Arun Venugopal

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.


Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

Highly-Educated Immigrants, Now Eyeing the Exits

Thursday, August 16, 2018

While low-income immigrants have been dramatically affected by new immigration policies, highly-educated immigrants are also being impacted, and are looking for greener pastures.

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A Bus Ride Lands an Immigrant in Detention

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Alfredo Flores is undocumented and was on a Greyhound bound for Seattle. He says he didn't know it would cross into Canada.

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Three Friends and the Rise of Sikh Political Power

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

New Jersey State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla and his brother Amardeep Singh came of age together at the same temple in Glen Rock.

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ICE Spokesman Has Ties to Anti-Muslim Groups

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Emilio Karim Dabul, a spokesman for ICE in New Jersey, has worked with some of the country's leading anti-Muslim activists.


Beyond Outrage

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Join Arun Venugopal, Kayhan Irani, Nore Davis, and Elie Mystal for a reexamination of the ways in which humor and wit allow for a more nuanced understanding of human (racial) affairs. 

Does the American Flag Intimidate You?

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Arun Venugopal discusses his reporting on whether the flag is a symbol of beauty or intimidation.

Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The young insurgent took full advantage of a district's changing demographics, anti-Trump backlash and disillusionment with the Queens Democratic establishment.

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Out of Power

Thursday, June 21, 2018

South Asian-Americans across the country have been on the political ascent, but have been completely shut out in New York.

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The American Flag: Symbol of Beauty or Intimidation?

Thursday, June 14, 2018

What does the American flag symbolize at a time of rising nationalism?

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Life Without Caffeine and Other Ramadan Realities

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

For some Muslims, the rigors of Ramadan can be softened with a little pre-planning.


Designers Delve Into the Lives of the Undocumented

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

From cheeky candy to a wearable camera, design students at Pratt explore ways to empower and comfort immigrants.


Nepalis Wonder If They'll be Forced to Leave the Country

Monday, April 23, 2018

After Salvadoran, Nicagaraguan and Haitian immigrants lost their Temporary Protected Status, members of the Nepali community wonder if they'll be next.


'Drag Queen Story Hour' Brings Some Sparkle to Preschoolers

Friday, March 09, 2018

Drag Queen Story Hour is exactly what it sounds like. And it's coming to a library near you.

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An Immigrant Trek, From NYC to DC

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Worried about the direction of the nation's immigration debate, a group of young immigrants set off on foot from lower Manhattan to the nation's capital.


Hoping for a Game-Changing Immigration Debate? Don't Hold Your Breath.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Immigrants have a lot riding on the Senate immigration debate, but so far there's little to suggest anything substantive will emerge.


At Black Comix Expo, All Eyes on Black Panther

Sunday, February 11, 2018

As Black Panther arrives in movie theaters this week, black audiences think it could fundamentally change how they're seen.

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Ravi Ragbir Avoids Deportation, For Now

Friday, February 09, 2018

A prominent immigrant rights activist argues that he and others are being targeted by the Trump administration due to their political beliefs.


Home Health Aides Aren't Showing up to Work

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Changes to immigration policy are prompting some foreign-born healthcare workers to abandon their jobs.

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#DesiWallofShame Targets the Trump Faithful

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

The Trump administration is chock-full of South Asian Americans, or desis. So progressives in the community are heaping on the scorn.

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