World Cafe with host David Dye serves up an eclectic mix of music from blues, rock, and world, to folk and alternative country, with live performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.
Some of the best soul music of the 1970s was recorded at Royal Studio in Memphis. Hear interviews with Al Green, Cody ChesnuTT and the son of Royal producer Willie Mitchell in this installment of "Sense of Place: Memphis."
World Cafe couldn't leave Memphis without a taste of the blues from gospel-blues singer and preacher Rev. John Wilkins. Here, he performs a session with a cover of his father's famous song, "Prodigal Son."
For World Cafe's "Sense of Place" spotlight on Memphis, Tenn., hear an interview with Sun Studio founder Sam Phillips. Here, the legendary producer discusses the studio's early days and his relationship with Elvis Presley.
In 2003, David Dye interviewed Stax Records' best-selling artist, the late Isaac Hayes of Shaft fame. As part of this week's "Sense of Place" series on Memphis, Tenn., hear the Hayes interview in its entirety.
Walker possesses one of the greatest and most distinctive voices of the last quarter-century. He recently sat down with World Cafe host David Dye to discuss terrifying his musicians with machetes and why he has lyrically reached the "point of no return."
FBI agents believe they have a credible lead on the whereabouts of Jimmy Hoffa's body. If they're right, it will solve a longstanding mystery, which will also deflate Hoffa's resonance in popular culture.
There was a time — a time long, long ago — when MySpace dominated the teen social-media world. Not anymore. NPR's Sami Yenigun looks at how teenagers use various social platforms in today's increasingly segmented online universe.
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