Arun Venugopal

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

Institutional Racism on the College Campus in 'Master'

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

A new film uses elements of horror to shed light on the insidious nature of institutional racism on elite college campuses.


Supporters of reparations say it's New York's turn

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

As the movement for reparations gains traction in California and Boston, supporters hope the same will be true in New York.


The Past, Present and Future Of The Biden Administration 2022-01-21

Friday, January 21, 2022

How has the administration's achievements -- and failures -- measured up for voters? 

NYC Law Granting Noncitizens the Right to Vote Concerns Some Advocates

Friday, January 21, 2022

A new law allowing roughly 800,000 noncitizens to vote in local elections went into effect in New York City. Some Democrats and immigration advocates don't see it as a win.


The Past, Present and Future Of The Biden Administration

Friday, January 21, 2022

How have his achievements -- and failures -- measured up for voters? 


How Should the Media Be Covering Democracy At Risk?

Friday, January 21, 2022

Many news organizations have failed to communicate how much our democracy is under threat right now.


Russia's Potential Invasion of Ukraine

Friday, January 21, 2022

We speak with Dr. Kimberly Marten, professor of political science at Barnard College and faculty member at Columbia University about the developments in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Despite Growing Power, Asian New Yorkers Confront Unending Violence

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Asian New Yorkers are experiencing a surge in political power, but the epidemic of anti-Asian harassment and violence is overshadowing the political gains.


Like So Many Other Fires, the Bronx Fire Was About Poverty

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Last week's devastating fire in the Bronx was a reminder of fires past, and of the crisis of burning buildings that gripped the borough in the 1970s.


Advocates Hope Hochul Delivers on Clemency Where Cuomo Failed To

Thursday, December 16, 2021

In the post-Cuomo era, advocates for criminal justice say there are reasons to hope for a more progressive approach to clemency petitions.


Rutgers Confronts Its History of Slavery, With Mixed Results

Friday, December 03, 2021

Five years after the debut of project examining the institution's ties to slavery, many Rutgers students are unaware of the work, or their school's history.


'1619 Project' journalist says Black people shouldn't be an asterisk in U.S. history

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Nikole Hannah-Jones says the contributions of Black people are often left out of the American story. Her mission is to reframe U.S. history through the lens of slavery.


South Asian Americans Have Historic Win In New York Elections

Thursday, November 04, 2021

There are three people of South Asian descent in the New York State Legislature, and this week saw the election of the first two Desis to the New York City Council. 


Storming of the Gates: Prisoners' Right To "True Religious Freedom"

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Prison officials didn’t recognize the Nation of Islam as a religious group. The Attica Uprising of 1971 changed that. 


How A Cotton Sack, Passed Down Over Generations, Tells A Larger Story About Slavery

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

In her new book, All That She Carried, historian Tiya Miles tells the story of an enslaved woman who, upon hearing her child was to be sold off, hastily packed her a bag with a few personal items.


"This Land" Tackles Potential Threat to the Indian Child Welfare Act

Monday, August 30, 2021

This month marks the season two debut of the award-winning, documentary podcast “This Land” which is produced by Crooked Media.


What Resettlement Looks Like for Afghan Refugees

Monday, August 30, 2021

Amid the chaotic evacuation of U.S. troops and allies from Afghanistan, refugee agencies have started the complicated resettlement process for recent Afghan arrivals. 


The Supreme Court Ended Biden Administration's Eviction Moratorium

Monday, August 30, 2021

Last week, the Supreme Court put an end to the Biden administration’s eviction moratorium, a decision that could impact hundreds of thousands of renters nationwide.


Why Are Some Covid Variants More Racialized than Others?

Friday, August 13, 2021

One has been called the 'Kung-flu' and 'the China virus,' but the 'Indian variant' quietly became the delta variant. 

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American Scholars of India Confront a Rise in Threats

Monday, July 19, 2021

Even scholars who live thousands of miles from India say their scholarship, or their defense of minority rights in India, puts them at risk.

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