Arun Venugopal

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

Rep. Max Rose Concedes To Malliotakis

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The loss represents the loss of another Democratic seat to Republicans this year.


Democrats And The Fight Over 'Socialism'

Monday, November 09, 2020

Centrists in the Democratic party blame the S-word for losses on Election Day.

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Trump Supporters Say He's Down, But Not Out

Sunday, November 08, 2020

The president's faithful followers insist he can turn it around.


On Staten Island, Rep. Max Rose Struggles To Retain Seat

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Republican State Assembly Member Nicole Malliotakis is in a good position to defeat the Democratic incumbent.


New Yorkers Try To GOTV In Pennsylvania

Monday, November 02, 2020

Democrats in New York are furiously trying to get voters in Pennsylvania to the polls. Republicans, less so.


With One Word by Kamala Harris, The 'Chitthi Brigade' Is Born

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Hundreds of Indian American women have united to get the Biden-Harris team elected.

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Outside Groups Pour Millions Into Rose-Malliotakis Race

Friday, October 23, 2020

Liberal and conservative PACs are focused on negative campaigning in the race for the Staten Island congressional seat.


Malliotakis-Rose Debate Gets Heated, And Muted

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The race for the 11th Congressional district, covering Staten Island and part of Brooklyn is tight. Which helps explain why a TV debate got so contentious.


30 Issues: Are the Suburbs Really in Trouble?

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The fight for desegregating the suburbs —once thought as the center of America— has a long history and has become a popular policy debate in the 2020 campaign.

Borough Park Crisis

Monday, October 12, 2020

Tensions are rising between the cities Hasidic community and city officials over restrictions put in place to keep COVID-19 rates in check.


'Westchester Was Ground Zero': Suburban Segregation Enters The Presidential Race

Sunday, October 04, 2020

President Trump is warning that a Biden presidency would bring poverty and crime to the suburbs. 

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Was There a Quid Pro Quo Between Trump and the Guatemalan Presidency?

Thursday, September 10, 2020

A new investigation shows how the U.S. may have helped rid Guatemala of an anti-corruption commission.

How Policy Makers Can Capitalize on Public Support for Racial Justice

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Adam Serwer of The Atlantic joins The Takeaway to discuss historical lessons that could help guide politicians pushing for racial equity today.

Losing a Parent to Police Violence

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Freelance photojournalist Montinique Monroe talks about her father, Paul Monroe, who was killed by police on April 15, 1993. 

Chadwick Boseman's Death Puts Spotlight on Colon Cancer Health Disparities

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

As with so many diseases, colon cancer is one that disproportionately affects the Black community in this country. 

Racial Disparities Likely to Grow As Schools Overhaul Disciplinary Policies for COVID-19

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Over time, school disciplinary policies have been administered unequally, with Black students, Native American students, and students with disabilities punished disproportionately.

"The Price of Cheap Food": California Farmworkers Continue to Harvest Amid the Wildfires

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Farmer workers in California are left to grapple with two threats: COVID-19 and wildfires. 

Trump Directs Agencies to End Racial Sensitivity Trainings

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Over the weekend, President Trump also threatened to cut off funding from California schools if they use the New York Times' 1619 Project.

The Challenges of Completing the Census During a Pandemic

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The Census Bureau will stop counting in San Diego and other parts of the country on September 18. That date is even earlier than the previous September 30th deadline.

Protests Erupt in Rochester, New York, in Response to Police Killing of Daniel Prude

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Daniel Prude, a Black man, died of asphyxiation in March, after officers put a hood over his head and pushed him down on the ground during what’s being described as a psychotic episode.