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Arun Venugopal

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

Ex-Cop Accused of Anti-Semitic Vandalism

Sunday, May 04, 2014

The alleged vandal was caught on a security camera.

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Sterling's Lifetime Ban: Sports Fans React

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The punishment meted out for the Clippers owner was the talk of bar-goers around Madison Square Garden.

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Grimm Vows to Fight Federal Charges 'Tooth and Nail'

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Staten Island Republican allegedly engaged in a scheme to underreport wages for workers at a restaurant he operated, including some who were in the country illegally. He is also accused of concealing more than $1 million in sales and wages between 2007 and 2010.

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Queens Man Dies at 'Dangerous' Richmond Hill Intersection

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A nearby resident, who says he has seen a number of collisions in the area, says people know not to jaywalk across Atlantic Avenue.

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Sherpas Gather to Honor Everest Victims

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A prayer vigil in Elmhurst, Queens took place more than a week after a fatal avalanche.

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Fear For Sherpas' Future Grows With Each Climbing Tragedy

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sherpas have a great reputation as the world's best climbers. But when something goes wrong up in the mountains, it deeply affects the small ethnic group and its communities around the world.

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NYC Sherpas Mourn Those Killed on Everest

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The largest community of Sherpas in America resides in Queens. For many of them, climbing dangerous mountains brings both glory and the constant fear of death.

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The Dark Side of Fair Skin

Friday, April 11, 2014

A few days before she won an academy award for 12 Years A Slave, actress Lupita Nyong'o read a letter from a fan at the Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. The letter detailed a personal concern about the lightness of her skin tone and reignited a conversation that has gone on for centuries. Arun Venugopal, host of the WNYC series Micropolis, takes a closer look at the multibillion dollar, global industry of skin whitening. 

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Is Everything More Delicious When You Eat With Your Hands?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

An Indian-American reporter recalls the deep shame he felt as a kid eating Indian food with his hands. But his daughter reminds him of the true joy of hand-eating, and he decides to try it in public.

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Arranged Marriage and Micropolis

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Arun Venugopal, reporter and the creator of Micropolis—WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City—explores the old-fashioned practice of arranged marriage. He’ll be joined by Fraidy Reiss, who founded Unchained At Last, an organization to help women leave their arranged marriages, as she herself did. 

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The Dark Side of Fair Skin

Monday, April 07, 2014

In the ‘60’s and 70’s "Black is Beautiful" became a rallying cry for African Americans. Yet within the South Asian community, lightening products are a multi-billion dollar industry promising complexions and "whitish" skin tone. 

 

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Micropolis: The Color of Skin

Monday, April 07, 2014

Millions of women around the world use skin-lightening creams. Arun Venugopal, WNYC reporter, discusses the different attitudes towards cosmetics and race and his reporting for the new series, Micropolis.

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Talib Kweli in Conversation

Monday, April 07, 2014

Arun Venugopal speaks with Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli about music, memories and the good and bad of gentrification.

 

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The Case for Arranged Marriage

Monday, April 07, 2014

Could it be that your family knows better than you when it comes to your love life?

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See The Streets Through an Ex-Con's Eyes

Monday, April 07, 2014

Alvin Entzminger, an ex-con and a long-time Central Harlem resident, shows you what you're overloooking.

 

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Funny or Racist?

Monday, April 07, 2014

Reporter Arun Venugopal talks to Amber Ruffin, writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers, about how comedy is subverting racial stereotypes.  

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One Indian Man Eats and Tells

Monday, April 07, 2014

As a South Asian growing up in Texas, Arun Venugopal never thought twice about eating with his hands while at home but in public in front of his friends and strangers alike, it was a different story. Arun hits Wall Street to see if this taboo of his childhood is still relevant in NYC today.

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Fight the Pigmentocracy

Monday, April 07, 2014

Video blogger Franchesca Ramsey talks with Arun Venugopal about how African Americans and South Asians view pigment.

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Aspiring to the Middle Class? Check out the Bronx

Friday, January 10, 2014

Trying to stake a claim to the ever-shrinking American middle class? Paul Bhola, who lives in the northernmost neighborhood in the five boroughs, says it can be done — if you're ready to make some sacrifices.

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On Snow Response, Mayor de Blasio Earns High Praise

Friday, January 03, 2014

It was his first week on the job and his first big test. How well did New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio handle the snow storm? Overall, the reviews are fairly positive. 

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