Miguel Perez Miguel Perez is a radio producer for NPR's World Cafe.
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Miguel Perez

Miguel Perez

Miguel Perez is a radio producer for NPR's World Cafe, based out of WXPN in Philadelphia. Before that, he covered arts, music and culture for KERA in Dallas. He reported on everything from the rise of NFTs in the music industry to the enduring significance of gay and lesbian bars to the LGBTQ community in North Texas.

Perez is featured regularly on NPR's All Things Considered, where he reviews new music releases from artists like Kaytranada, Rina Sawayama, and Girlpool.

He got his start in public radio in 2017 as an intern for KERA's Art&Seek. He's also interned for NPR and The Dallas Morning News. His love affair with music journalism began at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he covered the local art and music scene for his college newspaper.

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Brittany Davis on World Cafe

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Eliza Hardy Jones on World Cafe

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T Bone Burnett on World Cafe

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Abdullah Ibrahim on World Cafe

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Nathalie Joachim on World Cafe

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From left: Robyn, Christine and the Queens, Janelle Monáe, MUNA, Arlo Parks and Perfume Genius From left: Heji Shin, Eloïse Labarbe-Lafon, Mason Rose, Isaac Schneider, Alexis Waespi and Gilles Laurent/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Gary Clark Jr. on his latest album, 'JPEG Raw'

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Jordan Mackampa on World Cafe

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Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams on World Cafe

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Nuçi's Space on World Cafe

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Telemarket on World Cafe

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Wuxtry Records on World Cafe

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The Black Keys on World Cafe

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Justice on World Cafe

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Maggie Rogers on World Cafe

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Lindsay Lou on World Cafe

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Brigitte Calls Me Baby on World Cafe

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