Arun Venugopal

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

Experts Say Whatever Amy Cooper Got, It Wasn't Restorative Justice

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The case of the white woman who tried to call the cops on a Black birding enthusiast ended with her receiving therapy.

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Landmarking a 'Haven for Radicals and Liberals'

Thursday, February 11, 2021

A historic building in Greenwich Village moved one step closer to being landmarked.


Indian American Political Powers Reflects Added Tension Within The Community

Friday, February 05, 2021

The evolving relationship between two nations, is playing out in the first weeks of Biden administration


Biden Signals Action on Housing Segregation

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

President Biden signaled that he would reverse the Trump administration's direction on fair housing.


New Hopes, Old Fears

Monday, January 25, 2021

Kai checks in with poet Jericho Brown, historian Kidada Williams, and listeners as we all try to transition out of the Trump presidency.

Their Dream Fulfilled, The 'Chitthi' Brigade is Back!

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Yesterday, when Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first woman, first African American and first south Asian American Vice President, the Chitthi Brigade was watching.


Double Standard in Police Response to Mob at Capitol as Compared to Protests over the Spring and Summer

Friday, January 15, 2021

The disconnect between the police response at our nation’s Capitol and the violence employed by many police to suppress peaceful protesters has many Americans rethinking policing.

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The (Un)Making of a ‘Model Minority’

Monday, January 04, 2021

An odd racial pecking order puts Indian Americans in a curious place -- outside of whiteness, but distinct from other people of color. How’d that come to be? And is it changing?

'Queen's Gambit' Co-Creator Scott Frank Wanted To Explore The 'Cost Of Genius'

Monday, December 28, 2020

The Netflix limited series tells the story of an orphaned girl who becomes a chess pro in a male-dominated world. Frank talks about consulting with grand masters and maximizing the drama of the game.


After 39 Years, a Prison Inmate Pleads for Clemency

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Greg Mingo has been incarcerated for nearly four decades. His best chance of getting out lies in Governor Cuomo.


From 'Problem' to 'Model' Minority

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Arun Venugopal discusses his family history and its ties to the fight for racial justice and immigration policy today.

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.