Arun Venugopal

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

Women are Leading Protests Against Controversial Citizenship Law in India

Thursday, January 23, 2020

In India, people are still protesting a law passed over a month ago that many see as discriminatory against Muslims because it grants citizenship based on religion.

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The Threats That Journalists Face for Reporting on the Government

Thursday, January 23, 2020

As civil unrest and protests have grown, in places like Hong Kong, Chile, and Lebanon, governments have cracked down on reporters as well as protesters.

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House Managers Begin Their Case Against President Trump

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Each of the seven House managers will present different aspects of the case.

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The Rise of "Abortion Reversal" Laws

Thursday, January 23, 2020

In 2019, the U.S. saw an unprecedented number of laws aimed at limiting people’s right to abortion.

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Seeking Asylum: From the Southern Border to Japan

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The asylum system, designed by major countries to deal with people fleeing persecution, is broken, everywhere.

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Mexican Officials Attempt to Stop Migrant Caravan, Indicative of U.S. Pressure on Mexico

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Mexican National Guard deployed tear gas on the migrant caravan at the Mexico-Guatemala border.

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Actor BD Wong and Writer Teresa Hsiao on Bringing Asian American Stories to the Small Screen

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Awkwafina stars in a new sitcom based on her own life called 'Awkwafina is Nora from Queens.' Actor BD Wong and executive producer Teresa Hsiao discuss bringing the story to television.

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New State Bills and Laws Could Have Lasting Impact on LGBTQ Community

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

While Utah's law banning conversation therapy goes into effect today, a dozen of states have proposed new bills that many believe are discriminatory against transgender minors. 

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In Puerto Rico, Fallout Over Unused Aid Raises Questions about Government Mismanagement

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Over the weekend, a video went viral on social media, showing a warehouse full of unused disaster supplies in the city of Ponce.

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How The Trumps and Kushners Got Rich Off Federal Policies

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

President Trump is no stranger to using his influence to seek favors. It’s a strategy that is not out of the ordinary in the world where he made his fortune, New York real estate.

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Iowa Prepares to Caucus as Impeachment Trial Kicks Off

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The caucus is one of the most important moments for the Democratic candidates.

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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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