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Encore Week: Celebrating 2017's Studio Sessions

Robert Plant (left, credit: Mads Perch), Alison Krauss (top right, credit: Randee St. Nicholas), Jason Isbell (bottom right, credit: Danny Clinch)
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Robert Plant (left, credit: Mads Perch), Alison Krauss (top right, credit: Randee St. Nicholas), Jason Isbell (bottom right, credit: Danny Clinch)

Wrapping up a year of some incredible sessions, this week, World Cafe is digging into the archives for some of its best performances and interviews of 2017. You'll hear sessions from hosts Talia Schlanger, David Dye and Ann Powers, with artists including the outspoken Father John Misty, graceful vocalist Alison Krauss, veteran rocker Robert Plant, the Chuck Berry, Jr. and more.

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Ann Powers is NPR Music's critic and correspondent. She writes for NPR's music news blog, The Record, and she can be heard on NPR's newsmagazines and music programs.
David Dye is a longtime Philadelphia radio personality whose music enthusiasm has captivated listeners of World Cafe® since 1991. World Cafe is produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania.
Talia Schlanger hosts World Cafe, which is distributed by NPR and produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. She got her start in broadcasting at the CBC, Canada's national public broadcaster. She hosted CBC Radio 2 Weekend Mornings on radio and was the on-camera host for two seasons of the television series CBC Music: Backstage, as well as several prime-time music TV specials for CBC, including the Quietest Concert Ever: On Fundy's Ocean Floor. Schlanger also guest hosted various flagship shows on CBC Radio One, including As It Happens, Day 6 and Because News. Schlanger also won a Canadian Screen Award as a producer for CBC Music Presents: The Beetle Roadtrip Sessions, a cross-country rock 'n' roll road trip.
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