World Cafe presents interviews and performances with today's essential and emerging artists, and is the premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country.
Host Talia Schlanger brings great storytelling, digital fluency, and a love and knowledge of music to World Cafe, and adds a fresh perspective to a program that continues to give new artists a national platform and audience.
Talia is only the second host in the show’s 25-year history. She was previously a radio and TV journalist, producer and host for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), based in Toronto. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts program, she was also an actress in professional theater productions, including the first U.S. national tour of Green Day’s American Idiot.