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Arun Venugopal is a senior reporter for the WNYC and Gothamist Race & Justice Unit who focuses on issues of race and bias in our region. His reporting also tackles the topics of immigration, faith, and inequality. Arun serves as the regular fill-in host of the station's "U.S. of Anxiety" program. Arun was the creator and host of Micropolis, a series about race and identity. He is a contributor to NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He has appeared on PBS Newshour, On the Media and Studio 360, and has been published in The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and Salon. He also frequently serves as an emcee and moderator of panel discussions on race, religion, and identity issues and has been a guest host of NPR's "Fresh Air." He lives with his family in Queens.

Arun Venugopal

These migrants from Venezuela braved jungles, wild animals, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal to call the U.S. home.


The president pledged at a White House summit that ‘evil will not win.'


Despite fast growth, Indo-Caribbean and Punjabi communities say the new district map would fragment them while leaving Black and white conservative districts intact.


By one estimate, a federal backlog of asylum seekers waiting for work authorization runs into the 'tens of thousands.'


Ahead of the midterm elections, the initiative aims to deploy 300 lawyers, law students across the U.S., including in key battleground states.


School officials have estimated that at least 1,000 newly arrived children will start school on September 8th.


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