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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:

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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Thousands of Tips in a Manhunt to Nowhere

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Even with more than 2,000 tips from the public, investigators are still at a loss for where to find the two men who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility. 

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Vote for the Ultimate Summer Anthem

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Our friends at Soundcheck and New Sounds at WNYC are asking listeners to vote the ultimate summer anthem. Cast your ballot here—the winner will be revealed on Friday. 

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Self-Driving Trucks Take to America's Roads

Monday, June 22, 2015

Self-driving trucks are on the road. Here's how they work, and how will they affect America's 3.5 million truck drivers.

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Afghanistan: A War That is Far From Over

Monday, June 22, 2015

The United States began withdrawing combat troops from Afghanistan last year. But, just because America's presence is dwindling does not mean the war is over.

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It's Win or Go Home for Team USA at the Women's World Cup

Monday, June 22, 2015

The U.S. women's national team takes on Colombia in the Women's World Cup on Monday night. It's win or go home from here on out. 

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An App that Weeds Out Nightmare Roommates

Monday, June 22, 2015

In a city where individuals scraping by often share apartments with three or four other people, roommate horror stories are all too common. A new app seeks to change that.

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The Human Cost of America's Energy Boom

Monday, June 15, 2015

A new investigation finds that some oil and gas companies may be championing speed over safety, while avoiding responsibility when workers are killed or injured. 

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When an Internet Lynch Mob Decides You're Guilty

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Social media has the power to do great good, and to cause unimaginable harm. In the span of just a few weeks, one family experienced both. 

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The High Cost of Delayed Justice

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Before he committed suicide last weekend, Kalief Browder had become a symbol for juvenile justice reform in this country. Here's what government officials should learn from his story.

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Building an Untraceable Gun at Home

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

For $1,500, a little bit of time and tech savvy, anyone can make a fully functionally and completely untraceable AR-15 right in their home.

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Creating Safe Spaces for Transgender Kids

Monday, June 08, 2015

As young kids begin to question their gender identity, schools are determining how to best accommodate trans students.

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Relapsing For a Roof Over Your Head

Friday, June 05, 2015

In New York City, some homes for recovering drug users tell people they must relapse and re-enroll in treatment programs in order to stay in facilities. 

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The Most Cursed Sports Cities in America

Friday, June 05, 2015

We're looking at you, Cleveland. 

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Is it Time to Let Snowden Come Home?

Friday, June 05, 2015

The passage of the USA Freedom Act is the first major effort by Congress to reign in the Patriot Act. But the law may never have been passed had it not been for Edward Snowden.

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China Shuts Down Media After Shipwreck

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Chinese authorities have ordered a clamp down on reporting after the Yangtze River shipwreck.  

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Officers Back Down as Citizens Take a Stand

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Some police officers are taking a back seat and trying to be more "hands off" in response to the wave of negative attention from police-related shootings.

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Celebrating 125 Years of Agatha Christie

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

 In the run-up to Agatha Christie's 125th birthday in September, the writer's estate is asking her fans to vote on their favorite Agatha Christie novel. 

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