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:

The Quiet Rise of Meth Overdoses During the Opioid Epidemic

Monday, January 20, 2020

There is now a rise in the number of deaths and overdoses from methamphetamine and cocaine.

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Richmond Braces for Major Rally Against Gun Control

Monday, January 20, 2020

Thousands of gun rights activists are expected to rally against a series of proposed gun control laws in Virginia. 

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A New Wave of Progressive Prosecutors and the Barriers They Face

Monday, January 20, 2020

Many left-leaning district attorneys are seeking reforms that are seeing pushback.

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Why New York City's Chinese Food Is The Absolute Best

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

From the days of Egg Foo Yung to now, the city's Chinese food scene has gone through a profound transformation. How did we get here?

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For Some Immigrants, America’s Loss is Canada’s Gain

Thursday, January 09, 2020

The growing challenge for tech professionals to stay in the U.S. with H-1B visas parallels the Canadian hunger for global talent.

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Immigrants Line Up 'In Droves' to Apply for NY Driver's Licenses

Monday, December 16, 2019

A new law that allows undocumented immigrants to apply for and obtain driver's licenses has taken effect. 

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Does New York City Have Room for More Street Vendors?

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Officials and activists are debating whether more street vendors would be good for New York or clog up sidewalks and hurt other businesses.

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99% of Native American Languages are in Danger of Going Extinct

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Despite efforts to preserve them, many indigenous languages in the United States are at risk of going extinct.

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Peter King's Problematic Legacy with American Muslims

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Often called a moderate, Congressman Peter King will leave Congress with accusations of demonizing Muslims.

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The State of Gender (In)Equality on Broadway

Monday, October 28, 2019

Increasingly, women theater directors are bumping up against — and in some cases crashing through — the glass ceiling on Broadway. 

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Does the New York Accent Still Exist?

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Does the New York accent still exist?

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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