Arun Venugopal

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

Iowa Caucus: Is It Time to Overhaul the System?

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

After months of campaigning, the Iowa caucuses are finally over. Well, almost over. 

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Trump Administration Reverses Land Mine Policy

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Last week, the Trump administration eased restrictions on the deployment of land mines by the U.S. military.

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In "The Other Latif," a Reporter Investigates His Namesake at Guantánamo Bay

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Radiolab's director of research Latif Nasser discovers that there's someone else who shares his unusual name: detainee 244 at Guantánamo Bay.

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Taika Waititi Breaks Down the Process Behind 'Jojo Rabbit'

Monday, February 03, 2020

The Takeaway speaks with Taika Waititi about the risks of making a comedy about Nazi Germany with 'Jojo Rabbit,' and balancing big-budget blockbusters with more personal indie films.

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The Challenges of Caucusing with a Child

Monday, February 03, 2020

In Iowa, many parents—especially women—who want to caucus today will run into a familiar problem: childcare.

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Trump Administration Expands Controversial Travel Ban

Monday, February 03, 2020

On Friday, President Trump expanded the ban to include six new countries: Nigeria, Eritrea, Tanzania, Sudan, Kyrgyzstan, and Myanmar.

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An Inside Look at a Suicide Prevention Hotline Center

Thursday, January 30, 2020

For the final installment of its series on guns and suicide, The Takeaway goes inside a suicide prevention hotline center in Erie County, New York. 

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How Filmmakers are Reckoning with #MeToo on the Big Screen

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The film that is loosely based on the Harvey Weinstein story, "The Assistant", hits theaters on Friday. The Takeaway looks at how filmmakers are reckoning with #MeToo on the big screen.

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Why Boris Johnson and Trump are Butting Heads on Trade

Thursday, January 30, 2020

While much of the rhetoric around Brexit has been about isolationism, the split also means that Britain has to create new trade agreements with countries around the world.

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The Questioning Phase of the Impeachment Trial Begins

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Senators began questioning House Managers and President Trump’s attorneys about the president’s conduct with Ukraine.

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The Harvey Weinstein Trial is Moving Quickly

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

And the defense has worked to undermine the allegations by pointing to one victim’s continued contact with Weinstein after the alleged assault.

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Trump Unveils So-Called Peace Plan for the Middle East

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced his long-awaited plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Trump Administration Issues Rollback of U.S. Waterways Protections

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Last Thursday, the Trump administration finalized a new rule rolling back environmental protections of streams, wetlands, and groundwater across the country.

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What Exactly is the Relationship Between India's Prime Minister Modi and President Trump?

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Late last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the U.S. for a massive rally in Texas, and next month President Trump will visit India for a similar event.

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World's Largest Money Manager to Make Investment Decisions Based on Climate Change

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The world’s largest money manager, BlackRock, announced recently that it plans to make climate change a central part of its investment strategy.

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Thousands from the South Asian Diaspora Protest India's New Citizenship Law

Monday, January 27, 2020

As protests in India continue against a law that grants citizenship based on religion, the South Asian diaspora has also taken to the streets to join the fight.

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How to Write About Experiences Other Than Your Own

Monday, January 27, 2020

After the controversy around "American Dirt," we wanted to discuss how people can successfully write about identities and experiences outside of their own.

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The Life and Legacy of Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant

Monday, January 27, 2020

Kobe Bryant was one of 9 killed during a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Verbally Attacks NPR Host Mary Louise Kelly

Monday, January 27, 2020

It’s just the latest example of the Trump administration demonizing members of the news media.

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Glenn Greenwald Responds to Accusations of Cybercrimes by the Brazilian Government

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Brazilian government alleges that Greenwald helped hack the cellphones of public officials. Greenwald joins The Takeaway to discuss the charges against him.

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