How a Radio Host, Broadcasting Live From Home, Spends Sundays

“The United States of Anxiety” seems like the perfect title for a radio program these days. Since the shutdown, Kai Wright has led the WNYC show — which takes on hot-button social issues, from racism to gun control, often providing a historical perspective — live from his home in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.

This, of course, produces its own anxieties.

“In the studio, if something goes wrong, you have an engineer there,” said Mr. Wright, 47. His crash course in audio production takes place in the converted guest room of a rowhouse he shares with his boyfriend, Jedd Flanscha, 39, a graphic designer for UNICEF.

COFFEE, TWITTER I wake up between 7 and 8 a.m., and then I’m at my desk, taking in that we’re going to be live that night. First thing I have to figure out is, is the world still the same? Or has it changed overnight? I

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