The Stakes

Hosted by Kai Wright

A show about what it takes to create change.

  • 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.