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Arwa Gunja

 Arwa Gunja is Senior Producer of The Takeaway.

At The Takeaway, she helped to produce a three-part series on voters in Lake County, Ohio during the 2012 presidential campaign season and produced and edited a digital media project commemorating the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.  Arwa also oversees editorial content during breaking news events, including Hurricane Sandy, the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and the fall of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Arwa joined The Takeaway in December 2009. Before that, she was 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 spring 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 graduated from New York University in 2007 with a degree in journalism. 

Arwa Gunja appears in the following:

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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Celebrating 25 Years of the Americans With Disabilities Act

Friday, July 24, 2015

Activist and early pioneer Judy Heumann explains what the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act means for the millions of Americans with disabilities.

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Warren Haynes of The Allman Brothers on His Latest Solo Album

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Grammy award-winning guitar player and singer discusses his new solo album and the search for the American sound.

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Roundtable: Building a Better Future in Africa

Thursday, July 23, 2015

As President Obama heads to Kenya, The Takeaway sits down with a roundtable of African writers who think deeply about the future of their countries and their relationship with the West.

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Recording the Sounds of the South

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Folklorist Bill Ferris has spent much of his life patching together a auditory quilt of stories, voices, and sounds that tell a narrative of the south.  

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Muslim Comedian Roundtable: Testing the Limits of Islam & Humor

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Joking about religion is controversial. But stand up comedians are jumping in at the Muslim Funny Fest in New York this week.

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4 Dead And Gunman Killed In Shooting On Chattanooga Military Offices

Friday, July 17, 2015

Another horror in America, this time on two military facilities at Chattanooga, Tennessee where a gunman opened fired on Thursday.

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Curbing America's Addiction To Air Conditioning

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Buildings in America are kept too cold in the summer, and it's costing our health, productivity and (cold, hard) cash. What's going on and how did this happen? 

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State Medical Examiners Confirm Police Choke Hold Killed Mississippi Man

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Mississippi man died last week after being held in a choke hold by a police officer for more than 20 minutes and denied CPR, according to witnesses and his family’s attorneys. 

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NYT Sports Editor Defends Serena Williams Coverage

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The day before Serena Williams competed for—and won—her sixth Wimbledon title, a New York Times story on the body images of Williams and her rivals set off an avalanche of criticism.

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One Family's Struggle With Marijuana Prohibition And Epilepsy

Friday, July 10, 2015

Fred Vogelstein and his wife, Evelyn, whose son, Sam, has epilepsy stopped at nothing to find their son a cure. 

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As Talks Drag On, American Prisoners In Iran In Limbo

Friday, July 10, 2015

A big question mark hangs over the fates of four Americans being held in Iran.

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In Israel and Gaza, A Generation Raised Through War

Friday, July 10, 2015

After years of war and violence, a generation of children grow up with scars and trauma in Gaza and Israel.

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Carli Lloyd Secures World Cup Title for U.S. Women

Monday, July 06, 2015

The U.S. Women's National Team is partying like it's 1999, after a stunning defeat over Japan to win their first World Cup victory in 16 years. 

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Abused & Behind Bars

Monday, July 06, 2015

Beaten, raped and in constant fear of their lives, victims of domestic abuse often find no way out. For four victims in Missouri, they took measures to kill their abusers.

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Policing Without Guns

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Handguns and assault rifles are completely banned in Britain, and a very small percentage of officers carry guns, something that has led to a lower number of fatal police shootings.

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Global Refugee Crisis Reaches Historic High

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The United Nations says there are roughly 60 million refugees and displaced persons worldwide—more than any other time in recorded history. 

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How The University of Phoenix Preys on Veterans

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The online graduation rate for University of Phoenix stands at just 7.3 percent, but the for-profit school has made more than $1 billion from veterans in the last five years.

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For-Profit Schools Eat Taxpayer Money & Give Vets Questionable Education

Friday, June 26, 2015

Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat from Illinois, has introduced legislation to prevent for-profit schools from taking advantage of veterans and taxpayer dollars. 

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The Ultimate Summer Song Revealed

Friday, June 26, 2015

We asked all of our listeners to vote for the ultimate summer anthem. The votes are in—find out who the winner is here.

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