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:

Growing Calls to Label Attack on Hindu Priest a Hate Crime

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

A Hindu priest was beaten up near his temple. His attacker reportedly told him, "This is my neighborhood."

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Hundreds of Thousands of New Yorkers Could Go Missing in the 2020 Census

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Demographers say the worst census on record for the city was in 1990, when as many as a quarter of a million people went uncounted. But 2020 could be far worse.

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Yemeni Americans Are Suing to Bring Their Families Here

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Potentially hundreds of visas promised to Yemeni citizens have been revoked. The State Department says not so.

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Musicians Picket in Baltimore as Orchestras Face Changes Nationwide

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

As symphonies adapt to lower ticket sales and the changing cultural landscape, we take a look at Baltimore, where musicians are protesting payroll cuts.

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Social Media Takes On Misleading Health Claims

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook are taking action to keep medical misinformation from gaining traction. 

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Alaska's Governor Slashes Funding to Universities

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Alaska’s Republican governor has cut nearly 41 percent of the state’s higher education operating budget.

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A Former Border Patrol Agent on the Culture of CBP

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

We speak with a former Border Patrol agent about the evolution of the agency and its culture, and how people are recruited and retained.

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UN Report Highlights Violence Against Yemeni Children

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

A new UN report on the conflict in Yemen shows how the war has impacted the country’s youngest.

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What Does Responsible Tourism Look Like?

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Across the globe, tourism is on the rise, and our planet is feeling it. By some estimates, global tourism accounts for nearly 10 percent of the world’s carbon emissions. 

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Tiffany Cabán Takes on the Queens Machine

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

The unlikely rise of a young, once unknown political hopeful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has seemingly been replicated by Tiffany Cabán.

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Protests in Hong Kong Continue

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

For weeks now, protesters in Hong Kong have turned out to demonstrate against their own government.

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Why Did GrubHub Buy Thousands of Websites With the Names of Local Restaurants?

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Grubhub, one of the biggest food delivery apps in the country, has bought thousands of web addresses for local restaurants, making it harder for them to compete with Grubhub online.

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Songs of Summer

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Listeners share their favorite summer anthems for 2019.

The Private Pain of Social Media Stardom for Online Gamers

Monday, July 01, 2019

Desmond Amofah, also known as Etika, amassed hundreds of thousands of followers on YouTube, while apparently struggling with mental health issues. 

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'Yesterday' Tries to Keep Beatlemania Alive in 2019

Monday, July 01, 2019

Rock and roll no longer rules the music charts, but "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Rocketman," and "Yesterday" have all found Hollywood looking back at the genre’s heyday.

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Water Shortages in India Made Worse by Mismanagement

Monday, July 01, 2019

Evacuations and death tolls rise as 44 percent of the country remains drought-stricken. 

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A Small Step for Trump, A Giant Leap for North Korea

Monday, July 01, 2019

Donald Trump is the first sitting U.S. president to step onto North Korean soil. Was it a step toward peace and cooperation, or toward nuclear appeasement?

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Why Queens Is the Center of the Nation's Progressive Movement

Friday, June 28, 2019

A string of insurgent victories has put the Borough of Immigrants at the forefront of political change.

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In Queens, Speaker Pelosi Further Aligns Dems with Immigrants

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Against a national backdrop of family separations and a border crisis, Speaker Pelosi indicated that Democrats were aligning more closely with immigrants.

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Nevada Becomes First State to Protect Job Applicants from Marijuana Testing

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The law does not apply to EMTs, firefighters, and those employed to operate motor vehicles which could "adversely affect the safety of others." 

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