Kai Wright

Host & Managing Editor, The Stakes

Kai Wright appears in the following:

What You Need to Know About Obamacare 2.0

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Open enrollment for year two of the Affordable Care Act starts Sunday. It should be easier to sign up for Obamacare than last year, but it’s very different in New York and New Jersey.

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Obamacare's Latino Problem

Monday, November 10, 2014

In Newark's North Ward, Latinos balked at Obamacare enrollment for fear it meant outing undocumented family members. But if the ACA is to succeed, it needs them to sign up.

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Obamacare Saved My Life. Then I Got the Bill.

Monday, November 10, 2014

For people with expensive, chronic conditions, ACA enrollment often comes with unexpected sticker shock. 

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New Jersey's Obamacare Limbo

Monday, November 10, 2014

Tens of thousands of Newark’s poor have applied for Medicaid since the ACA launched a year ago. Now if only someone would approve their applications.

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Obamacare Checkup in NJ: One Year In

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

At last night's NJPAC event in Newark, the impact of the Affordable Care Act in New Jersey was discussed. One year into the Affordable Care Act, Kai Wright recaps the event.

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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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Does the Affordable Care Act Mean the End of NJ's Health Centers?

Monday, July 21, 2014

 If more people have access to doctors and providers, why can't Newark's largest clinic keep its doors open?

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8 Heart Attacks Later, N.J. Man Gets Health Insurance

Monday, May 26, 2014

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New Jersey is allowing more people to qualify for Medicaid health coverage, and that is raising questions about the cost, capacity and care.

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Enrollment Deadline Is Here. But Holes in Data Leave Big Question Mark

Monday, March 31, 2014

Today is the deadline for applying for ACA insurance. The White House says it's hit its target. But in places like Newark, it's not clear how successful the process has been.    

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Deductibles, Co-Pays & Costs, Oh My!

Friday, March 14, 2014

It's not just the glitchy federal website. In New Jersey, the Affordable Care Act has left workers struggling over complicated choices.

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Life Sentence to Unemployment

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Kai Wright talks about the hurdles to employment for those coming out of prison and how they disproportionately affect Blacks and Latinos.

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Have A Criminal Record & Want A Job? Look Elsewhere.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

While it is illegal for employers to reject applicants solely because they may have a criminal record, the practice is widespread. Kai Wright, editor of Colorlines.com, recently wrote...

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DNA Secrets

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

How much you actually want to know about your genes?

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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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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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