Farai has combined media, technology, and socio-political analysis during her 20-year career as an award-winning author and journalist. She is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She contributes to print, public radio, and cable television; and she also hosts a series of town hall meetings in both New York and San Francisco, with New York Public Radio and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, respectively. You can see an archive of her 2010 midterm election specials — which foreshadowed some of the current political and immigration debates — at PopandPolitics.com, which she founded in 1995.
Farai Chideya appears in the following:
Monday, January 20, 2014
What is Martin Luther King's impact on New York City today? Brian Lehrer plays highlights from yesterday's even at the Apollo Theater, co-hosted by Farai Chideya, which discussed how today's movements against injustice and inequality continue to draw on King's moral compass.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Joining The Takeaway to discuss the future of the civil rights movement and what can be done to accomplish the objectives of the March on Washington, which took place 50 years ago today, is Farai Chideya, a distinguished writer in residence at New York University’s Journalism Institute; Peter Blair Henry, the Dean of New York University’s Stern School of Business; and George Packer, a staff writer at The New Yorker.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
It may be hard to believe, but just one month ago, the United States was a very different place to live. There were historic Supreme Court decisions out on affirmative action, voting rights and same-sex marriage, but there were also other decisions issued that some may have missed. Contributing their thoughts are Ron Christie, Republican political strategist, Farai Chideya, distinguished writer in residence at New York University’s Journalism Institute, and Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law at George Washington University, and President of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
The results are in, but what’s next for the country? The Takeaway's panel of political and cultural experts reacts to the results. Jeff Yang writes the Tao Jones column for The Wall Street Journal, Ron Christie is a Republican political strategist, and Farai Chideya is a distinguished writer in residence at New York University’s Journalism Institute.
Monday, September 10, 2012
On March 16, 1970, 46 of Newsweek’s female employees publicly accused the magazine of gender discrimination in hiring and promotion. It was the first class female class action lawsuit, and Lynn Povich was proud to be a part of it.
Friday, August 24, 2012
As the 2012 Presidential race heats up, political news continues to dominate the headlines. At the forefront this week was Congressman Todd Akin, the Republican running to unseat Senator Claire McCaskill this fall. Representative Akin drew outrage from across the political spectrum with his comments on "legitimate rape" on KTVI-TV in St. Louis.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Every Friday, The Takeaway reflects on the week that was in Follow Friday. This week, Farai Chideya, distinguished writer-in-residence at New York University’s Journalism Institute and Ron Christie, Republican political strategist and Takeaway contributor, discuss the week's political headlines.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Every Friday, a panel of experts discuss and reflect on the week's top stories. This week, Farai Chideya reflects on the week in politics; documentary filmmaker Valarie Kaur follows the aftermath of the Sikh Temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin; and BBC Correspondent Rob Broomby wraps up the second week of the Olympics.
Friday, August 03, 2012
This week's Follow Friday includes a look back at the first week of the 2012 London Olympics, the responses to Romney's recent trip to Israel, the financial firm trading glitch, and the July job numbers.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Jeff Yang and Farai Chideya look back at the week's top stories for this week's Follow Friday. They cover the death and legacy of Rodney King, Jerry Sandusky's trial, Ann Curry's departure from The Today Show, and their selections for the Olympics playlist.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Jeff Yang and Farai Chideya join us for our weekly Friday Follow, looking back at the week's top stories. The two discuss New Orleans' Times-Picayune newspaper's shift from print to digital, Romney's new supporter Sheldon Adelson, White House leaks, the economic visions of both presidential candidates, and the new gay and lesbian iPhone emoticons.
Friday, June 08, 2012
Our Follow Friday panel, journalist Farai Chideya and BBC World Update host Dan Damon, discusses the top stories of the past week, including the European debt crisis, Diamond Jubilee, White House leaks, Clinton gaffe, and the death of Ray Bradbury.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week's big stories. This week's panel includes Ron Christie, Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist, Jeff Yang, columnist for the Wall Street Journal and blogger for WNYC's It's a Free Country, and Farai Chideya, journalist and fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics. They'll cover Facebook’s step into public life, developments in the Senate and House showdown over the Violence Against Women Act, and new developments in the death of Trayvon Martin.
Friday, May 04, 2012
Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week's big stories. This week, we'll hear more about Newt Gingrich pulling out of the Presidential race; Richard Grenell, the openly gay foreign policy spokesperson who resigned from Mitt Romney's campaign just days after joining it; and Elizabeth Warren's Native American heritage. Ron Christie is a Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist. And Farai Chideya is ajournalist and blogger.
Follow Friday: Immigration at the Supreme Court, News Corp Inquiry, John Edwards Trial, Walmart Bribery
Friday, April 27, 2012
Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week's big stories. This week, we'll hear more about Arizona v. U.S., the case that will determine the constitutionality of Arizona's immigration law, known as SB 1070. James and Rupert Murdoch both testified before a British inquiry into media ethics, our partner The New York Times published a comprehensive investigation into Walmart's practices in Mexico, and the campaign finance case against former Senator John Edwards began in North Carolina. Farai Chideya, journalist and Fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics, and Paddy O’Connell host of the BBC’s Broadcasting House program, explain the news of the week.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Host Farai Chideya explores the economic recovery in this installment of the NEXT New York Conversation. The unemployment rate is dropping, but what kinds of new jobs are people getting?
Friday, April 20, 2012
This week we hear more about the Secret Service’s risqué public scandal in Colombia, the death of radio icon Dick Clark, the so-called war on mothers that swept the mideast, Mitt Romney’s possible veep options, and more. We're joined by Jeff Yang, who writes the Tao Jones column for Wall Street Journal and blogs for WNYC’s It's a Free Country, journalist and blogger Farai Chideya, and Ron Christie, Republican political strategist and political contributor for The Takeaway and It's a Free Country.
Follow Friday: George Zimmerman's Facing Charges, Santorum Exits the Race, Ann Romney Defends Motherhood and More
Friday, April 13, 2012
Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week's big stories. This week we hear more about the arrest of Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, Rick Santorum's exit of the GOP presidential nomination race, Miami Marlins' Ozzie Guillen's foot-in-mouth disease, and more. This week we're joined by Mary Elizabeth Williams, staff writer for Salon, journalist and blogger Farai Chideya, and Ron Christie, Republican political strategist and political contributor for The Takeaway and It's a Free Country.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
It has been 46 days since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Florida, yet it will be months before there is any resolution in the case. Although second degree murder charges have been filed against the man who admits to shooting Trayvon, but it could be eight months or more before a jury is convened and the trial begins. What happens in the meantime? Valerie Houston is a Pastor at Allen Chapel AME Church in Sanford, Florida, and Farai Chideya is a journalist and blogger at Farai.com.