Mythili Rao

Producer, The Takeaway

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

The Economic Divide Between Red and Blue States

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Though they are less often discussed, the economic divisions between red and blue states are just as important as the ideological ones.

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Remembering ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott

Monday, January 05, 2015

Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation, says his admiration of ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott was both personal and professional. Scott died of cancer on Sunday at age 49.

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Writing State Legislation - At Age 12

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Twelve year old C. J. Pearson is pushing Georgia lawmakers to lower the minimum age to run for a seat in Georgia's House of Representatives.

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The Rise of ISIS Amid A Year Of Foreign Policy Challenges

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Shadi Hamid, author of "Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East," looks back at the foreign policy events that changed the world in 2014 

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The Best Books of 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

In honor of one of our favorite pastimes, we're devoting a special hour to books and authors who made our year, including interviews with Helen Thorpe and Hampton Sides

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Brooklyn Bound: Writing Kings County

Thursday, December 25, 2014

In September, four Brooklyn-based writers sat down to talk about the borough that inspired them most as part of a WNYC Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event at the Brooklyn Museum.
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Holiday Hack: The Science Behind Overeating

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

'Tis the season to stuff ourselves at the holiday dinner table and doze off. But there is a science behind what happens when we overeat and what you can do to make it to dessert.

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Please Give Blood, But Be Celibate: Revised FDA Rules Called Into Question

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would finally revise a decades-old rule banning gay men from donating blood—but the updated rule has a caveat.

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Christmas In A War Zone: The View From Syria

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Two Syrian Christians raised in Damascus share childhood memories of Christmas and reflect on how relatives back in Syria are observing the holiday this year.

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A Fork in The Road for Pakistan

Friday, December 19, 2014

A Pakistani court has granted bail to a Mumbai terror attack suspect. A former Pakistani ambassador says the nation must now choose one of two paths.

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U.S. Creditors Worry as Oil Prices Dive

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Most Americans are thrilled to pay less at the pump. But the truth is that declining oil prices could post serious problems for the U.S. economy.

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Will the Taliban School Attack Spur Real Change?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pakistan is still reeling in shock from a Taliban attack that left at least 140 people dead, nearly all of them children. But will this atrocious attack lead to real change?

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The CIA Torture Report Is an Amazon Best-Seller

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

But there's a problem: Amazon readers say the PDF they bought for $2.99 was nearly unreadable. Now an independent publisher is putting out a high quality print version.

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Chinese Govt. Makes Millions Selling Cigarettes

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Andrew Martin investigates China's multi-billion dollar tobacco industry—and the rise of cancer—for the latest issue of the magazine.

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Why It's So Hard to Discipline a Police Officer

Thursday, December 11, 2014

WNYC's Robert Lewis managed to get the story about one complaint against an NYPD last year, and it sheds new light on why disciplining police is so difficult.  

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Revelations of an Undercover Teacher in North Korea

Monday, December 08, 2014

Suki Kim went undercover in North Korea, posing as an English teacher at the nation's most elite university. Here's what she found.

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Round Table: Race & Criminal Justice

Friday, December 05, 2014

The decision not to indict in New York and Ferguson, and the shooting of Tamir Rice in Cleveland, has left the nation grappling with race and criminal justice. 

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Mentally Ill Inmate Set to be Put to Death in Texas

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

On Wednesday at 6 P.M. central, a mentally ill Texas inmate is set to be put to death in a case that tests the legal justification for applying the death penalty to the mentally ill.

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Rebuilding Community Trust in Ferguson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A city reeling from pain is forced to look forward. But how do you build a bridge between officials and a community that is so angry and so disenchanted with their leadership? 

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Democracy on Fire in Ferguson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A grand jury that was deliberating the fate of Ferguson officer Darren Wilson decided not to indict him for 18-year-old Michael Brown's shooting death.

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