WNYC Studios is adding one of its podcasts to the weekend on-air lineup. The United States of Anxiety will air as a radio show on public radio WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 beginning August 23.
The United States of Anxiety is hosted by Kai Wright, who along with a team of WNYC reporters, will look at who counts as an American, who is allowed to live here, who gets access to opportunity, and whose lives matter? The press release promises ‘a deep dive into the cultural, political and social spaces and stories where these issues are playing out’.
“Having a live radio platform each week gives us the chance to talk about the issues we’ve been covering — racism, economic inequality, inequities in healthcare and education, criminal justice reform, sexism; at a moment when the stakes couldn’t be higher,” said Wright.
The program will air Sundays at 6 PM as a radio show. The show will continue to be available as a podcast.