Arun Venugopal

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

Listeners: You Tell Us, What's The Worst About NYC Summers? (Small Stakes, Big Opinions)

Tuesday, August 08, 2023

New York Times writer Dodai Stewart, who created the NYT quiz "Pick the Worst New York City Summer Plagues" joins to take listener calls about how they're coping this summer.

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Is The 'City That Never Sleeps' Adopting An 'Early Bird' Schedule?

Monday, August 07, 2023

Tammie Teclemariam discusses whether the city that never sleeps... is now going to bed early. 

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Benefits of a Four Day Workweek

Monday, August 07, 2023

We discuss the possible implementation of a four day workweek with our listeners and with Massella Dukuly from Charter. 

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'They Cloned Tyrone' Director Juel Taylor

Monday, August 07, 2023

Director Juel Taylor discusses his new film "They Cloned Tyrone." 


What's the Best Stephen King Adaptation?

Monday, August 07, 2023

A new documentary about adapting Stephen King's work for the screen.


Supreme Court affirmative action ruling bars colleges from considering race in admissions decisions

Thursday, June 29, 2023

The ruling turns back decades of precedent relied upon by schools to expand opportunity to underrepresented students of color and to ensure diversity in their classrooms.


Daniel Penny, charged with killing Jordan Neely, is gaining prayers, millions in donor dollars. Big names are helping.

Friday, June 02, 2023

A legal defense fund established on behalf of Daniel Penny, who has been charged in the chokehold killing of Jordan Neely on a subway car, has swelled to more than $2.67 million.


The Met says it has a plan to root out looted art from its collection

Thursday, June 01, 2023

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will expand its efforts to identify looted items in its vast collection and prevent the acquisition of more stolen antiquities.


Before Harry Belafonte the star, there was an ordinary New Yorker and a pivotal encounter

Saturday, April 29, 2023

His work as an assistant building janitor led to an introduction that would ultimately change his life’s course.


Coming to your New York City borough: A new ‘co-named’ street

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

The designation might honor a local hero, a historical figure or, perhaps to some, a rogue.


Staten Island assesses future of paved-over cemetery holding formerly enslaved people

Monday, March 27, 2023

What should happen to the remains of Black bodies of a cemetery paved over and forgotten on Staten Island? This graveyard has the remains of Benjamin Prine, an enslaved man who later became a patriot.


Episcopal Diocese of New York set to apologize for the church's role in slavery

Friday, March 24, 2023

The apology is decades, if not centuries, in the making. Earlier, the church established a fund for reparations.


‘Colored School No. 4’ in Chelsea moves closer to landmark status

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The building figures in a larger push to preserve sites representing the history of Black New Yorkers.


Banking Fallout; Climate Activist Turns to Solutions; The High Cost of Building NYC Subways; 311 at 20

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Banking fallout continues; Climate activist turns to solutions; The high cost of building NYC subways; 311 at 20

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Monday Morning Politics; The LIRR's Big Miscalculation; How to Learn 'New Tricks'; Vinyl Records Are Back

Monday, March 13, 2023

President Biden's budget proposals; Grand Central Madison causes LIRR struggles; Learning new skills as an adult; Vinyl record sales surpass CDs.

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A year after the invasion, Ukrainians are gaining their footing in New York

Thursday, March 09, 2023

Despite housing challenges and war trauma, new arrivals are boosted by local networks and federal support.


For asylum seekers, Manhattan is only part of a harrowing journey

Monday, March 06, 2023

These migrants from Venezuela braved jungles, wild animals, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal to call the U.S. home.


A class that brings Manhattan prosecutors together with incarcerated men

Monday, March 06, 2023

The Inside Criminal Justice course gives assistant district attorneys the chance to learn from those on the receiving end of justice.


Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park in West Harlem is getting a makeover

Monday, February 27, 2023

A ‘poster child for environmental injustice’ is now a popular and beloved green space.


‘It’s like a public dump.’ How the remains of formerly enslaved people came to rest beneath a Staten Island strip mall

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Benjamin Prine's descendants on Staten Island didn’t know he had been enslaved – or of their connection to his enslaver.