Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the creator of Micropolis, WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City. He has been with the station since 2005, and has covered a wide range of stories, including the death of Sean Bell, the controversy over the Park 51 mosque and community center and Occupy Wall Street .
In a Busy News Week, Some Say the Real Issues are Ignored
Friday, June 28, 2013
Immigration reform, affirmative action, voting rights, gay marriage -- it's been a busy week for lawmakers and jurists, one that will likely reshape the country. But in some pockets of the city, the issues that matter aren't what's necessarily in the headlines.
Alex, a 21-year-old resident of Woodside, was sitting outside his apartment building with his pitbull and a friend. He's been unemployed for six months and thinks gay rights are coming at the expense of issues that matter more to him, like jobs.