Arun Venugopal

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Arun Venugopal is a senior reporter for the WNYC Race & Justice Unit who focuses on issues of race and bias in our region. His reporting also tackles the topics of immigration, faith, and inequality. Arun serves as the regular fill-in host of the station's "U.S. of Anxiety" program.

Arun was the creator and host of Micropolis, a series about race and identity. He is a contributor to NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He has appeared on PBS Newshour, On the Media and Studio 360, and has been published in The GuardianThe Wall Street Journal and Salon. He also frequently serves as an emcee and moderator of panel discussions on race, religion, and identity issues and has been a guest host of NPR's "Fresh Air." He lives with his family in Queens.

Find Arun's latest reporting on Gothamist.

 

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

How the Media Handles Police Brutality

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

WNYC's Arun Venugopal talks media coverage of police brutality, and takes your calls

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Concerns of a "Doom Loop" Confront New York City

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

The dawning reality is, hybrid and work-from-home arrangements continue to deprive New York of critical tax revenues. Elected officials are scrambling to adapt.

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Make Tofu Tonight

Monday, November 14, 2022

We discuss all things tofu, the focus of a new cookbook from Corinne Trang.

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Some Book Recommendations for the Holidays

Monday, November 14, 2022

Get Lit producer Jordan Lauf takes your calls on what you're reading.

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Linda Lavin Stars in 'You Will Get Sick'

Monday, November 14, 2022

Linda Lavin stars in the new play 'You Will Get Sick'.

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A New Photo Book from Patti Smith

Monday, November 14, 2022

Patti Smith joins to tell us about her new book of photography.

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Taking lessons from 2020, thousands of election deniers are now working the midterms

Thursday, November 03, 2022

New York Times reporter Alexandra Berzon says election deniers are joining the electoral process at the precinct level. Their hope is to remake the machinery of American elections.

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The federal response to NYC's migrant crisis

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

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The federal government has responded to some of New York's pleas for help with the ongoing migrant crisis.

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NY-10 Debate Recap; Congestion Pricing; Avoiding Travel Woes; Spotted Lanternflies

Thursday, August 11, 2022

NY-10 Debate Recap; Congestion Pricing Details; Avoiding Travel Woes; What We Now Know About Spotted Lanternflies

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Welcome to Freedom

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Three Black women in Georgia set out to build a Black utopia. What will it take for the dream to become a reality?

India's Democracy is in Crisis

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Long considered the largest democracy in the world, India's majority-Hindu government is intensifying antagonism towards Muslims and journalists, calling democratic freedom into question

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A Never-Before-Seen Look at Our Universe

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

NASA is releasing the first new photos taken by the Webb Telescope today, which hold the deepest and highest-resolution views of the universe ever captured.

20 Weeks of War in Ukraine

Monday, July 11, 2022

Today marks the 20th week of Russia’s war on Ukraine. We’ll check in on some recent developments with a reporter who’s been on the front lines.

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'Legacy of Violence' documents the dark side of the British Empire

Monday, July 11, 2022

By by 1920, the British Empire covered 24% of the Earth's land mass. Historian Caroline Elkins says British rulers portrayed themselves as benevolent, but used systematic violence to maintain control.

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Movies to See and Skip at the 2022 Summer Box Office

Monday, July 11, 2022

The Takeaway turns to film critics Rafer Guzman and Alison Willmore for their recommendations on what to see and what to skip at the movies this summer.

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Brittney Griner's Guilty Plea

Monday, July 11, 2022

Wrongfully-detained WNBA star Brittney Griner recently pled guilty to drug charges in a Russian court—what does it mean for her case?

What’s Going On With the Economy and High Inflation?

Monday, July 11, 2022

The American economy has been experiencing high inflation the past few months. We spoke to an economist who walked us through what it means for you. 

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Fossil Fuels in the EU; Noncitizen Voting in NYC; Moving Abroad; SCOTUS Update

Thursday, June 30, 2022

EU Moves to Ban Fossil Fuels; Noncitizen Voting is Illegal in NYC; Moving Out; SCOTUS Update

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A journalist revisits her parents' activism in 'They Said They Wanted Revolution'

Monday, June 06, 2022

Neda Toloui-Semnani shares the story of her parents, two Iranian students who met at Berkeley in 1969 and later, in Iran, worked to build a more democratic nation. Her father was executed in 1983.

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Freed from a double-life sentence, a long-imprisoned New Yorker urges Albany to find relief for others

Friday, May 20, 2022

Gregory Mingo served nearly four decades behind bars for crimes he said he did not commit, before receiving a rare commutation.

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