Respected broadcast journalist Ted Koppel is a commentator, occasionally contributing to NPR's midday news and talk show Talk of the Nation where, through conversations with host Neal Conan and callers into the program, Koppel provides analysis, commentary and perspective on the topics and events that shape our world.

His news experience and interests are wide-ranging, spanning topics from national security, values, privacy, health and the media to Iran, Iraq and the Mideast.

Wayne Yoshioka is an award-winning journalist who has worked in television, print and radio in Hawaii.  He also has been on both sides of politics as a state departmental appointee and political/government reporter.   He covered Hurricane Iwa (1982) as a TV reporter; was the State Department of Defense/Civil Defense spokesperson for Hurricane Iniki (1992); and, commanded a public affairs detachment in Afghanistan (2006).  He has a master's degree in Communication from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is a decorated combat veteran (Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and 22 other commendation/service medals).  He resides in Honolulu.

Music News
9:16 am
Mon June 30, 2014

World Cafe, June 30 - July 4

Chrissie Hynde's new one
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Here's the line-up for this week. The show airs from 2-4pm.

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires have separate recording careers, but they played a special duo performance on this Vintage Cafe from 2013.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

John Fullbright's remarkable debut earned a Grammy nomination two years ago, and Songs is the brand new follow-up.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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Live from World Cafe Live
10:48 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Strand of Oaks Live from World Cafe Live June 27th @Noon

Strand of Oaks

Join us this Friday at Noon as Strand Of Oaks performs our weekly Live from World Cafe Live 

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Music News
11:36 am
Mon June 23, 2014

World Cafe, June 23-27

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Here's the guest list for World Cafe this week. Tune in from 2-4pm!

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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Live from World Cafe Live
10:45 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Jungle Live from World Cafe Live June 20th @Noon

Jungle

Join us this Friday at noon for our next Live From World Cafe Live concert, as Jungle performs. The band 

  began making a buzz in the British music press last fall, and with their infectious blend of soul-laced R&B and dance music, it won't be long until they’re more widely recognized. Their self-titled debut album comes out July 15, and you’ll be able to hear them play music from it by joining us for this live concert.    

Release: Jungle
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Label: XL Recordings

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Anya Kamenetz is NPR's lead education blogger. She joined NPR in 2014, working as part of a new initiative to coordinate on-air and online coverage of learning.

Kamenetz is the author of several books about the future of education. Generation Debt (Riverhead, 2006), dealt with youth economics and politics; DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education (Chelsea Green, 2010), investigated innovations to address the crises in cost, access, and quality in higher education. Her forthcoming book, The Test (PublicAffairs, 2015), is about the past, present and future of testing in American schools.

Music News
9:44 am
Mon June 9, 2014

World Cafe, June 9 - 13

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Here's the line-up for this week! Tune in weekdays at 2pm.

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Looking back to last year for another Vintage Cafe, David Dye welcomes London Grammar, whose debut album, If You Wait, went platinum in their native UK.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Roots revivalists and former leaders of The Blasters, Dave & Phil Alvin, have returned for a new tribute album to Big Bill Broonzy entitled, Common Ground: their first as a duo.

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