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. Shows:
Farai Chideya appears in the following:
Monday, April 25, 2016
Voters in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Rhode Island will head to the polls on Tuesday — one of the final stands in the 2016 primary election season.
Monday, March 28, 2016
A series of caucus and primary wins has the Democratic presidential candidate on a roll. But is it enough to overtake Hillary Clinton's commanding lead in delegates?
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
No longer are pundits, campaigns, and voters forced to rely on the hypothetical polling data. We now have concrete numbers from votes that were cast in 30 percent of states.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Thurs, Feb. 26 | Go behind the scenes with the new production Brothers from the Bottom with Wendell Pierce and Jackie Alexander in a conversation hosted by Farai Chideya.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Trains are a magical place for creative thought. And now 24 writers have been selected to be part of Amtrak's Residency program, winning them a roundtrip ticket anywhere in the country.
Monday, January 20, 2014
What is Martin Luther King's impact on New York City today? Brian Lehrer plays highlights from this year's event at the Apollo Theater, co-hosted by Farai Chideya.
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 to...
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, votin...
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Dr. Cornel West joins CNN's Ryan Mack to discuss the current state of the economy for African Americans. Hosted by Farai Chideya. Watch Now.
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 ...
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...
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 Sena...
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 an...
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 t...
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 t...
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 depa...
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 d...
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,...
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, ...
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 Grenel...