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 .
NYC Sherpas Mourn Those Killed on Everest
Thursday, April 24, 2014
The deaths of 16 guides on Mount Everest last week has prompted an industry crisis in Nepal, with dozens of Sherpas packing up and government officials desperately trying to salvage the climbing season. The largest community of Sherpas in America resides in Queens, and for many of them, climbing dangerous mountains brings their people glory, but also the constant fear of death.