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9:24 am
Thu November 29, 2007

Meet the Voice Behind World Cafe

David Dye doesn't know how many artists he's interviewed. Even the World Cafe staff, he admits, has lost count. But listeners can read the cream of the crop in the new volume The Best of World Cafe: Great Conversations from NPR's Most Popular Contemporary Music Show. Josh James talks with Dye about his favorite moments from the show, artist quirks, and what happens when the question doesn't come out quite right (hint: you may find your appearance critiqued by Jewel).

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10:56 am
Thu November 15, 2007

Prophecy

"I've always pulled for the bad guys," says Chuck Prophet. On his latest record, the indie-rocker channels the Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, and a host of other artists - all the while maintaining his own sound. WUKY's Mike Graves talks with Prophet about the making of Soap and Water.

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1:17 pm
Wed November 14, 2007

The Stuff of Starr

Garrison Starr is so tired of playing acoustic she could kill somebody. But that didn't stop WUKY's Mike Graves from braving an interview with the modern Mississippi folk chanteuse.

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12:38 pm
Sun November 4, 2007

Come Together

Can religion and faith become uniting forces again? Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathan Miller believes they can. In an interview with Tonic's Greg Davis, Miller elaborates on his vision for a "compassionate community."

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4:57 pm
Wed October 31, 2007

Xmas Regifted

Tonic's Tiffany Reisz reviews Havel Kimmel's The World - a modern day retelling of the nativity story.

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4:43 pm
Wed October 31, 2007

Antsy Acclaimed

The Airstream King, the Cinder Block Serenader, the RV Artiste - whatever you call him, Antsy McClain knows how to make a scene. Hear the Adult Rock interview with Mike Graves.

Lexington, KY – Tonic 2007

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10:21 am
Wed October 31, 2007

We'll Meet Again

The members of newgrass sensation Nickel Creek say they're enjoying their Farewell (For Now) Tour, but fans can't help but wonder when the group will return. Tonic's Joe Conkwright talks with Sean Watkins.

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11:10 am
Sun October 7, 2007

The Not So Brave One

Tonic's Tiffany Reisz reviews Neil Jordan's The Brave One, starring Jodie Foster, and finds a great tragedy that almost was.

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1:52 pm
Sun September 16, 2007

There's Still a Wrinkle in Time

Tonic's Tiffany Reisz remembers A Wrinkle in Time and its author, Madeleine L'Engle, who died in her Connecticut home earlier this month.

Lexington, KY – Tonic 2007

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1:43 pm
Wed September 12, 2007

Music Requires You to Tell the Truth

Veteran singer/songwriter David Wilcox says a great song is like a deep conversation with a stranger - right away. Tonic's Greg Davis had an actual one-on-one with the folk singer about the roots of his music.

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