Since 1991, World Cafe®, has emerged as the premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country. This two-hour daily program is nationally syndicated to more than 100 markets including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The show has chosen its second host in 25 years. Talia Schlanger was previously a radio and TV journalist and a host for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). 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. She 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. Original host David Dye continues contributions to the program on a part-time basis.