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Arwa Gunja

Takeaway Executive Producer

Arwa Gunja started with The Takeaway in 2009. In the years since, she has worked nearly every job from producer to editor now to Executive Producer. During her many years with the show, she helped to produce an award-winning series chronicling the stories of African American women living with breast cancer; she worked on a three-part series on voters in Lake County, Ohio during the 2012 presidential campaign season; and she produced and edited a digital media project commemorating the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. Arwa also oversaw editorial content during breaking news events including Hurricane Sandy, the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and the fall of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

In between her time as Senior Producer of The Takeaway and Executive Producer of The Takeaway, Arwa was the Executive Producer of Freakonomics Radio, hosted by Stephen Dubner. There, she oversaw the award-winning weekly podcast and the expansion of Freakonomics Radio on to terrestrial radio.

Arwa got her start as a producer at NPR, where she worked on several programs, including Morning Edition and Tell Me More. She also worked with the network's Election Unit to cover the 2008 presidential election, including election night coverage and President Barack Obama's inauguration.

In the spring of 2012, Arwa was selected as a fellow with the International Center for Journalists, based in Washington, D.C. Through the fellowship, she traveled to France to report on the impacts of the country's "burqa ban" legislation one year later.

Arwa Gunja appears in the following:

From Solitary Confinement to the Metropolitan Opera

Monday, December 05, 2016

Opera singer Ryan Speedo Green and his biographer Daniel Bergner to talk about race in Donald Trump's America. 

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Despite Winter Weather, Unity Remains at Standing Rock

Thursday, December 01, 2016

We check in on the situation at Standing Rock, where a growing number of protesters are hunkering down in freezing temperatures as Monday's evacuation deadline approaches. 

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Shaky Ground: Exploring the Global Turbulence of 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

From climate change and racial tension to the rise of nationalism and economic instability, The Takeaway explores the turbulence of 2016 and beyond in this special podcast.

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Shaky Ground: Exploring the Global Turbulence of 2016

Friday, November 04, 2016

From climate change and racial tension to the rise of nationalism and economic instability, The Takeaway explores the turbulence of 2016 and beyond in this special podcast.

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This Folk Opera Predicted the Biggest Themes of the 2016 Election

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Ten years before Donald Trump declared his desire to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Anaïs Mitchell was writing "Why We Build the Wall" for her folk-opera "Hadestown." 

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Fighting Over Royalties in America's Coal Country

Monday, August 31, 2015

There is a debate raging in the West over raising the royalties that energy companies pay for coal extracted from federal lands. 

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Play to Code

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

At the Colorado Innovation Network Summit, John Hockenberry speaks with a young entrepreneur who's teaching girls to code through gaming and play.

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One Man Wants to Text the World Its Health Care

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In Africa, Kaakpema Yelpaala's startup is using technology to help health care providers connect with their patients. He says this same process can work in Utah and Kentucky.

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Governor John Hickenlooper on His Purple State's Political Future

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Over the last few years, Colorado voters have legalized marijuana and recalled officials over gun control. Governor Hickenlooper looks at the political future of his purple state.

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Music Brings Cuba and America Together Again

Friday, August 21, 2015

Cuban-American musician Arturo O'Farrill says there's another chance for his two beloved places to fall in love.

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Firing of Female Marine Raises Questions About Equality in the Military

Monday, August 17, 2015

Lt. Col. Kate Germano, who led the Marine Corps' only all-female recruit battalion, was relieved of her duties after her leadership style was found to be "hostile."

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'Blob' Threatens Marine Life in Pacific Northwest

Monday, August 10, 2015

Hot weather conditions have created a record-breaking warm patch of ocean water being dubbed the "blob"—and it isn't good for marine life. 

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One Year Later: Ferguson Officials on Healing the Community

Friday, August 07, 2015

How is the community faring a year after Michael Brown's death? Ferguson Mayor James Knowles and city Councilman Wesley Bell weigh in.

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Stewart Made Us Laugh, But Never Dumbed it Down

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Through the end, Jon Stewart insisted he was a comedian, not a journalist. But that didn't stop millions of Americans from turning to "The Daily Show" as their most trusted news source. 

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A Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

A new VICE Documentary looks at the siege of Aden, a port city in Yemen, and the resulting humanitarian crisis.

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The Science of the Teenage Brain

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Our teen years are is full of emotional roller coasters and self-hating. But armed with the right tools, adolescents can do things that change the world. 

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Report Charges EPA With Environmental Injustice

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

A new investigation from the Center for Public Integrity shows that hundreds of complaints from minority communities have gone ignored by the EPA.

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Low-Income Families Are Hardest Hit By Climate Regulation

Monday, August 03, 2015

Obama announces his new climate rules to regulate the energy industry today, but critics say the costs may outweigh the environmental benefits.

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Will Obama's Climate Legacy Last?

Monday, August 03, 2015

President Obama will announce new rules today for carbon emissions from power plants, but more than a dozen conservative states and the coal industry are scrambling to fight back.

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Drones at Your Doorstep

Monday, July 27, 2015

The first U.S.-approved drone delivery test flight landed among a cheering crowd in rural southwest Virginia last week. Here's how the delivery could change our skies.

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