Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the host of Micropolis, WNYC's ongoing examination of race, sexuality and identity. The series has explored such issues as the global skin-lightening market, the problems with ethnic sitcoms and the meaning of turbans.
Arun is a regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He has appeared on PBS Newshour, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, On the Media and Studio 360, and has been published in The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and Salon. His commentary on Indian-American issues has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Post and the Associated Press. He also frequently serves as an emcee and moderator of panel discussions on race, religion and identity issues.
Previously, Venugopal wrote for India Abroad, and served as an editor at the multi-faith website Beliefnet. He lives with his family in Queens.
Arun Venugopal appears in the following:
Monday, September 13, 2010
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf did admit that if he had known the planned development would result in such a furor, he wouldn't have chosen to build at that site and might have had different stakeholders in this project.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
The commission voted Tuesday to deny landmark status to a building two blocks from Ground Zero, which can now be demolished.
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
The city is trying to make the local film industry a bit more racially diverse.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Immigration reform has been on the back burner in Congress but a group of New Yorkers wants to end that with a road trip.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
The city's Board of Elections appears to be moving into the 21st Century.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
With just a few days to go, 2009 is on pace to be New York City's safest - at least since 1962 when the city started keeping reliable records.
Monday, December 28, 2009
The New York Police Department has told the federal government that it will need more money to protect the city during the trial of alleged terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
It's the first day of a trial of a concrete testing company, accused of faking results for some of the city's biggest construction projects.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Prosecutors in Brooklyn arrested two men on charges of selling illegal guns on Monday.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
A Bronx drug bust early this morning called Operation Rotten Apple involved 450 federal and local agents, and resulted in charges against 53 men and women.
Monday, November 02, 2009
In the final hours of campaigning, mayoral candidates Comptroller Bill Thompson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg are making a last campaign dash across the city.