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World Cafe Looks Back: Country And Bluegrass

In this episode's tribute to country and bluegrass artists, hear from the Grand Ole Opry's Appalachian folk-inspired Charlie Louvin and the "Okie From Muskogee," Merle Haggard.

Supaman: Rapping On The Reservation

The Crow Nation emcee has embraced God, but he cloaks his message to get through to his fans.

Tyshawn Sorey: Making 'Oblique' Patterns Move

Under Oblique — I's zigzag lines, Sorey's drums barrel along like a runaway tractor trailer.

World Cafe Looks Back: Elvis Costello

World Cafe's 20th-anniversary celebration continued with a look back at Costello's many appearances on the show, including a conversation with collaborator Allen Toussaint about their post-Katrina tribute.

Jonathan Wilson: Making Like Thoreau, In Song

Wilson's new project, the musical equivalent of a landscape painting, took four years to finish.

Bjork's 'Biophilia': Interactive Music, Pushing Boundaries

Bjork is known for experimenting with new sounds, but her latest album extends even further into the world of multimedia. Biophilia includes interactive apps for each song, as well as an educational component.