Mythili Rao

Producer, The Takeaway

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

ISIS Threatens to Kill Japanese Hostages

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

​On Tuesday, members of the Islamic State released a new video featuring two Japanese hostages. 

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Majority of Public School Students Live in Poverty

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

For the first time in at least 50 years, more than half of all U.S public school students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. We look at how this impacts their teachers.

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Facebook & The End of Power

Friday, January 16, 2015

Moises Naim is the author of the new book, "The End of Power." It shot to fame after it was selected by Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg for his new book club. 

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Measuring Boko Haram's Destruction

Friday, January 16, 2015

In northern Nigeria, a series of attacks by Boko Haram militants have ravaged a cluster of villages along the shores of Lake Chad.

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The Changing Definition of a Dictionary

Thursday, January 15, 2015

More than 50 years after it was published, Webster's dictionary is getting a major update. It will no longer be a reference book. Instead, its database will live entirely online.

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The Fight Over Tony Blair's Letters to George Bush

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Anne McElvoy, The Economist's public policy editor, explains why the U.S. has been pushing for the release of letters between President George Bush and former Prime Minister Tony Blair. 

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Al Qaeda Officially Lays Claim to Paris Carnage

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, an official of the Yemeni branch of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has claimed responsibility for the attack on Charlie Hebdo.

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Goodbye Prius, Hello Gas Guzzler?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Is it true that as soon as gas prices drop people stop riding the subway and start buy new gas guzzlers? A transportation expert explains what really happens.

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Obama Pushes For Free Community College for Millions

Monday, January 12, 2015

On Friday, President Obama announced a new proposal to make community college free for millions of students. We explore the president's initiative, and a similar program in Tennessee. 

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The End of the World as We Know It

Monday, January 12, 2015

Author Emily St. John Mandel's fourth novel, "Station Eleven," imagines the run-up to and aftermath from a global flu outbreak that effectively ends civilization as we know it.

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Multicultural Mix & Europe On Edge

Friday, January 09, 2015

French politicians have moved quickly to blame "radical Islam." Germany's budding anti-Islam movement has called for sympathizers to wear black arm bands.

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Listen to The New Yorker’s Bob Mankoff Reflect on the Shooting at Charlie Hebdo

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The legendary cartoon editor spoke to The Takeaway's John Hockenberry about cartooning and the Charlie Hebdo attack.

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Full Interview: The New Yorker's Cartoon Editor on Charlie Hebdo

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor at The New Yorker, reflects on the Charlie Hebdo attack and considers how cartoonists and cartoon editors balance questions of creative freedom.

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Alaska Feels the Pinch From Falling Oil Prices

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Last week, the downward plunge in oil prices prompted Alaska Governor Bill Walker to stop six high-profile spending projects because of a $3.5 billion dollar budget deficit.

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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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