Kai Wright

Host & Managing Editor, The Stakes

Kai Wright appears in the following:

Episode 9: 'You Just Sit There and Wait for the Next Day to Come'

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Solitary confinement has been proven gravely dangerous for young people. The Marshall Project teamed up with Caught to investigate how widespread the practice remains in New York.

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Episode 8: 'I Want Someone to Love Me Even for a Second'

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Girls make up a small fraction of the incarcerated juvenile population, but they often land in detention because they have experienced some form of trauma or abuse.

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Episode 7: 'It’s the Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done'

Monday, March 26, 2018

Parents know that, sometimes, kids just need time to work through stuff. A network of expensive, intense programs is selling that time to families with the means to buy it.

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Episode 6: 'Please Lock Up My Kid'

Friday, March 23, 2018

One of the most notable entry points in the school-to-prison pipeline opened when desperate parents turned to law enforcement for help keeping their kids out of trouble.

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Episode 5: 'The Teenage Brain Is Like a Sports Car'

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Brain science convinced the Supreme Court to give thousands of so-called "juvenile lifers" a shot at freedom. Stephen is one of them.

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Episode 4: 'Oh My God, What Have I Done?'

Monday, March 19, 2018

Children who struggle with mental health issues are often swept up in the justice system. Honor perpetrates a violent crime, but instead of jail, he gets a shot at a diversion program. 

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Episode 3: 'He Really Wants to Shoot Someone'

Friday, March 16, 2018

In 1978, Willie Bosket murdered two people on the New York City subway. His crimes changed everything for kids and criminal justice.

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"Caught" Exposes Juvenile Injustice

Friday, March 16, 2018

How does a child caught up in the juvenile justice system stand a chance to succeed after being branded a 'criminal?'

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Episode 2: 'They Look at Me Like a Menace'

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Z navigates a Catch 22 that's familiar to kids in the system: He only gets the help he needs when he acts out, but "turning up" means he can't go home.

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Episode 1: 'I Just Want You to Come Home'

Monday, March 12, 2018

Z is a teenager serving time for armed robbery. Dwayne Betts is a lawyer who spent nine years of his youth incarcerated. The same criminal justice policies landed them in jail.

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Coming Soon: Mass Incarceration Starts Young

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Roughly a million kids a year get caught up in the criminal justice system. Over nine episodes, we'll listen as some of those young people tell their stories.

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Episode 4: Act Like a Man

Thursday, January 25, 2018

All this week, we've been discussing adversity and harassment faced by women. Tonight, WNYC's Kai Wright opens the phones for men.

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Men in the #MeToo Era

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Men's role in ending sexual harassment in the workplace.

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The Week in Review: What Matters Most?

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Kai Wright and Maria Hinojosa weigh in on last week's congressional hearings, recent sexual misconduct allegations leveled at Roy Moore and Al Franken and what matters most in the news.

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The Counter-Jihad Movement & the Making of a President

Monday, September 11, 2017

David Yerushalmi sees the threat of radical Islam everywhere. And thanks to him and his allies, the president now does, too.  

Charlottesville in NYC

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The conversation about Charlottesville is needed in New York as much as in the South. 

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America's Fourth: Beyond Pie and BBQs

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

As we come to celebrate the independence of America on the Fourth of July, we talk about the holiday's past, present, and future.   

The Drug War

Monday, July 03, 2017

The "War on Drugs" began over fifty years ago as part of a political strategy to create anxiety around race and crime and also in response to a growing opioid problem.

Nixon's Enemies

Friday, June 23, 2017

Richard Nixon felt he was surrounded by enemies. So he had a list drawn up and then wanted to use the power of the federal government to go after them.

These 'Witches' Are Empowering the Next Generation

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

At a time when "traditional" values are making a comeback, a new radical group is forming around skateboarding and art, trying to disrupt the system and empower young people.