‘World Cafe’ host to step down this autumn

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Schlanger (Photo: Joe del Tuf0)

Talia Schlanger will depart as host of the NPR-distributed music show World Cafe this fall to “pursue new creative endeavors,” producing station WXPN told Current Wednesday.

“Call it an occupational hazard, but talking to people about creativity and courage has inspired me to take a leap and return to my own creative roots,” Schlanger said in the statement.

Schlanger succeeded David Dye in 2017. He had hosted the program since its launch in 1991.

Before joining World Cafe, Schlanger worked as a radio and TV journalist, producer and host for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. based in Toronto.

“Talia has made an indelible mark on World Cafe, broadening the musical diversity of our guests and enhancing the journalistic scope of the show,” said EP Bruce Warren, WXPN associate GM. “We look to build on those contributions as we seek a new host for the program.”

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