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Arun Venugopal

Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the host of Micropolis, WNYC's ongoing examination of race, sexuality and identity. The series has explored such issues as the global skin-lightening market, the problems with ethnic sitcoms and the meaning of turbans.

Arun is a regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He has appeared on PBS Newshour, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, On the Media and Studio 360, and has been published in The GuardianThe Wall Street Journal and Salon. His commentary on Indian-American issues has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Post and the Associated Press. He also frequently serves as an emcee and moderator of panel discussions on race, religion and identity issues.

Previously, Venugopal wrote for India Abroad, and served as an editor at the multi-faith website Beliefnet. He lives with his family in Queens.

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Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

What Should You Do if You Witness a Bias Attack?

Monday, December 05, 2016

Hate crimes and bias attacks are up sharply in the city. So how should New Yorkers respond if they see one?

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Trump Succeeded in Regions Hit Hardest by the Drug Epidemic: Study

Monday, December 05, 2016

White Americans worst affected by the nation's opioid and heroin epidemic were most likely to vote for Donald Trump, according to a new study out of Penn State.

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The Supreme Court Case that Could Seriously Impact a Trump Presidency

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A case that's wound its way through the legal system since the 9/11 era lands in the Supreme Court just as Donald Trump enters office.

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KKK Fliers Appear on Long Island

Thursday, November 17, 2016

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A passerby in Patchogue found the fliers, which say "Our Race Is Our Nation," tucked under windshield wipers in a parking lot. 

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Muslims Mobilize for the Trump Era

Monday, November 14, 2016

Muslim Americans are bracing for a climate of growing Islamophobia.

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Episode 8: Where Are We Now?

Thursday, November 10, 2016

WNYC and The Nation take the temperature of a country soon to be under the leadership of Donald J. Trump.

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Political Party with Keli Goff: Election Night Party

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Join us via live stream for our Election Night party with WNYC, in partnership with Guardian US and Refinery29. Games, commentary and live updates. 

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Episode 7: This Is Your Brain on Politics

Thursday, November 03, 2016

With the 2016 election taking every twist and turn on its way to November 8th, WNYC and The Nation explore how our minds and bodies are responding.

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Episode 6: The Kids Are Not Alright

Thursday, October 27, 2016

In Suffolk County it is said that everyone knows someone who has been affected by the national opioid epidemic. WNYC & The Nation travel to Long Island to find out just how true this is.

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Race, Class, and the United States of Anxiety

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

In their new podcast, "The United States of Anxiety," WNYC & The Nation look at polarizing issues in this election. This episode: the politics of being white, male, and working class. 
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Long Island Woman Feels A Trump Presidency Will Rescue America From Its Elites

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Patty Dwyer voted for President Obama eight years ago. This year the 60-year-old respiratory therapist is all in for Donald Trump. She says Trump will unify a nation that has divided into factions.

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Episode 4: Down the Rabbit Hole

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The failure to listen, but success to be heard may be the cornerstone driving today's cultural and political climates.

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The United States of Anxiety

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

In their new podcast, "The United States of Anxiety," WNYC & The Nation look at polarizing issues in this election season. In this episode: the media and anxiety.
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Episode 3: This Land Is My Land, That Land Is Your Land

Thursday, October 06, 2016

One thing politicians on both sides of the aisle have agreed on is that immigrants seeking legal status should "go to the back of the line." Problem is, that line doesn't exist.

Episode 2: Who Owns the Deed to the American Dream?

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Suburbia's current existential crisis comes as no surprise to those who know the history beyond its white picket fences.

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As Presidential Debate Comes to Campus, Hofstra Students Weigh in on Election

Friday, September 23, 2016

To get a sense of how young people feel about voting for the first time, WNYC's Arun Venugopal sat down with three Hofstra students.

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Episode 1: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Join us as we take our first steps into Long Island to find out if America has truly lost its mind.

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Are Artists Abandoning NYC?

Friday, June 17, 2016

Artists are increasingly worried that the nation's capital for art and culture is no longer for them.

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Orlando Attacks Force Muslims to Confront Homophobia

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Increasingly, Muslim leaders are ending their silence on LGBT issues.

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A Month Into a Strike, Verizon Workers Are Discouraged

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Union chief Joan Rodriguez is one of thousands of Verizon workers who are on strike, and struggling to stay optimistic.

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