a homeless shelter. There’s been a lot of shootings in their neighborhood—their daughter got shot in the eye. Quest will be shown on PBS stations on Monday. Join us.

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Monday, May 28th – Memorial Day Mix

On this Memorial Day edition of the Café, we’re pairing up different versions of songs and asking, “which came first?” You might be surprised to find out who first performed “Ring of Fire”, and how Jeff Beck could have beaten Stevie Wonder to the punch with his recording of “Superstition” if only his album hadn’t been delayed.  
 

Tuesday, May 29th – Encore: Mary Gauthier

Monday, September 11, 2017  

Inspired by Jimi Hendrix, modern-day bluesman Selwyn Birchwood got his big break after a high school friend arranged for him to meet blues singer and lap steel player Sonny Rhodes.  After hearing Birchwood play, Rhodes told him "I'm gonna take you on the road with me."  Birchwood now fronts his own band.  They perform songs off of their latest album, Pick Your Poison.  

 

 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017  

July 14, 2017  
 

Here is this week's World Café line-up:  

 

Monday, July 31, 2017  

Philadelphia's Sheer Mag emerged from a grungy residence called "The Nuthouse" and built a rabid fanbase by playing arena-sized '70s rock to small crowded rooms. They visit World Cafe to share some stories of their gritty DIY beginnings and to perform tracks off their debut full length album, Need To Feel Your Love.  

Tuesday, August 1, 2017  
 

Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics.  
 

Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. The veteran public radio interviewer is known for her extraordinary ability to engage guests of all dispositions. Every weekday she delights intelligent and curious listeners with revelations on contemporary societal concerns.  

Hear Fresh Air weekdays at 4:00 pm on KRCB-FM. (Fresh Air also repeats Tuesday through Friday at 12:00 am!)  

Coming up on World Cafe - June 9th through June 15th, 2017: 

Friday, June 9, 2017  

Latin Country band The Mavericks play a mini concert from WXPN’s Non-CommVention and our Nashville correspondent Ann Powers talks Country Music Awards.  

Monday, June 12, 2017