Arun Venugopal

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

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.

Borough Park Crisis

Monday, October 12, 2020

Tensions are rising between the cities Hasidic community and city officials over restrictions put in place to keep COVID-19 rates in check.


'Westchester Was Ground Zero': Suburban Segregation Enters The Presidential Race

Sunday, October 04, 2020

President Trump is warning that a Biden presidency would bring poverty and crime to the suburbs. 

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How Policy Makers Can Capitalize on Public Support for Racial Justice

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Adam Serwer of The Atlantic joins The Takeaway to discuss historical lessons that could help guide politicians pushing for racial equity today.

Losing a Parent to Police Violence

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Freelance photojournalist Montinique Monroe talks about her father, Paul Monroe, who was killed by police on April 15, 1993. 

Was There a Quid Pro Quo Between Trump and the Guatemalan Presidency?

Thursday, September 10, 2020

A new investigation shows how the U.S. may have helped rid Guatemala of an anti-corruption commission.

Racial Disparities Likely to Grow As Schools Overhaul Disciplinary Policies for COVID-19

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Over time, school disciplinary policies have been administered unequally, with Black students, Native American students, and students with disabilities punished disproportionately.

"The Price of Cheap Food": California Farmworkers Continue to Harvest Amid the Wildfires

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Farmer workers in California are left to grapple with two threats: COVID-19 and wildfires. 

Chadwick Boseman's Death Puts Spotlight on Colon Cancer Health Disparities

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

As with so many diseases, colon cancer is one that disproportionately affects the Black community in this country. 

Protests Erupt in Rochester, New York, in Response to Police Killing of Daniel Prude

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Daniel Prude, a Black man, died of asphyxiation in March, after officers put a hood over his head and pushed him down on the ground during what’s being described as a psychotic episode.

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.

Trump Directs Agencies to End Racial Sensitivity Trainings

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Over the weekend, President Trump also threatened to cut off funding from California schools if they use the New York Times' 1619 Project.

The Challenges of Completing the Census During a Pandemic

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The Census Bureau will stop counting in San Diego and other parts of the country on September 18. That date is even earlier than the previous September 30th deadline.

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.

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.

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.

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.