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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:

The Best 5 Versions of 'Silent Night'

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Silent Night has been recorded at least 733 times over the past 36 years. The Takeaway looks at one of the world's favorite Christmas songs.

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The Takeaway Weekender: Inside the CIA Torture Report

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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Ridley Scott & Hollywood's Race Problem

Friday, December 12, 2014

Despite being set in Egypt, Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has an all white cast. The Pharaoh, Moses, and African queen are all white, highlighting Hollywood's race problem.

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The Worst New Words of 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Every year, new words take off and old ones die. Some are preposterous. Some actually make sense. We walk through some of the big ones of 2014 with the Jargonator's Ben Schott.

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The Takeaway Weekender: Christmas Trees, Internet Phenomena, and Jargon

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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Today's Takeaways: Stories From Our Listeners

Friday, November 28, 2014

This episode of The Takeaway podcast is a special day-after-Thanksgiving show that features true listener stories.

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Today's Takeaways: A Thanksgiving Day Special

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from The Takeaway! This episode are just a few of our staff favorites from the past year.

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The Sporkful's Tips for Eating Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dan Pashman, host of WNYC's Sporkful podcast, shares his best tips on how to eat your Thanksgiving dinner. 

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The Sporkful's Tips for Cooking Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

WNYC's Dan Pashman gives his tips on how to make and save a great Thanksgiving dinner. One secret? Don't try to do everything and pour yourself a nice drink.

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FDA to Require New Calorie Count Rules

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The F.D.A. announced today that it will require chain restaurants, movie theaters to post calorie counts on all their food items - including alcoholic beverages.

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The Sporkful's Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24, 2014

Are you a missionary or a martyr? Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful podcast, shares his favorite tips for hosting Thanksgiving.

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The Takeaway Weekender: Tips For Hosting, Cooking & Eating Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway weekender!

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A Heartfelt Goodbye to The Genius of Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols was a legendary artist who was always learning. Known for films like "The Graduate," "Catch-22," and "The Birdcage," Nichols died yesterday at the age of 83.

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After Years in Limbo, Senate to Vote on Keystone XL

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Keystone XL pipeline has been in political limbo for years. Sen. John Hoeven explains why Congress has decided to move forward on Keystone legislation now.

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The Takeaway Weekender: Power, War, and The Best of The Web

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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Voting Easier Than Netflix? How the Internet Can Kill Voter Apathy

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Seth Flaxman is trying to modernize democracy. He's the co-founder of TurboVote, an online platform that claims to make voting "as easy as renting a DVD from Netflix."

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Migrant Crisis Escalates Worldwide

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

In 2014 alone, as many as 74,000 unaccompanied children will show up at the U.S.-Mexico border. More than 130,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean from Africa.

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For Maria Bamford, Mental Illness & Comedy Collide

Friday, November 07, 2014

Maria Bamford often plays an exaggerated version of herself. But she's also navigating a complicated, disturbing, and not so funny world of mental illness.

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New Album Features Obituaries Set to Song

Thursday, November 06, 2014

A few years ago, Jascha Hoffman was a freelancer writing obituaries and struggling to write songs for a third album. He soon realized that the two vocations went well together.

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It's Time to Rethink Counterterrorism

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Thousands of veterans have returned home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but the Middle East has grown only more chaotic with the rising tide of the Islamic State.

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