Arun Venugopal

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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Primary Day Plays Out in Chaotic Ways

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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

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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.

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

Saturday, June 20, 2020

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

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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.

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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.

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One Worker's Experience on the Morgue Overflow Shift

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The thousands of people dying from COVID-19 have overwhelmed the city's hospitals and funeral homes. It's fallen on temp workers to bring order to the chaos.

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Passover in a Pandemic

Thursday, April 09, 2020

For one Orthodox leader, plans for the usual massive Passover seder had to be shelved. And a firm 'no' to Zoom seders.

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A Super-Contagious Disease Comes To An Overcrowded City

Thursday, April 02, 2020

About 1.5 million New Yorkers live in officially "crowded" apartments. What can they do when a family member or roommate comes down with COVID-19?

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In Ending Campaign, Bloomberg Shows He Can Be Emotional After All

Thursday, March 05, 2020

One former supporter said, “Where was that guy on the campaign trail? He was emoting all over the place.”

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Census 2020: Addressing Cybersecurity Threats to the First Online Census

Thursday, February 27, 2020

2020 will be the first time ever that most people will use digital technology to fill out the census, opening up the process to a number of potential cybersecurity threats.

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How President Trump Fits into the Global Rise of Authoritarian Leaders

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The term “authoritarian” is being used to describe President Trump more frequently in some U.S. media. But is that an appropriate label?

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Why Innocent People Admit to Crimes They Didn't Commit

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Wrongful convictions and false confessions are more common than we think. 

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Emergence of Sanders as Front-Runner Highlights Potential Fractures on the Left

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

After a dominant win in Nevada, Bernie Sanders is the candidate to beat in the primaries. But his current strength has also highlighted potential fractures within the Democratic Party. 

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Local News Rethinks Its Use of Mugshots

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

For the last decade, online mugshot galleries have become an easy source of revenue for struggling newsrooms.

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Violent Protests Break Out in India During Trump's Visit

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Government forces and Hindu mobs attacked Muslim demonstrators in Delhi as they protested a discriminatory citizenship law. 

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Appalachia Grapples with Extreme Flooding

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The region is also still recovering from some of the worst flooding on record from 2016. 

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