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Who Matters in America 2020? A Conversation Between Kai Wright and Andrea Bernstein

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Originally Aired: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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Kai Wright, host of United States of Anxiety, joins Andrea Bernstein, co-host of the Trump, Inc. podcast and author of the New York Times Bestseller AMERICAN OLIGARCHS: The Kushners, The Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power, to discuss the tattered state of democracy, the encroaching oligarchy, racism, nativism, voter suppression and how Donald Trump’s central principle of “us” versus “them” has infected all of American government.

Who Matters in America 2020? A Conversation Between Kai Wright and Andrea Bernstein

Credit: Photo courtesy of guest.

Kai Wright is host and managing editor of The United States of Anxiety, a podcast about the unfinished business of our history and its grip on our future, produced by WNYC Studios. The Atlantic hailed the show as one of the “The Best Podcasts of 2018,” declaring that it “has always been able to swiftly explain current events through the lens of the past.” In addition, Wright was the host of WNYC Studios’ other limited edition podcasts with social justice themes: The Stakes, There Goes the Neighborhood, and Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice, which was honored with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. He also served as one of the hosts of Indivisible, a national live radio call-in show that WNYC convened during the first 100 days of the Trump Administration to invite Americans to come together across divides. Wright’s journalism has focused on social, racial, and economic justice throughout his career. Formerly, he was an editor at The Nation and the editorial director of Colorlines.
Who Matters in America 2020? A Conversation Between Kai Wright and Andrea Bernstein

Credit: Photo courtesy of guest.

Andrea Bernstein is a Peabody and duPont-Columbia award–winning journalist and co-host of the Trump, Inc. podcast.
She is also the author of the forthcoming book AMERICAN OLIGARCHS: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power. Bernstein covers the business of the Trump administration, and, with her colleague Ilya Marritz, has broken key stories, including those on how Donald Trump, Jr., and Ivanka Trump avoided criminal indictment, Paul Manafort’s money laundering, Michael Cohen’s fraudulent business practices, and Rudy Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine.
Bernstein is a regular contributor to NPR, and has covered six national elections.

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