Arun Venugopal

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

Bell Trial Heads Into 2nd Week

Monday, March 03, 2008

The 2nd week of the trial of the 3 New York City detectives charged in the death of Sean Bell resumes today, with the prosecution trying to build upon its case.

WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.

Today, the court will be hearing from Detective Hipolito Sanchez, 1 ...


Sean Bell Update

Friday, February 29, 2008

WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal recaps this week's progress in the trial on the shooting of Sean Bell.

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Body Snatcher Sentenced

Thursday, February 28, 2008

REPORTER: Michael Mastromarino harvested and sold the bones and tissue of dead people, without the consent of their families.

Anthony Dumaine is the son of one victim, whose cancerous body was harvested after his death in 2003.

DUMAINE: Sickening. Really sickening. I just don't understand how people ...


Sean Bell Trial Begins 3rd Day

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The prosecution countered the defense argument that Sean Bell was drunk and disorderly the night he was killed.

They questioned a bartender from the Club Kalua - who could only recall serving Bell a single drink.

Harrell James - a party organizer known as Bones - also ...


Spitzer Downplays Narrowing Republican Majority

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Governor Eliot Spitzer is downplaying the election of another Democrat to the State Senate. The win by dairy farmer Darrel Aubertine over Republican Will Barkley, further narrows the Republicans' majority, now at 32 seats to 30. But Spitzer took pains not to gloat.

SPITZER: They respect ...


Day 2 of Trial in Death of Sean Bell

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

In the second day of the trial of the detectives charged in the shooting death of Sean Bell, we heard from eye witnesses for the first time. WNYC's Arun Venugopal was at the Queens State Supreme Courthouse and speaks with All Things Considered’s Amy Eddings.


Bell Trial Heads Into 2nd Day

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Today's the 2nd day of the trial of the 3 New York City detectives charged in the shooting death of Sean Bell.

Yesterday's opening arguments set the tone and the themes that are likely to be heard over the course of the trial.

WNYC's Arun Venugopal was ...


Police Shooting Trial Begins

Monday, February 25, 2008

The trial of the 3 police officers charged in the death of Sean Bell is underway, in Queens State Supreme Court.

WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more on the upcoming deliberations, pitting the district attorney's office against lawyers representing the police.

It's been exactly 15 months since Sean ...


City Cracks Down on Delinquent Water Bills

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The city is sending out nearly 15,000 warning letters this week, threatening to impose liens on property owners who haven't paid their old water bills.

That comes on top of an ad campaign, and a 92-page supplement in the Daily News yesterday, listing every property in ...


Bloomberg Speaks at Climate Change Conference

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg addressed a climate change conference at the UN yesterday. There, he announced a plan to reduce the use of tropical hardwood by city agencies.

After his speech, he said climate change should be front and center for lawmakers all over the world.

BLOOMBERG: Terrorists ...


Voters React to Primary Results

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The results of yesterdays' primaries are still coming in but for some supporters of Hillary Clinton it was a good showing.

REPORTER: Rafael Maldonado was in Bryant Park, taking in the numbers.

MALDONADO: I think it's going to go to the convention. I don't think anyone's going ...


Exit Polls Part One

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

It's coast-to-coast coverage as the votes start rolling in on Tsunami Tuesday. From Illinois: Lynn Sweet, the Washington bureau chief of the Chicago Sun Times. From New York: WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal. From New Jersey: Mike Kelly, a columnist at The Record of New Jersey, and Congressman Scott Garrett. ...

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Voting Underway in New York and New Jersey

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Super Tuesday voting is underway in New York and New Jersey, two of the 24 states participating in primaries and caucuses today.

REPORTER: In New York City, a Democratic stronghold, the contest between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is tight, with plenty of voters heading into ...


South Asians lean to Clinton... or Obama

Monday, February 04, 2008

South Asian immigrants in New York City are a small part of the city's population..but they are expected to play an outsized role in tomorrow's Super Tuesday primaries...especially for Democrats. WNYC's Arun Venugopal asked some South Asian Americans whether they were leaning toward Hillary...or Obama.



University, Neighborhood Make Nice

Thursday, January 31, 2008

REPORTER: University officials and community leaders have formed a task force and they've developed guidelines to help preserve the neighborhood's character.

The guidelines aren't binding, but Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says it's a positive step for community relations.

STRINGER: It doesn't mean that we're not going ...


Council Eyes Conservation Plans

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

REPORTER: City residents could start seeing more rooftop gardens in the future.

Today, the City Council is expected to approve a bill that would require improved stormwater management.

Currently, billions of gallons of rainwater runoff flows into sewers each year - this often causes sewage to be ...


FDNY Gets Improved Training Structure

Thursday, January 24, 2008

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg, Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta and actor Denis Leary broke ground on a 4-story fire simulation building at the Fire Academy on Randalls Island.

The structure will recreate fire conditions in high-rises, which can be extremely challenging.

Most of the funding for the simulator came ...


Bloomberg Says Recessions are Personal

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg says all the talk about an economic slowdown is missing the real point of how it impacts people on a very personal level.

BLOOMBERG: Whether it's a recession or not, that's just a technical term. Some wag said it's a recession if your neighbor ...


Mayor Addresses World Markets' Effects on the City

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg says plummeting world financial markets will have an impact on the city's finances, but he said New York is still on sounder footing than other parts of the country.

BLOOMBERG: We are dependent on Wall Street profits and that's clearly going to be lower. ...


Remembering Martin Luther King

Monday, January 21, 2008

Sharpton took the opportunity to campaign for Lieutenant Governor David Paterson. Turning to Governor Spitzer, Sharpton suggested that as an African-American, Paterson would make an ideal replacement for Senator Hillary Clinton, in the event that she's elected president.

SHARPTON: they should strongly consider if she's successful ...