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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:

Michael Lewis: Wall Street is Robbing Americans

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A year after the release of his book "Flash Boys," which exposed the dodgy practices of high frequency traders, author Michael Lewis says it is business as usual on Wall Street.

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Mandela Autobiography to be Published Posthumously

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A highly anticipated autobiography under the working title, "The Presidential Years"  is due to be published posthumously by Nelson Mandela.

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Planting the Seeds of Revolution with Smuggled Episodes of 'Friends'

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

So no one told you life was gonna be this way...in North Korea.

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Struggling With the Right to Die Years After Kevorkian

Monday, March 23, 2015

The man known as Dr. Death got the nation talking about doctor-assisted suicide. Now some states have laws allowing the practice. 

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NATO General: West Won't Be Caught Off Guard by Putin Again

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fireworks rung in the one-year anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea. But western forces are left struggling to develop a strategy to deal with Putin. 

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Kafka, Orwell, & the Prophetic World of 'Satin Island'

Friday, March 20, 2015

Experimental novelist Tom McCarthy's latest book is called "Satin Island," and it centers around a "corporate anthropologist" named "U."  

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Healing Society, One Latte at a Time?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Corporations are increasingly taking on social justice causes. The Takeaway explores socially conscious business campaigns that work, and the ones that go horribly wrong.

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The Mobile Tool for NCAA Maniacs: Nailbiter Bot

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sign up for the Nailbiter Bot to get alerts when a men's or women's NCAA tournament game is close with under 3:00 left.

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Supercharging Battery Technology

Thursday, March 19, 2015

With so many advancements in technology, there's still one essential component of most our gadgets that hasn't seen a significant upgrade in a surprisingly long time: The battery.

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Mush! Champion Dog Sledders Cross The Iditarod Finish Line

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mushers from around the world converged in Alaska to compete in the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race before crossing the finish line in Nome this morning.

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A Dangerous Game: The Dark Side of Golf

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The new film "A Dangerous Game" looks at luxury golf courses, and how they negatively affect both their environments and the people who live in them.

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How Hate Speech and Extremism Went Mainstream

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The number of hate groups in America is on the decline, but there is a growing trend of extremist ideology making its way into mainstream politics.

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The Poetry of Immigration

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Writer Luis Alberto Urrea's latest book is a collection of poems that explores the fractured identities of men and women torn between Mexico and the United States.

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What the Hillary Clinton Email Drama Means for 2016

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

One thing this controversy highlights is Clinton's lack of a real press team apparatus, and it may force her to declare her bid for the presidency and hire a team earlier than planned.

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Former Navy SEAL Considers Bid for Missouri Governor

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Former Navy Seal Eric Greitens is the author of a new book all about resilience. And now he says he's exploring running for governor of Missouri as a Republican next year.

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Nuclear Fall Out Over GOP's Letter to Iran

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Nearly every Republican Senator has signed on to an open letter to Iran's leaders, saying that any nuclear deal struck with the White House could be reversed. 

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Ethan Hawke on Mentorship, Artistic Identity and Directing

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ethan Hawke discusses his latest project, "Seymour: An Introduction," a documentary about the life and work of pianist Seymour Bernstein. 

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50 Years After Martin Luther King, Racial Tension Haunts Alabama Town

Monday, March 09, 2015

Retro Report explores the legacy of the voting rights movement in the small town of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, where a fight over a small ferry inflamed race relations for decades.  

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A Kernel of Truth Behind the Myth of Atlantis

Friday, March 06, 2015

There really was a maritime city that Plato used to base his story of Atlantis, and there's a good chance a tsunami washed through it. But why are so many people still searching?

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Iran's Role in Iraq's Fight Against ISIS

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Iranian allied, Shiite militiamen are fighting ISIS in Tikrit alongside the Iraqi Army. Is Iran trying to inflame sectarian tensions?

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