Arun Venugopal

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

Remembering the First Civil Rights Era Sit-in in Alabama

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Takeaway speaks with St. John Dixon, who took part in the first sit-in against segregation in the state of Alabama on February 25, 1960.

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What Harvey Weinstein's Rape Conviction Means for the #MeToo Movement

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Weinstein’s case has become synonymous with the #MeToo era. Yesterday’s verdict is a historic moment for the women at the center of this trial and survivors everywhere.

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Can Baseball Survive This Cheating Scandal?

Monday, February 24, 2020

The Houston Astros were caught using cameras to read opposing teams' signs to give their hitters an advantage.

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Guns and Domestic Violence: Overview

Monday, February 24, 2020

In the United States, domestic violence incidents involving guns are on the rise, and women are especially vulnerable.

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Census 2020: Making Latino Communities Heard in Texas

Monday, February 24, 2020

Texas lawmakers declined to fund census outreach efforts in their state, which could lead to an undercount in 2020, particularly among Latino communities.

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Trump Administration Targets U.S. Intelligence Community

Monday, February 24, 2020

Last week, President Donald Trump announced Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, as the acting director of national intelligence. 

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Climate Change Finds Its Way onto the Debate Stage in Nevada

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Studies have also shown that Latino voters are more engaged with the issue of climate change than other voting groups.

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Indigenous-Led Pipeline Protests Bring Canada to a Standstill

Thursday, February 20, 2020

For two weeks now, activists across Canada have blockaded rail lines and ports to protest the construction of a natural gas pipeline on Wet’suwet’en First Nation territory.

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What Roger Stone's Criminal Sentence Means for the DOJ

Thursday, February 20, 2020

President Trump has publicly denounced the judge in the case, the prosecutors, and even the jury forewoman.

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A Honduran Girl, Separated from Her Family for Six Years

Thursday, February 20, 2020

In 2013, a 10-year-old Honduran girl requested asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. After being placed into the system, their family never heard from her again.

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Bankruptcy Filing Complicates Future of Abuse Cases Against the Boy Scouts of America

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

On Tuesday, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy filing has raised concerns about what the move means for the future of sexual abuse cases against the group. 

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Mixed Messages As Secretary Pompeo Visits Africa

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

It’s only the second visit by a Secretary of State during this administration.

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California to Apologize to Japanese Americans for Internment Camps

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The state of California is issuing an apology in the form of a bipartisan bill that’s expected to pass today. 

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The Amazon's Priest Shortage Reignites Debate over Celibacy in the Catholic Church

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

In some of the most remote areas of the Amazon, Catholics will sometimes have to wait months between masses, sometimes years. 

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Census 2020: How Community Leaders in Oklahoma Are Working to Prevent an Undercount

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Oklahoma is one of several states that has allocated no funds to the rollout of the 2020 census, leaving non-profit organizations to pick up the slack.

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The Exploitative Contracts Between Strippers and Strip Clubs

Monday, February 17, 2020

Genea Sky fell from a 15-foot pole in Dallas. As a contract worker, she cannot access workers compensation or employee insurance. 

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Trump Administration Escalates Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities

Monday, February 17, 2020

It will deploy dozens of border patrol agents in cities that have pushed back against its immigration enforcement policies, including Los Angeles and Houston. 

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Why Millennials Love Greeting Cards

Thursday, February 13, 2020

After Christmas, Valentine’s Day is the second most popular holiday for sending cards. An estimated 145 million cards will be exchanged tomorrow. 

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Parents are Fighting Gun Violence Through Their School Boards

Thursday, February 13, 2020

As federal and state legislation around gun safety continues to stall, some parents are taking matters into their own hands, by going through their local school boards.

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U.K. Deports 17 People to Jamaica

Thursday, February 13, 2020

In the U.K., people are subject to immediate deportation if they’re not a citizen and receive a sentence of more than 12 months for a crime. 

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