World Cafe WXPN in Philadelphia and host Talia Schlanger present interviews and performances with today's essential and emerging artists.

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Michael McDonald On World Cafe

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Emily Haines On World Cafe

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Rag 'N' Bone Man On World Cafe

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JD McPherson On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Penny & Sparrow

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Ranking Roger of The English Beat, performing in May 28, 1983. The group's rework of Smokey Robinson and The Miracles' "The Tears of a Clown" reimagined the sterling soul hit as a bouncing slice of ska. Paul Natkin/Getty Images hide caption

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Xylouris White On World Cafe

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Latin Roots: Combo Chimbita

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Bette Smith On World Cafe

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Bootsy Collins On World Cafe

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Luna On World Cafe

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Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Emily West

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