Kai Wright

Host of There Goes The Neighborhood & United States of Anxiety

Kai Wright is editor and host of WNYC’s Narrative Unit and a columnist for The Nation magazine. He was the host of WNYC’s podcasts There Goes the Neighborhood and The United States of Anxiety. Throughout his career, Kai’s reporting and writing has focused on racial justice, economic inequity, healthcare, and sexuality. He is the former editorial director of Colorlines and a longtime fellow of the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute.

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Kai Wright appears in the following:

The Brian Lehrer Show Live: Emily Bazelon, Comedian Mo Amer and the Hosts of Indivisible Radio

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Watch Brian's broadcast from The Greene Space, featuring Gorsuch commentary, an Indivsibile Radio roundtable, and a Muslim comedian's story of sitting next to Eric Trump on a plane.

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National Politics with the Hosts of Indivisible Radio

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The hosts of Indivisible Radio are all together for the first time at The Greene Space covering the latest in politics.

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Trump's Rhetoric Turns to Action With Executive Orders

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Kai Wright and John Prideaux, co-hosts of Indivisible, discuss Trump's orders to withdraw the U.S. from the TPP and reinstate a ban on aid to foreign groups that "promote" abortion.

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Indivisible: The Trailer

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Why are we producing 100 days of live radio? Listen to find out. Indivisible premieres on January 23rd from WNYC, MPR and The Economist. 

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Call-In Special: An Electoral Industrial Revolution

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Nation's Kai Wright dissects the economic ramifications that may have brought forth the electoral returns from November 8th.

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Episode 8: Where Are We Now?

Thursday, November 10, 2016

WNYC and The Nation take the temperature of a country soon to be under the leadership of Donald J. Trump.

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Episode 7: This Is Your Brain on Politics

Thursday, November 03, 2016

With the 2016 election taking every twist and turn on its way to November 8th, WNYC and The Nation explore how our minds and bodies are responding.

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Episode 6: The Kids Are Not Alright

Thursday, October 27, 2016

In Suffolk County it is said that everyone knows someone who has been affected by the national opioid epidemic. WNYC & The Nation travel to Long Island to find out just how true this is.

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Episode 5: White Like Me

Thursday, October 20, 2016

For some on Long Island, their expectations don't match their realities. So, we examine what truly happens with a dream deferred.

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Race, Class, and the United States of Anxiety

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

In their new podcast, "The United States of Anxiety," WNYC & The Nation look at polarizing issues in this election. This episode: the politics of being white, male, and working class. 
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Episode 4: Down the Rabbit Hole

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The failure to listen, but success to be heard may be the cornerstone driving today's cultural and political climates.

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The United States of Anxiety

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

In their new podcast, "The United States of Anxiety," WNYC & The Nation look at polarizing issues in this election season. In this episode: the media and anxiety.
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Episode 3: This Land Is My Land, That Land Is Your Land

Thursday, October 06, 2016

One thing politicians on both sides of the aisle have agreed on is that immigrants seeking legal status should "go to the back of the line." Problem is, that line doesn't exist.

Episode 2: Who Owns the Deed to the American Dream?

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Suburbia's current existential crisis comes as no surprise to those who know the history beyond its white picket fences.

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Episode 1: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Join us as we take our first steps into Long Island to find out if America has truly lost its mind.

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Looking at Brooklyn Gentrification with 'There Goes The Neighborhood'

Friday, April 29, 2016

Kai Wright, host of WNYC’s podcast,“There Goes The Neighborhood” and producer and creator Rebecca Carroll, discuss the series on gentrification. 

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Cashing In and Pushing Out: Who Benefits from Brooklyn's Gentrification

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Hear about the first episode of “There Goes the Neighborhood,” a new podcast about gentrification in Brooklyn from WNYC and The Nation magazine.

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Diversity in Friendships: Should We Care?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

We make very conscious decisions about who our friends are—about how we make friends and break off friendships—but do we really think about the backgrounds of our friend?

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The Antidote: DNA Secrets

Friday, October 25, 2013

At WNYC, we’re experimenting with new ways to tell stories about health. 

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