Kai Wright

Host & Managing Editor, The United States of Anxiety

Kai Wright appears in the following:

Who Matters In America

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Trump, Inc. co-host Andrea Bernstein sits down with Kai Wright, host of The United States of Anxiety, to discuss how American history informs the 2020 election.

A Zombie Political Party

Monday, October 19, 2020

Conservatives who’ve shunned the GOP say it’s given up on democracy. Which begs the question: How long ago did that happen?

Inside the Pandemic's First Days

Monday, October 12, 2020

What can we learn from our short, grim history with Covid-19? Former New York City health commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot reflects on the opening weeks of the nation’s largest outbreak.

How to Steal an Election

Monday, October 05, 2020

The president has made clear he will dispute the results if he loses in November. But actually, the fight over the count has already begun.

A Historian's Guide to the 2020 Election

Monday, September 28, 2020

Many of the conflicts that we face today echo from the often forgotten Reconstruction era. We go back 165 years to understand the unfulfilled promises of our past and how we got here.

America Are We Ready For Truth And Reconciliation?

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

A look at the truth of America's racial divide and how to reconcile.

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A Court On The Edge

Monday, September 21, 2020

Voting rights cases are moving fast. The Affordable Care Act faces yet another life or death hearing. And that’s before we even get to the fight over who’ll replace Justice Ginsburg.

Dissent, Dissent, Dissent

Sunday, September 20, 2020

As the country mourns the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we gather together to honor the life and legacy of the woman, the pioneer, the icon and the daughter of Brooklyn.

Serving Up Social Justice

Monday, September 14, 2020

Despite empty stands, athletes are making waves across the sports industry speaking out against anti-black violence. Many Americans support, but not everyone is a fan.

The Necessary Work

Monday, September 07, 2020

Public and care workers have been on the frontlines of the pandemic, but who takes care of them? We explore the histories, realities and hopes of these very essential workers.

Scared in the Suburbs

Monday, August 31, 2020

The suburbs have long been considered safe spaces for white Americans to retreat from ‘dangerous’ big cities. Now violent unrest around the country threatens that sheltered way of life.

What Do You Have to Lose?

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Share your story with us. We want to hear from you!

“It’s My Party”

Monday, August 24, 2020

For our first LIVE episode we take calls and reflect on last week’s Democratic National Convention by exploring what it means to be a member in a party divided.

Recapping the DNC Finale

Friday, August 21, 2020

Biden's big moment.

Revisiting Caught: 'You Just Sit There and Wait for the Next Day to Come'

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Solitary confinement has been proven gravely dangerous for young people. For some, it represents another way to survive, but often at the expense of making it home. Where is Z now?

Revisiting Caught: 'They Look at Me Like a Menace'

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Just one diagnosis can make or break a seemingly endless cycle of incarceration, but for 16-year-old Z, it’s complicated. And frustrating. Our presentation of Caught continues.

Revisiting Caught: 'I Just Want You to Come Home'

Thursday, July 30, 2020

What happens once we decide a child is a criminal? We return to Caught as the nation continues to grapple with long-standing systemic racism in our policing and justice systems.

The Laws of Soil and Blood

Friday, July 17, 2020

Afro-Italians like Bellamy Ogak are not born citizens by law. Their story is a reminder why U.S. birthright citizenship is a radical idea: It ended slavery.

Zoned for Resistance

Friday, July 10, 2020

Chicago’s Little Village has been hit hard by COVID-19, but after a botched demolition left it coated in dust, one lifelong activist and her community are standing together while apart.

Why Frederick Douglass's "Fourth Of July" Speech Still Resonates

Friday, July 03, 2020

In his speech, Douglass challenged what he saw as the hypocrisy of the Fourth of July. Here's why his words resonate today.