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Mythili Rao

Producer, The Takeaway

Mythili Rao is a producer at WNYC. 

She leads production of The Takeaway's author interviews, reports and produces books coverage for the WNYC newsroom, and hosts book-related events at the Greene Space and other venues.

At the Takeaway, she additionally helps oversee planning and production of The Takeaway's daily editorial content, working to bring diverse, authentic, and authoritative voices to the show's daily coverage of national and international news. 

Mythili is also a contributing writer for The Daily Beast, where her reviews regularly appear in the site's National Magazine Award-winning books section. Her reporting and criticism have additionally appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Nation, and Words Without Borders, among others. 

Before joining WNYC, she worked for CNN's New York Bureau, where she field produced and filed breaking-news stories on everything from Bernie Madoff to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and was part of the network's Peabody-winning coverage of the 2008 elections.

In 2013, she was elected to the board of the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA). 

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

DOJ Accuses Ferguson Police of Racial Bias

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Justice Department has formally accused the police of Ferguson, Missouri of racial bias this week. What can Ferguson learn from other cities previously monitored by the DOJ?

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Justice Department Taskforce Recommends Criminal Justice Reforms

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

On Monday, a Justice Department taskforce announced a series of recommendations to reform law enforcement nationwide.

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No Remorse, No Signs of Change: How Sexual Violence Thrives in India

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

In 2014, a 20-year-old woman in West Bengal alleged she was gang raped by 13 men on the orders of her village's tribal council. Journalist Sonia Faliero investigated her story.

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ISIS Militants Capture Hundreds of Assyrian Christians

Friday, February 27, 2015

In northeastern Syria, the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State has kidnapped Assyrian Christians from a dozen villages.  

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Student Debt: Striking Back Against Banks

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This year, student loan debt reached a new high in the United States, inching up to a whopping $1.16 trillion. Now some are pushing back with a "debt strike."

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The Conspiracy Theories Behind the Malaysian Flight 370 Disappearance

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Science journalist Jeff Wise joined the cadre of "experts" paid to have some ideas about what happened to the flight when he became an "aviation analyst" for CNN.  

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How the King of Kombucha Built a Beverage Empire

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Before GT Dave got into the business of selling kombucha as a teenager, there was no such thing as commercial kombucha.

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An Identity Shaped by The 'War on Terror'

Monday, February 23, 2015

In his latest book, author Mohsin Hamid reflects on how his identity as a Pakistani has been changed in the years since 9/11 by the ongoing “War on Terror” forged by the west. 

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Talk Dirty to Me: Audio Porn is Making a Comeback

Friday, February 20, 2015

There's a growing subculture devoted to producing and sharing audio porn. Note to listeners: This segment contains content that some might find offensive.

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Half a Million Walmart Workers Finally Get a Raise

Friday, February 20, 2015

America's biggest private employer announced this week that nearly half its workforce is getting a raise. Walmart's wage increases tell us a lot about the health of the economy.

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The Afghan War Told Through The Eyes of An Orphaned Soldier

Thursday, February 19, 2015

An orphaned Afghan soldier is the protagonist of Elliot Ackerman's new novel, "Green on Blue."  

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An Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower Breaks His Silence

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

When John Kiriakou was imprisoned for leaking classified information, he became the first (and only) CIA officer to be imprisoned for leaks, or for any involvement with torture.

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Chapel Hill Sparks Global Outrage

Friday, February 13, 2015

The tragic shooting deaths of three young Muslim-Americans in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has set off a discussion among young Muslims across the globe. 

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Chapel Hill Murders Rattle Community

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Why did a Chapel Hill, North Carolina man brutally murder his Muslim neighbors? Was it because of a parking dispute, as his lawyer says, or was it an act of religiously-targeted hate?

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Harper Lee's Sequel Brings Excitement & Worry

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Starling Lawrence, former editor-in-chief at W. W. Norton and a friend of Harper Lee, responds to the news that the author will publish a sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird." 

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What's in a Face? Exploring The 'Curse' of Beauty

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Amanda Filipacchi's novel "The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty," imagines a beautiful woman hiding under an elaborate disguise to make herself appear unattractive.

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A Love Story That Could Only Happen in Flushing

Monday, February 02, 2015

The debut novel from Atticus Lish, son of legendary writer and editor Gordon Lish, imagines a tender love affair between a Uighur immigrant and an Iraq War veteran.

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The Sound Of Public Radio Beyond 'Middle Aged White Dudes'

Friday, January 30, 2015

What constitutes a proper “public radio” voice? One black contributor says minority voices often feel the need to code-switch to be heard.

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New Novel Explores Pressures of Undercover Cops

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In Matthew Burgess's novel "Uncle Janice," a young undercover cop is anxious to meet her quota in order to earn a promotion.

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What it Means to Kill on the Battlefield

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

No one in the U.S. Army or Department of Defense tracks how many troops kill foreign enemies in war zones​, or the impact killing has on the soldiers who do it. Why not?

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