Arun Venugopal

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

Micropolis: Ferguson, a Suburb Like Any Other

Monday, August 25, 2014

Michael Brown's death has focused worldwide attention on Ferguson, Missouri. But the racial divisions that surfaced in this St. Louis suburb are common to suburbs across America.
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Brooklyn Palestinians on Gaza Conflict: 'We're not Cowards'

Friday, July 25, 2014

After a late-night encounter outside a mosque, Palestinians in Bay Ridge are bracing for more tensions.

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How to Find Deliciousness in Your Kids' Table Scraps

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Eating off children's plates is part of everyday dining for parents. But can you find hidden gems? Watch Dan Pashman's video guide to what's edible and what's just too gross.

NYC Iraqis: Some Shrug at Crisis, Others Want to Fight

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Some are desensitized to the escalating conflict; others are calling their imams wondering if they should go to war.

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Watch: How to Curse Like a World Cup Fan

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

We talk to World Cup obsessives from Japan, Cameroon, Brazil, Mexico, Croatia and Greece about how they cheer (and drink, and curse) their team. 



Making Comedy Out of Slavery and Prison Life

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Two young, African-American playwrights are making satire out of heavy topics. "We cry and laugh with the same muscle," says Marcus Gardley.

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Local Religious Leaders Divided Over Supreme Court Prayer Decision

Friday, May 09, 2014

The Supreme Court says that prayers before town meetings are Constitutional.


Rent Guidelines Board Proposes Historic Rent Freeze

Monday, May 05, 2014

Tenants cheer a preliminary vote that could freeze rent for some apartments for the first time in the history of New York City's Rent Guidelines Board.

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Ex-Cop Accused of Anti-Semitic Vandalism

Sunday, May 04, 2014

The alleged vandal was caught on a security camera.


Sterling's Lifetime Ban: Sports Fans React

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The punishment meted out for the Clippers owner was the talk of bar-goers around Madison Square Garden.

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Grimm Vows to Fight Federal Charges 'Tooth and Nail'

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Staten Island Republican allegedly engaged in a scheme to underreport wages for workers at a restaurant he operated, including some who were in the country illegally. He is also a...

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Queens Man Dies at 'Dangerous' Richmond Hill Intersection

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A nearby resident, who says he has seen a number of collisions in the area, says people know not to jaywalk across Atlantic Avenue.

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Sherpas Gather to Honor Everest Victims

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A prayer vigil in Elmhurst, Queens took place more than a week after a fatal avalanche.


Fear For Sherpas' Future Grows With Each Climbing Tragedy

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sherpas have a great reputation as the world's best climbers. But when something goes wrong up in the mountains, it deeply affects the small ethnic group and its communities around the world.


NYC Sherpas Mourn Those Killed on Everest

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The largest community of Sherpas in America resides in Queens. For many of them, climbing dangerous mountains brings both glory and the constant fear of death.


The Dark Side of Fair Skin

Friday, April 11, 2014

A few days before she won an academy award for 12 Years A Slave, actress Lupita Nyong'o read a letter from a fan at the Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. The letter detailed a personal concern about the lightness of her skin tone and reignited a conversation that has gone on for centuries. Arun Venugopal, host of the WNYC series Micropolis, takes a closer look at the multibillion dollar, global industry of skin whitening. 

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Is Everything More Delicious When You Eat With Your Hands?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

My wife Meera and I often have non-Indian guests over for dinner – typically a sumptuous Indian meal that she makes.

Everyone digs into their rice and daal, hariyali chicken and prawn curry with silverware. Then my daughter clears her throat and quietly asks if she can please just eat ...

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Arranged Marriage and Micropolis

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Arun Venugopal, reporter and the creator of Micropolis—WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City—explores the old-fashioned practice of arranged marriage. He’ll be joined by Fraidy Reiss, who founded Unchained At Last, an organization to help women leave their arranged marriages, as she herself did. 

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The Dark Side of Fair Skin

Monday, April 07, 2014

"Black is Beautiful" is a rallying cry for some African Americans. But for South Asians, lightening products are a multi-billion dollar industry promising "whitish" skin tone.   
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Micropolis: The Color of Skin

Monday, April 07, 2014

Millions of women around the world use skin-lightening creams. Arun Venugopal, WNYC reporter, discusses the different attitudes towards cosmetics and race and his reporting for the new series, Micropolis.

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