Prime Minister David Cameron is facing embarrassing new allegations connected to the phone hacking scandal in Britain. Cameron was criticized for hiring former News of The World editor Andy Coulson to be his communications chief. Coulson resigned in January this year. But now, there are reports that Coulson continued to receive payments and benefits from the newspaper — even while working for Cameron's government.
Melissa Block talks with soul singer Ben E. King about the passing of two legendary songwriters, Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber, this week. Nick Ashford of Ashford and Simpson co-wrote some of Motown's biggest hits including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." He died at Monday at age 70. Jerry Leiber penned the lyrics for songs such as "Jailhouse Rock" for Elvis — and one of Ben E. King's signature tunes "Spanish Harlem." Lieber also died on Monday. He was 78.
Grammy Award-winning producer T-Bone Burnett is today's guest on World Cafe.
Today's World Cafe guest is Grammy Award-winning producer and singer-songwriter T-Bone Burnett. Although he's been performing and producing since 1965, Burnett is perhaps best known these days for his role as music supervisor for the Coen Brother's 2001 film O Brother, Where Art Thou?