Arun Venugopal

Reporter, WNYC News

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

Trump Administration Policy Could Pause Evictions for Millions of Vulnerable Renters

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a nationwide eviction moratorium for renters making less than $99,000.

Republicans and Race

Thursday, August 27, 2020

What Republicans get right, and what they get wrong, on race and racism.


Nikki Haley Tells Republicans That America Isn't Racist

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Drawing on her experience as a "brown girl in a black and white world," Haley assured Republicans that America still works.

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Malliotakis Paints Apocalyptic Vision In Race For Congress

Monday, August 24, 2020

In challenging Rep. Max Rose, Nicole Malliotakis argues that New York City could spiral out of control.


What Kamala Harris Means to Black Women and Indian Americans

Friday, August 21, 2020

Kamala Harris is the first woman of color to appear on a presidential ticket. So how important is that representation? And what does it mean that she could have been the nominee?

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Cringing Our Way Through 'Indian Matchmaking'

Thursday, July 30, 2020

What the Netflix series that is on everyone's lips gets right — and so wrong.


Bangladeshi New Yorkers Assess Primary Losses...And A Couple Wins

Monday, July 27, 2020

Members of the community are hoping to broaden their political power, despite their losses.


Progressives Win Big In New York Primary

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A wave of left-leaning congressional candidates had strong showings in the Bronx, Westchester and Rockland counties as of Primary Day.


Primary Day Plays Out in Chaotic Ways

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Some polling sites didn't have ballots, lacked adequate staffing, and opened late.


New York Rep. Eliot Engel Faces AOC-style Challenge To House Seat

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Longtime New York Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel faces a strong primary challenge this week from progressive candidate Jamaal Bowman.


This Week In Politics: A Fight To The Finish In One of New York’s Most Closely Watched Congressional Primaries

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Longtime Democratic incumbent Eliot Engel faces possible defeat by challenger Jamaal Bowman.


Bangladeshi Candidates Make Play For Political Power

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Bangladeshis are among the fastest growing immigrant groups in New York, and right now, the community is putting forward a slate of political candidates, many of them progressive.


A Portrait of Hunger in New York

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Physically isolated due to cancer, and ashamed of asking for help, one Queens resident went for many days without food.

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R.I.P. Reform Party

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The six-year-old party suspended operations after failing to garner enough support in 2018.


One Worker's Experience on the Morgue Overflow Shift

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The thousands of people dying from COVID-19 have overwhelmed the city's hospitals and funeral homes. It's fallen on temp workers to bring order to the chaos.

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Passover in a Pandemic

Thursday, April 09, 2020

For one Orthodox leader, plans for the usual massive Passover seder had to be shelved. And a firm 'no' to Zoom seders.


A Super-Contagious Disease Comes To An Overcrowded City

Thursday, April 02, 2020

About 1.5 million New Yorkers live in officially "crowded" apartments. What can they do when a family member or roommate comes down with COVID-19?


In Ending Campaign, Bloomberg Shows He Can Be Emotional After All

Thursday, March 05, 2020

One former supporter said, “Where was that guy on the campaign trail? He was emoting all over the place.”


Census 2020: Addressing Cybersecurity Threats to the First Online Census

Thursday, February 27, 2020

2020 will be the first time ever that most people will use digital technology to fill out the census, opening up the process to a number of potential cybersecurity threats.


How President Trump Fits into the Global Rise of Authoritarian Leaders

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The term “authoritarian” is being used to describe President Trump more frequently in some U.S. media. But is that an appropriate label?