Kai Wright

Host & Managing Editor, The United States of Anxiety

Kai Wright appears in the following:

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

WNYC
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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Poverty in The Bronx

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

In an article in The Nation, editorial director of Colorlines, Kai Wright argues that poverty in The Bronx reslts from policy, not personal choice. 

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This Week's Agenda: Obama's Bus Tour, Super Committee, Perry's Bid

Monday, August 15, 2011

President Obama tours the Midwest. Texas Governor Rick Perry, begins fundraising for his campaign. A Congressional 'super committee' will begin work on a debt-reduction strategy.

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Are Blue Collar Jobs the Answer to the Shrinking Black Middle Class?

Friday, July 29, 2011

Public sector lay-offs have disproportionately affected the black middle class. What is the solution?

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This Week's Agenda: Dodd-Frank Anniversary, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Launches, and Gay Marriage in New York

Monday, July 18, 2011

Charlie Herman, business & economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC, and Kai Wright, editorial director for ColorLines, give their analysis on the major stories of the week.

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Are 'Birthers' Bad for the Republican Party?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Forty-five percent of Republicans still believe Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States. How will this issue play out for potential Republican candidates?

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This Week's Agenda: Tornado Recovery, Obama on the Campaign Trail

Monday, April 18, 2011

Kai Wright, editor of Colorlines, and Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC, bring us the agenda for the week.

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