Arwa Gunja

Takeaway Executive Producer

Arwa Gunja appears in the following:

Bored & Brilliant Challenge: Put Away Your Phone!

Monday, February 02, 2015

WNYC's New Tech City is challenging listeners to put away their phones in their new "Bored and Brilliant" project.

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American Jails: A 'Desperate' Netherworld

Friday, January 30, 2015

Recent investigations have found myriad problems on Rikers Island, the biggest jail complex in New York City. A former corrections commissioner has ideas for lasting change on Rikers.

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As Ebola Case Drop, American Doctor Speaks Out

Friday, January 30, 2015

As the number of confirmed Ebola cases declines, Dr. Craig Spencer tells his story of being the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in New York City.

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Want a Diploma? Pass the Citizenship Exam First

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Arizona has become the first state to require all high school students to pass a citizenship exam in order to graduate. We created a quiz with real questions from the test—take it here. 

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The World Gets Quieter in the Snow. It's Science.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Yes, there are fewer cars on the roads. More people are holed up indoors. But if you put the human factors aside, there are actually scientific reasons why the outside gets less noisy.

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Understanding The Origins of Terrorism

Monday, January 26, 2015

What draws people to terrorism? One anthropologist, Scott Atran, went into the field to try to find out. 

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With the U.S. Gone, Iran Gains New Control in Iraq

Thursday, January 22, 2015

People on the ground in Iraq say that Iran is overshadowing the U.S., playing a more significant and strategic role in every aspect of society.

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Web Exclusive: Navigating The Tricky Business of Sex & Parenthood

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WNYC's parenting podcast "The Longest Shortest Time" is launching a series on sex and parenting. Host Hillary Frank chats with Culture Producer Kirsten Meinzer about the series and more.


Accusations Fly in Wake of Argentine Prosecutor's Mysterious Death

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

An Argentine prosecutor was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot just days after he accused President Kirchner of shielding Iranian suspects in the nation's deadliest terror attack.


Research Lab Lets Animals Suffer for Profits

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

For the past 50 years, the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center has been making the meat industry more efficient and productive by utilizing aggressive and sometimes cruel methods.

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MLK Day Through the Eyes of Young People

Monday, January 19, 2015

Each year, the nation reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But we also want to look forward and explore how his work might be carried into the future. 

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Your 2015 Travel Guide to Cuba

Friday, January 16, 2015

Today the White House will officially ease travel restrictions to Cuba. If the island nation is making your travel list this year, we're here to help show you the other side of paradise.

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Can The Takeaway Convince You to Go to Cuba?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

New rules are about to kick in that will make it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba. Can we tempt you to choose Cuba? Listen to our in-house produced commercial here.

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President Carter Calls Modern Warfare the Enemy of Fighting Disease

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

During the Sudanese Civil War, Jimmy Carter helped negotiate a ceasefire in order to eradicate Guinea worm. He spoke to John Hockenberry about where disease-fighting efforts stand today.

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One Doesn't Have To Be The Loneliest Number

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

More Americans are living alone than ever before, probably because it can be bliss. The Takeaway looks at the most satisfying, calming, and freeing things about living alone.

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The Cold War: Boosting Your Immune System Would Do A World Of Harm

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Rushing to buy some vitamin C or another immune booster? Research says these are expensive placebos that likely do little, if anything at all, to boost your immune system... thankfully!

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Our Loved And Estranged American Armies

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Americans love and revere our armed service members. But the military makes up less than 1% of the population, and it's become poorly understood by the public and political leaders.

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Republican House Whip Denies Involvement With White Power Group

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in hot water after news surfaced that he spoke to a white supremacists 12 years ago. Scalise says he didn't realize who the group was at the time.

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20 Years In The Rosetta Spacecraft's Control Room

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Rosetta mission manager, the captain of the ship, Fred Jansen reflects on the spacecraft's 20 year journey and what it was like to be in its control room this year.

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Our Passwords Tell Our Stories

Monday, December 29, 2014

The endless updating. The re-setting and re-tweaking. The incessant worrying. Passwords are terrible nuisance, but they're often born out of a deeply personal place in our lives.

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