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The Chicks Are Still Speaking Out

The Chicks returns with Gaslighter, the trio's first album in 14 years. Today, Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer talk about the album, their past and why they're still speaking out.

The Chicks On World Cafe

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Canadian Band Dizzy's New Album Is Full Of Songs About The Uncertainty Of Your 20s

Members of the Juno-award winning Canadian band talk about their new album, The Sun and Her Scorch, and play songs from it live.

Dizzy On World Cafe

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The Controlled Chaos Of Man Man

The eclectic band's new album, Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between, is its first in seven years. Frontperson Ryan Kattner says three years into it, he started the whole recording process over.

Man Man On World Cafe

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A Proud Son Of Immigrants, Zeshan B Shares His Views On America, Race And Music

Zeshan B's music combines his love of American soul with influences from India and Pakistan, where his parents grew up. His latest album is called Melismatic.

Zeshan B On World Cafe

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Bluegrass Sibling Duo Sean And Sara Watkins Returns As Watkins Family Hour

The Watkins Family Hour's latest album, Brother Sister, is the first album that the siblings have written as a duo in their 30-plus year career.

Watkins Family Hour On World Cafe

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Pavement's Stephen Malkmus Decided It Was Time To Make A Weirdo-Folk Record

There are lots of projects that you might know Stephen Malkmus from, but none of them sound like his latest album, Traditional Techniques.

Stephen Malkmus On World Cafe

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Lucinda Williams Has Forged Her Own Path

Hear a conversation with Lucinda Williams recorded from her home in Nashville at the end of June about her new album, Good Souls Better Angels.

Lucinda Williams Has Forged Her Own Path

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'The State, Unchecked, Is Your Ultimate Enemy': Run The Jewels On 'RTJ4'

Killer Mike and El-P talk about the way RTJ4 has resonated in this moment, the dynamic between the two that allows them to create such compelling stories and the televised speech that Killer Mike gave to the people of Atlanta last month.

Run The Jewels On World Cafe

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Bob Geldof Reflects On Live Aid, 35 Years Later

An estimated 1.9 billion people tuned in to watch Live Aid 35 years ago today. It was an unprecedented, star-studded benefit concert – and it was the brainchild of today's guest, Bob Geldof.

Bob Geldof On World Cafe

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Willie Nelson Pamela Springsteen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Willie Nelson Inhabits The Songs Of Others On 'First Rose Of Spring'

In this session, Nelson reflects on First Rose of Spring, his 70th studio album released July 3.

Willie Nelson On World Cafe

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