Kai Wright

Host & Managing Editor, The Stakes

Kai Wright appears in the following:

Episode 2: Who Owns the Deed to the American Dream?

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Suburbia's current existential crisis comes as no surprise to those who know the history beyond its white picket fences.


Episode 1: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Join us as we take our first steps into Long Island to find out if America has truly lost its mind.

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Looking at Brooklyn Gentrification with 'There Goes The Neighborhood'

Friday, April 29, 2016

Kai Wright, host of WNYC’s podcast,“There Goes The Neighborhood” and producer and creator Rebecca Carroll, discuss the series on gentrification. 

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Cashing In and Pushing Out: Who Benefits from Brooklyn's Gentrification

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Hear about the first episode of “There Goes the Neighborhood,” a new podcast about gentrification in Brooklyn from WNYC and The Nation magazine.

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Welcome to 'There Goes the Neighborhood'

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

This is a podcast taking an in-depth look at gentrification in Brooklyn -- who's moving in, who's moving out, and the role of race.

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The Town That's Still In The Recession

Monday, July 27, 2015

The effects of the Great Recession may be fading for most of the country, but for the residents of Albany, Georgia, it's still a reality they don't expect to go away any time soon.

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The Problem Obamacare Was Supposed to Fix

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Affordable Care Act provides for drug treatment. But finding a bed in rehab is still a problem. 


America: A Place of Liberty and Justice for Some?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The death of Eric Garner and the failure to indict the NYPD officer who used a chokehold to restrain him is a painful reminder of the recent events in Ferguson.

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What We've Learned About Obamacare in NJ

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Kai Wright looks back on the law's successes and shortcomings one year in, and looks ahead to what will change as the country gears up for 2015's open enrollment period.


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

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.    


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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