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.
Eno has left an indelible footprint on the popular-music landscape as a producer, a composer and an early innovator in ambient music. Speaking with World Cafe host David Dye, he looks back on his career and discusses his latest album, Lux.
Folk singer John Fullbright refined his earthy howl through years of performing in small venues in his native Oklahoma. He plays songs from his debut album, From The Ground Up, on this session of World Cafe.
The singer-songwriter achieved cult status in South Africa while remaining largely unknown in his hometown of Detroit. A quarter-century after Rodriguez had retreated from music altogether, two fans filmed a documentary trying to find the folk-rocker. He's since been discovered at last in the U.S.
Actor James Gandolfini, 51, has reportedly died. Variety magazine reports that he suffered a "sudden stroke." The cause of death is not yet known with certainty, but HBO says the actor may have suffered a heart attack.
The prize is sometimes called the "Nobel Prize for food and agriculture." And this year's winners include Monsanto executive Robert Fraley, a pioneer in genetically engineered crops. If there's a single person who personifies the company's controversial role in American agriculture, it's probably Fraley.
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