The Stakes

Hosted by Kai Wright

A show about what it takes to create change.

  • The Invention of 'Sexual Harassment'

    Jul 16, 2019
    A group of women in upstate New York forced a new idea into the mainstream at the end of the 1970s. Their story offers a playbook for social change--and its limitations.
  • Editing Thomas Jefferson

    Jul 2, 2019
    The nation's founders didn't want to deal with American society's fundamental contradictions. So they just wrote around it.
  • We’re Here. We’re Fluid. Get Used To It.

    Jun 4, 2019
    For Stonewall’s 50th anniversary, an intergenerational queer conversation with a gender fluid, pansexual 21-year-old who takes us through her online and IRL world.
  • To Be Young, Conscious and Rap

    May 21, 2019
    Hip hop schooled a generation to be unapologetically black and proud, until commercialism changed the rap game.
  • Giving Birth While Black

    May 7, 2019
    Black women and their babies are dying at shockingly high rates during and after child birth. One big reason is the implicit bias of doctors. So what do we do about it?
  • A Conversation with Eric Holder, Jr.

    Apr 30, 2019
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. told us that Dr. King’s long arc of the moral universe only bends towards justice when people put their hands on it and pull it.
  • The People vs. Dutch Boy Lead

    Apr 23, 2019
    What do a handful of baby teeth, a creepy cartoon character and The Young Lords have in common? This is the story of one of our worst public health epidemics.