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How Kate Bollinger's Musical Upbringing Influenced Her Insightful Indie Pop

Kate Bollinger
Amber Carpenter
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Kate Bollinger

Kate Bollinger writes smart, melodic indie pop music. It makes for easy listening, but there's real insight in her lyrics. Dig deeper and you'll discover a thoughtful songwriter coming into her own.

The University of Virginia senior grew up surrounded by music, thanks to her mom, who works as a music therapist, and her brothers, who played in area bands. That rubbed off on Kate, who is majoring in Cinematography while pursuing her own musical career.

In this Sense Of Place session from Charlottesville, Va., we talk about her post-college plans, but first, we get a taste of her music. Hear a performance of "Do U Go Out Together?" in the player above.

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World Cafe senior producer Kimberly Junod has been a part of the World Cafe team since 2001, when she started as the show's first line producer. In 2011 Kimberly launched (and continues to helm) World Cafe's Sense of Place series that includes social media, broadcast and video elements to take listeners across the U.S. and abroad with an intimate look at local music scenes. She was thrilled to be part of the team that received the 2006 ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award for excellence in music programming. In the time she has spent at World Cafe, Kimberly has produced and edited thousands of interviews and recorded several hundred bands for the program, as well as supervised the show's production staff. She has also taught sound to young women (at Girl's Rock Philly) and adults (as an "Ask an Engineer" at WYNC's Werk It! Women's Podcast Festival).