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Raina Douris

Host, World Cafe

Raina Douris, an award-winning radio personality from Toronto, Ontario, is the host and writer of NPR's daily nationally-syndicated music interview and discovery program World Cafe. She has interviewed artists like Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, Questlove and Brandi Carlile, and was a 2022 keynote lecturer on the topic of Folk Music and music discovery at the Chautauqua Institution.

She came to World Cafe from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), where she was host and writer for the daily live, national morning program Mornings on CBC Music. She was also involved with Canada's highest music honors: hosting the Polaris Music Prize Gala from 2017 to 2019, as well as serving on the jury for both that award and the Juno Awards. Douris has also served as guest host and interviewer for various CBC Music and CBC Radio programs, and red carpet host and interviewer for the Juno Awards and Canadian Country Music Association Awards, as well as a panelist for such renowned CBC programs as Metro Morning, q and CBC News.

Douris began her career at Toronto rock station 102.1 The Edge, and then continued on to CBC Radio 3, where she hosted daily music-focused shows. In 2013, she was part of the team that launched Central Ontario Broadcasting's Indie88 radio station, and served as its music director and afternoon host before moving to the morning show. In both 2014 and 2015, she was chosen as the "Best Radio Personality in Toronto" by Now Magazine readers for her work. She is a 2009 graduate of Ryerson University's Radio & Television Arts program.

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Maggie Rogers on World Cafe

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Aoife O'Donovan on World Cafe

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The Culture Corner on World Cafe

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Sarah Jarosz on World Cafe

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Norah Jones on World Cafe

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Kacey Musgraves on World Cafe

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The Jesus and Mary Chain talk about 'Glasgow Eyes'

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Yard Act on World Cafe

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John Morrison on World Cafe

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Billy Porter's latest album is an ode to 'gay church'

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Brittany Howard takes unexpected twists and turns on 'What Now'

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Sampha on World Cafe

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John Morrison on World Cafe

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