The Toronto native replaces David Dye on WXPN's long-running music show.
Public radio's daily music discovery program World Cafe will have a new voice in your ears this spring. Canadian journalist Talia Schlanger, a regular contributor for the past several months, has been announced to succeed longtime host David Dye beginning Monday, April 3.
Dye announced his retirement as full-time host of World Cafe in November. He has helmed the WXPN-produced program since its inception in October 1991, and will continue to contribute on a part-time basis, plus he'll host a new weekend music program, called Dave's World, beginning Sunday, April 2.
Schlanger has been a contributing host and producer of World Cafe since October. Before that, the Toronto native worked as a radio and TV journalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and, earlier, as an actress on Canadian shows like Strange Days at Blake Holsey High and Degrassi: The Next Generation. On stage, she was cast in the first U.S. national tour of Green Day's American Idiot musical.