Escape into a modern soundscape of evocative, ground-breaking music that crosses cultures, traditions and musical boundaries. Host John Dilberto guides you through the world of contemporary music, sharing his thoughts and featuring artists and events that are shaping contemporary music. Enjoy a lovely blend of instrumental, world fusion, impressionistic jazz and intimate Living Room Concerts recorded in artists' homes. Produced by John Diliberto and Kimberly Haas.

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Ceiri Torjussen is a Welsh-born, classically-trained composer with jazz inclinations, who has recorded an electronic ambient score for the movie Test. Torjussen’s soundtrack uses classic 70s and 80s synthesizer sounds to create an atmosphere that echoes Brian Eno, Philip Glass and Depeche Mode.
Electronic provocateur William Orbit has crafted electronic hits for Madonna and Britney Spears, but on his own he creates quirky, often profound, electronic songs. He's just released the fifth volume of his Strange Cargo series and also a symphonic work. They're only available for on-line...
Richard Leo Johnson is an idiosyncratic guitarist who pushed the limits of Michael Hedges-style extended technique. He then went completely out-there with an Americana music of the imagination. His new album, Celeste, posits the idea of an alien abduction of once of his characters, the hobo-...

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Why World War I still matters, 100 years after it began

One hundred years after the First World War, boundaries established after the armistice at the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh hour" still shape many of today's conflicts. From ISIS's invasion of Mosul to Boko Haram's kidnapping of schoolgirls, GlobalPost co-founder Charles Sennott journeys from Iraq to Nigeria to the Balkans to Northern Ireland and the Holy Land to see how WWI's history lives on, the lessons learned — and far too often not learned.

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With opportunity scarce, Brazil's youth are demanding more than the World Cup

While Brazilian leaders are hoping the coming World Cup and Olympics will set the stage for the country’s coming-out party as an economic force to be reckoned with, young Brazilians tell a less promising tale. The youth unemployment rate is a formidable 15.6 percent. However, the larger problem for young people is actually underemployment. Working youth may be making a living, but they are not building careers.