Arun Venugopal

Reporter, WNYC News

Arun Venugopal is a reporter who focuses on issues of race and immigration. He also serves as a regular host of the station's Midday 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. He lives with his family in Queens.

Read Arun's latest reporting on Gothamist.

 

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

A Portrait of Hunger in New York

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Physically isolated due to cancer, and ashamed of asking for help, one Queens resident went for many days without food.

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R.I.P. Reform Party

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The six-year-old party suspended operations after failing to garner enough support in 2018.

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One Worker's Experience on the Morgue Overflow Shift

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The thousands of people dying from COVID-19 have overwhelmed the city's hospitals and funeral homes. It's fallen on temp workers to bring order to the chaos.

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Passover in a Pandemic

Thursday, April 09, 2020

For one Orthodox leader, plans for the usual massive Passover seder had to be shelved. And a firm 'no' to Zoom seders.

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A Super-Contagious Disease Comes To An Overcrowded City

Thursday, April 02, 2020

About 1.5 million New Yorkers live in officially "crowded" apartments. What can they do when a family member or roommate comes down with COVID-19?

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In Ending Campaign, Bloomberg Shows He Can Be Emotional After All

Thursday, March 05, 2020

One former supporter said, “Where was that guy on the campaign trail? He was emoting all over the place.”

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Census 2020: Addressing Cybersecurity Threats to the First Online Census

Thursday, February 27, 2020

2020 will be the first time ever that most people will use digital technology to fill out the census, opening up the process to a number of potential cybersecurity threats.

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How President Trump Fits into the Global Rise of Authoritarian Leaders

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The term “authoritarian” is being used to describe President Trump more frequently in some U.S. media. But is that an appropriate label?

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Why Innocent People Admit to Crimes They Didn't Commit

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Wrongful convictions and false confessions are more common than we think. 

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Emergence of Sanders as Front-Runner Highlights Potential Fractures on the Left

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

After a dominant win in Nevada, Bernie Sanders is the candidate to beat in the primaries. But his current strength has also highlighted potential fractures within the Democratic Party. 

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Local News Rethinks Its Use of Mugshots

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

For the last decade, online mugshot galleries have become an easy source of revenue for struggling newsrooms.

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Violent Protests Break Out in India During Trump's Visit

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Government forces and Hindu mobs attacked Muslim demonstrators in Delhi as they protested a discriminatory citizenship law. 

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Appalachia Grapples with Extreme Flooding

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The region is also still recovering from some of the worst flooding on record from 2016. 

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Remembering the First Civil Rights Era Sit-in in Alabama

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Takeaway speaks with St. John Dixon, who took part in the first sit-in against segregation in the state of Alabama on February 25, 1960.

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What Harvey Weinstein's Rape Conviction Means for the #MeToo Movement

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Weinstein’s case has become synonymous with the #MeToo era. Yesterday’s verdict is a historic moment for the women at the center of this trial and survivors everywhere.

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Can Baseball Survive This Cheating Scandal?

Monday, February 24, 2020

The Houston Astros were caught using cameras to read opposing teams' signs to give their hitters an advantage.

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Guns and Domestic Violence: Overview

Monday, February 24, 2020

In the United States, domestic violence incidents involving guns are on the rise, and women are especially vulnerable.

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Census 2020: Making Latino Communities Heard in Texas

Monday, February 24, 2020

Texas lawmakers declined to fund census outreach efforts in their state, which could lead to an undercount in 2020, particularly among Latino communities.

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Trump Administration Targets U.S. Intelligence Community

Monday, February 24, 2020

Last week, President Donald Trump announced Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, as the acting director of national intelligence. 

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Climate Change Finds Its Way onto the Debate Stage in Nevada

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Studies have also shown that Latino voters are more engaged with the issue of climate change than other voting groups.

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