Kai Wright

Host & Managing Editor, The Stakes

Kai Wright appears in the following:

The Women of Texas's Secret Resistance

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A group of women in rural Texas share a secret: they’re progressive, and they’re organizing. Membership is by-invitation-only, and they’ve sworn not to discuss the group with outsiders.

The First Queer Woman in Congress

Monday, October 22, 2018

The first woman ever elected to Congress was queer. So why isn't that ever really mentioned anywhere?

Ida B. Wells

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Journalist and activist Ida B. Wells is in some ways a forgotten figure, but she was unwavering in her mission: calling America out on racial injustice.

I've Done My Work: Ida B. Wells and The Women Pushing Back Today

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Watch a live episode of The United States of Anxiety as WNYC’s Kai Wright talks with guests Paula Giddings, Jamilah Lemieux, Linda Sarsour and Saily Avelenda. 

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Women in the Senate

Thursday, October 11, 2018

In all of U.S. history, only 52 senators have been women. Listen as they share their stories and offer tips for future leaders.

The Brian Lehrer Show Live: Midterms Preview, Ask a Reporter, Immigration Under Trump and Leading Through Disruption

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Brian talks with New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon, WNYC's Kai Wright and Yasmeen Khan, International Rescue Committee's David Miliband and economist Stephen J. Harper. 

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The Original Nasty Woman

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Jeannette Rankin had a belief: That having women in elected office is essential to the health of our democracy. But how important is it?

Midterms Preview: New Jersey and Beyond

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

"The level of engagement and activism...is like nothing I have ever seen in my career as a reporter in 30 years."

The 'Indoor Man' and His Playmates

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Playboy wasn’t just about the pictures. Hugh Hefner’s magazine helped create the notion that women were there for the taking.

The Pedestal

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

In Tennessee, the women's suffrage movement collided head on with an effort to preserve white supremacy.

The Anita Hill Effect

Friday, September 21, 2018

Looking back on the "Year of the Woman," and the political collaboration — and backlash — that followed. 

Hilton Als & Bill Cunningham's Style, Kavanaugh Update, Brooklyn Book Festival

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hilton Als on Bill Cunningham’s memoir. Kai Wright on Kavanaugh. Emma Straub on the Brooklyn Book Festival.

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We've Been Here Before

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

This episode is about “The Year of the Woman” – but not 2018. Barbara Mikulski and three female senators elected in 1992 look back at the start of the modern era of women in politics.

Kavanaugh Allegations Bring Echoes of Anita Hill

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Kai Wright, host of WNYC's The United States of Anxiety, examines how new sexual assault allegations brought against Brett Kavanaugh echo the 1991 Clarence Thomas hearings.

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The Dream Was Not Mine

Monday, September 17, 2018

Jennifer Willoughby and Saily Avelenda each woke up one day wanting to make a change. They ended up toppling two political giants. Plus: why the 2018 midterms could make history.

The United States of Anxiety Season Three: There's an Election Coming

Friday, September 14, 2018

Women have had the vote for nearly a century. Yet, power remains concentrated in the hands of men. Will 2018 change that?

The US of Anxiety Wants to Hear from You

Thursday, August 09, 2018

We're coming back and we want to hear from you!

Help Us Monitor How Voters Are Targeted Online

Friday, June 29, 2018

With the midterms in full swing, WNYC is partnering with ProPublica to collect political ads in your Facebook newsfeed, add them to a public database and analyze how they're used.

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Introducing Nancy: a podcast about all things LGBTQ

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Once upon a time, WNYC's Kai Wright saw a movie called Punks. A romantic comedy about black gay men, it was like nothing he'd ever seen before. But then it disappeared. 

Punks

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Once upon a time, Kai saw a movie called Punks. A romantic comedy about black gay men, it was like nothing he'd ever seen before. But then it disappeared.