Mythili Rao

Associate Producer, The Takeaway

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

An Uncertain Future For Al Jazeera Journalists

Friday, May 30, 2014

Over the weekend in Cairo, Egyptian prosecutors will make their closing remarks in the case against three Al Jazeera journalists accused of helping a terrorist organization.

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Remembering Maya Angelou With Poets Nikki Giovanni & Kwame Dawes

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Angelou, the renowned and beloved poet and activist, died Wednesday at the age of 86. Her friend Nikki Giovanni, a poet, commentator and activist, and Kwame Dawes, a poet and a professor, reflect on Angelou's life and legacy.

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Alan Alda and Brian Greene on Science as Storytelling

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The actor and the physicist weigh in on ways to humanize scientific insights and groundbreaking discoveries, as they participate in the 2014 World Science Festival in New York.

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Maya Angelou's Friend Nikki Giovanni Remembers the Legendary Poet

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Poet Maya Angelou died today at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was 86-years-old. The Takeaway spoke to poet Nikki Giovanni about her 40-plus-year friendship with Maya Angelou. "When you talk about who lived a full and a good and a complete life, you come back to Maya,” Giovanni says.

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Inside the Life of a Spelling Bee Champion

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tonight, 281 champion spellers from around the country will gather at a convention center just outside Washington, D.C. for the start of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee. One former champion and current judge explains what it's like to be a Spelling Bee champion.

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Takeaway Book Club Preview: 'To Rise Again at a Decent Hour'

Monday, May 26, 2014

Takeaway producer and book critic Mythili Rao previews the first book on The Takeaway Book Club's summer reading list: "To Rise Again at a Decent Hour" by Joshua Ferris.

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Who Took All the Fun Out of Youth Sports?

Monday, May 26, 2014

The ultra-competitive world of youth sports can lead to fatigue, burnout, and sometimes injury, for young athletes.

 

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Veterans Reflect on VA Controversy

Monday, May 26, 2014

Veterans respond to President Obama’s remarks on the growing Veterans Administration scandal. What would it take to truly reform the VA?

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How the World Cup is Transforming Brazil

Monday, May 26, 2014

Dave Zirin's new book "Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy" examines how the World Cup has transformed Rio de Janiero.

 

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Native Americans: The Next to Legalize Marijuana?

Friday, May 23, 2014

The dire need for a boost to the economy is why the Oglala Lakota Tribal Council's economic committee started looking into legalizing marijuana on the reservation this year. Many say it is something that tribe members of all ages seemed interested in.

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What Putin Can Learn from 'War and Peace'

Friday, May 23, 2014

The author of “Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Trouble Times” explains why now more than ever, Vladimir Putin should be reading Russia’s most famous literary masterpiece.

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When Gay Discrimination Was Government Policy

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Unearthed memos reveal that for years the government would "lean over backwards" to fire gay staffers, who inspired "revulsion."

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America's Scariest Militia

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

In the past three years, the number of homegrown militia groups in the U.S. has more than tripled to over 300. Many are benign, but others are putting their arsenals to use.

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Why India's Elections are Massive — and Massively Important

Friday, May 16, 2014

There's a national sport in India and it's not baseball or even cricket. It's politics. Some 550 million people made it to the polls in the longest and best-financed democratic election in the country's history.

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Outrage Cripples Nigerians in Face of Kidnappings

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Filmmaker Kenneth Gyang says people in Nigeria are feeling a deep sense of outrage and powerlessness, and some are beginning to conclude that Boko Haram and its kidnappings have become normal in Nigeria now.

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What's a Bigger Threat: Terrorism or Climate Change?

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

At what point does climate change become a national security issue? One retired general explains why global climate change is not just an environmental issue but a military one, too.

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Finding Good Advice in Strange Places

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The tradition of writing to a wise person for advice is alive and well. And if you're a political reporter—or if you're dating one—the person you might find yourself writing to for romantic advice might be a senator.

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The Booming Business of Helping the Blacklisted

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

British lawyer Maya Lester has been getting calls from Russians that have been sanctioned over the Ukraine crises. She's made a successful career helping Iranian, Syrians and others get off blacklists for two decades.

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The Campaign to Save a 9/11 Revenge Killer

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Ten days after 9/11, Mark Stroman walked into a gas station and shot a Bangladeshi immigrant named Rais Bhuiyan in the face. Bhuiyan started a campaign to have his attacker spared from the death penalty. New York Times Columnist Anand Giridharadas chronicles Bhuiyan and Stroman's stories in his new book.

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The 1998 NFL Draft: History's Biggest Sports Flop?

Monday, May 05, 2014

In 1998, the Colts picked Payton Manning and Ryan Leaf went to the Chargers. The draft produced one of the greatest busts in history. What have we learned about the science of evaluating human talent?

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