Micropolis is a series that takes you behind the lives of New Yorkers — through the lens of race, gender and identity. With WNYC's Arun Venugopal as the guide, the show introduces you to neighborhoods and people you otherwise might never get to know. The series ranges widely across the urban landscape, illuminating conversations about issues as diverse as skin color, the rules of racial humor and arranged marriage. It’s a face-to-face encounter with New York.
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Monday, April 07, 2014
As a South Asian growing up in Texas, Arun Venugopal never thought twice about eating with his hands while at home but in public in front of his friends and strangers alike, it was a different story. Arun hits Wall Street to see if this taboo of his childhood is still relevant in NYC today.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
In this latest episode of Micropolis, we examine the age-old persecution of Sikhs, from India to post-9/11 America. Why do Sikhs such as actor Waris Ahluwalia (Inside Man, The Darjeeling Limited) identify with the racial history of African Americans?
And why, despite persecution and name-calling, do Sikh men continue to wear turbans?