Farai Chideya

Farai Chideya

Guest/Host, Our Body Politic

Farai Chideya’s own journey has taken her to 30 countries, 49 states, and to cover every Presidential election since 1996. Chideya has brought her analysis and reporting to a variety of news outlets including ABC News, FiveThirtyEight, CNN, Newsweek, and the Intercept. She has worked both behind the scenes and in public forums on questions of media equity — the ways in which media can serve rural and urban Americans; people of all races and national backgrounds, and gender — for the health of civil society. Her most recent book, “The Episodic Career,” is about how we must be psychologically self-employed in order to pivot, grow, earn and thrive. On camera and on the air, she talks on a variety of broadcast outlets about politics, demographics and cultural analysis.

Farai Chideya on KCRW

Today is the first-ever National Black Voter Day. It’s part of BET’s #ReclaimYourVote campaign.

Whether key Democratic voting blocks will show up in November — even during a pandemic

Today is the first-ever National Black Voter Day. It’s part of BET’s #ReclaimYourVote campaign.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Obama is in Dallas today to memorialize the deaths of five policemen, gunned down by a black sniper last week during an otherwise peaceful rally.

Race in America: the Issue that Won’t Go Away

President Obama is in Dallas today to memorialize the deaths of five policemen, gunned down by a black sniper last week during an otherwise peaceful rally.

from To the Point

The CIA Torture Report -- a national shame or partisan revisionism? Also, revolt against the big spending bill.

The CIA Torture Report, the Congressional Spending Bill

The CIA Torture Report -- a national shame or partisan revisionism? Also, revolt against the big spending bill.

from Left, Right & Center

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President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are holding a final debate Thursday in Nashville, with Kristen Welker of NBC News moderating.

About one-third of all California eligible voters have voted by mail, and more than 100 in-person voting centers in LA opened over the weekend.

from Greater LA

It was the last debate of the campaign, and it was less crazy than the last one. NBC’s Kristen Welker kept it on lockdown with some help from a mute button.

from Left, Right & Center

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More than 5 million Californians have already cast ballots in the general election. That’s roughly 24% of all registered voters. There are still 12 days to go.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from KCRW Features

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Left, Right & Center

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