Arun Venugopal

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

Asian New Yorkers Consider Ways To Combat Hate Crimes in Wake of Atlanta Shootings

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Residents have floated proposals involving the NYPD and neighborhood organizations after shootings in Atlanta-area leave 8 people dead, 6 of them Asian.

Hate crimes. Harassment. Indignities. Being Asian in 2021

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Hate crimes, harassment, indignities. For Asian New Yorkers, the city can be a very unpleasant place.


Xi'an Famous Foods Takes a Hit from Anti-Asian Racism

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

A beloved restaurant chain is getting slammed by the economic downturn and xenophobia.


Lee Isaac Chung Jotted Down Some Family Memories – They Became 'Minari'

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Chung's semi-autobiographical film follows a Korean American father who moves his family to a farm in rural Arkansas. Minari began one afternoon when Chung wrote down 80 childhood memories.


Hundreds Rally Against Anti-Asian Bias Attacks

Monday, March 01, 2021

Hundreds of demonstrators and elected officials gathered in Federal Plaza on Saturday amidst an alarming number of bias incidents and attacks against Asian New Yorkers.


Anti-Asian Violence Spikes

Monday, March 01, 2021

Senior reporter for WNYC's race & justice unit Arun Venugopal talks the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. 

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.