Kai Wright

Host & Managing Editor, The United States of Anxiety

Kai Wright appears in the following:

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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Hate Crimes in the Village

Friday, May 24, 2013

Kai Wright, editorial director of Colorlines and Nation contributor, talks about the spate of anti-gay violence in the West Village.

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Follow Friday: Aurora, Romney in London and the Olympics

Friday, July 27, 2012

For this week's Follow Friday, we look back on this week's news and cultural stories, including the response to the theater shooting in Aurora, Mitt Romney's foreign policy, President...

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Follow Friday: Romney and Biden Address NAACP

Friday, July 13, 2012

The top stories of the past week, including Romney and Biden's speeches to the NAACP, the Obamacare repeal in the House, and building tensions over the Texas Voting Rights Act.

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Follow Friday: Obama Endorses Gay Marriage, North Carolina Rejects It

Friday, May 11, 2012

Every Friday, The Takeaway looks back at the week's big stories with a few people who have been paying very, very close attention.

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Friday Follow: Supreme Court ObamaCare Hearings, Anger Continues in Trayvon Martin Shooting Death, Bully is Bullied by Ratings Board

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Supreme Court’s scrutiny of President Obama’s signature piece of legislation, anger over the perceived lack of justice in the Trayvon Martin case and the controversial film "Bully."

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Friday Follow: GOP, Affirmative Action, and Satan

Friday, February 24, 2012

The NYPD has been monitoring Muslims. Affirmative Action is under attack. A Koran burned in Afghanistan sparks protests. The GOP primary race roles on. Rick Santorum believes in Satan.

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Poverty in The Bronx

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

In an article in The Nation, editorial director of Colorlines, Kai Wright argues that poverty in The Bronx reslts from policy, not personal choice. 

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This Week's Agenda: Obama's Bus Tour, Super Committee, Perry's Bid

Monday, August 15, 2011

President Obama tours the Midwest. Texas Governor Rick Perry, begins fundraising for his campaign. A Congressional 'super committee' will begin work on a debt-reduction strategy.

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Are Blue Collar Jobs the Answer to the Shrinking Black Middle Class?

Friday, July 29, 2011

Public sector lay-offs have disproportionately affected the black middle class. What is the solution?

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This Week's Agenda: Dodd-Frank Anniversary, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Launches, and Gay Marriage in New York

Monday, July 18, 2011

Charlie Herman, business & economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC, and Kai Wright, editorial director for ColorLines, give their analysis on the major stories of the week.


Are 'Birthers' Bad for the Republican Party?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Forty-five percent of Republicans still believe Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States. How will this issue play out for potential Republican candidates?

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This Week's Agenda: Tornado Recovery, Obama on the Campaign Trail

Monday, April 18, 2011

Kai Wright, editor of Colorlines, and Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC, bring us the agenda for the week.


This Week's Agenda: Economy, Wisconsin, Budget

Monday, March 14, 2011

What's next in this battle for union rights in Wisconsin and the budget in Washington.


This Week's Agenda: State of the Union, Economy

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission will release the results of its investigations on the origins of the financial crisis in its final report Thursday. 


Do or Die Bed-Stuy

Friday, August 14, 2009

Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" came out 20 years ago. Kai Wright, senior writer for The Root, and Dayo Olopade, political reporter for The Root, talk about the impact of the movie.


Do or Die Bed-Stuy

Monday, June 29, 2009

Kai Wright and Dayo Olopade of The Root talk about the impact and legacy of Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing," on the film's 20th anniversary.

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Drifting Toward Love

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Brooklyn-based writer and author Kai Wright talks about the lives of three gay teenagers living in East New York. 

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The Downs and Ups of the New York Crime Rate

Monday, January 07, 2008

Chris Mitchell talks about his New York Magazine story, "Post-Crime" and Kai Wright talks about the neighborhoods where the crime rate is and isn't likely to be falling.

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