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:

Democrats Face Off in Fourth Presidential Debate

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A surging Elizabeth Warren was a target for the crowded field.

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From 'The Irishman' to 'Gemini Man': Is De-Aging Technology Worth the Cost?

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Hollywood has been working to improve the digital process of de-aging actors. Two new movies put the latest technology to the test.

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Keeping the (633) Languages of New York City Alive

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

New York is one of the world's great repositories of languages. But how can New Yorkers keep their many languages vibrant?

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How are the Concerns of Asian Americans Being Considered Ahead of the 2020 Elections?

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Andrew Yang and Kamala Harris have brought Asian American identity into a new national focus.

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'Defund Hate' Campaign Takes on Immigration Enforcement

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Progressives and immigrant rights groups hope to rein in ICE and Border Patrol by targeting Congressional funding.

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Rohingya Babies Born In Bangladeshi Refugee Camps

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Around the second anniversary of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh, we look at the babies that have been left stateless. 

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U.S. Soccer Fans Rebel Against the Banning of Political Speech in the Stands

Thursday, August 29, 2019

For 33 minutes, many fans of the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders stayed silent. Then, the anti-fascist banners came out.

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South Asian Actors Are Finally Getting Hollywood Leads -- No Accent Required

Thursday, August 29, 2019

2019 has seen a spread of movies starring South Asian actors. Is it a sign of a shift, or just a blip?

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School Segregation, 45 Years After Pivotal Supreme Court Ruling

Thursday, August 29, 2019

In Milliken v. Bradley, the Supreme Court ruled that federal courts could not mandate desegregation across school district boundaries.

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Growing Concerns about U.S. Election System Ahead of 2020

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

On Monday, vice chairman of the Federal Election Commission Matthew Petersen announced his resignation. 

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You Can Now Track Gun Suspects in Chicago

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Chicago Police Department has launched a controversial new online tool that lets the public track people who have been arrested for gun-related offenses.

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It Could Get Harder to Prove Housing Discrimination

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The rule change would make it almost impossible to sue for housing discrimination if an algorithm is involved — but algorithms aren't free from bias. 

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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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