Arun Venugopal

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

Community Demands Answers After Another Police Shooting by LA Sheriff's Department

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

A look into the killings of Dijon Kizzee, and Andres Guardado.

California Legislators Only Achieve Moderate Police Reform

Thursday, September 03, 2020

With the protests against police brutality continuing across the country, the California Legislature was able to pass three bills on police reform Monday, but squashed others.

How Have Our Sex Lives Weathered the Pandemic?

Thursday, September 03, 2020

While research from Kinsey shows that, on the whole, people are having less sex, many are becoming more creative.

Trump Administration Rolls Back Coal Plant Wastewater Rule

Thursday, September 03, 2020

The rule had long been criticized by coal industry leaders for the costs it added to energy production.

A Lawsuit Demanding Reparations, 100 Years After the Tulsa Race Massacre

Thursday, September 03, 2020

This week, people in Tulsa filed a lawsuit demanding reparations for victims and descendants of the Tulsa Race Massacre. 

Is the Fashion Industry Reckoning with Its History of Racism?

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

As protests against police brutality spread across the U.S. this summer, major fashion brands and companies expressed solidarity with Black Lives Matter. 

Trump Administration Policy Could Pause Evictions for Millions of Vulnerable Renters

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a nationwide eviction moratorium for renters making less than $99,000.

Republicans and Race

Thursday, August 27, 2020

What Republicans get right, and what they get wrong, on race and racism.


Nikki Haley Tells Republicans That America Isn't Racist

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Drawing on her experience as a "brown girl in a black and white world," Haley assured Republicans that America still works.

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Malliotakis Paints Apocalyptic Vision In Race For Congress

Monday, August 24, 2020

In challenging Rep. Max Rose, Nicole Malliotakis argues that New York City could spiral out of control.


What Kamala Harris Means to Black Women and Indian Americans

Friday, August 21, 2020

Kamala Harris is the first woman of color to appear on a presidential ticket. So how important is that representation? And what does it mean that she could have been the nominee?

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Cringing Our Way Through 'Indian Matchmaking'

Thursday, July 30, 2020

What the Netflix series that is on everyone's lips gets right — and so wrong.


Bangladeshi New Yorkers Assess Primary Losses...And A Couple Wins

Monday, July 27, 2020

Members of the community are hoping to broaden their political power, despite their losses.


Progressives Win Big In New York Primary

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A wave of left-leaning congressional candidates had strong showings in the Bronx, Westchester and Rockland counties as of Primary Day.


Primary Day Plays Out in Chaotic Ways

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Some polling sites didn't have ballots, lacked adequate staffing, and opened late.


New York Rep. Eliot Engel Faces AOC-style Challenge To House Seat

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Longtime New York Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel faces a strong primary challenge this week from progressive candidate Jamaal Bowman.


This Week In Politics: A Fight To The Finish In One of New York’s Most Closely Watched Congressional Primaries

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Longtime Democratic incumbent Eliot Engel faces possible defeat by challenger Jamaal Bowman.


Bangladeshi Candidates Make Play For Political Power

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Bangladeshis are among the fastest growing immigrant groups in New York, and right now, the community is putting forward a slate of political candidates, many of them progressive.


A Portrait of Hunger in New York

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Physically isolated due to cancer, and ashamed of asking for help, one Queens resident went for many days without food.

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R.I.P. Reform Party

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The six-year-old party suspended operations after failing to garner enough support in 2018.