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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 on books for the WNYC newsroom, and hosts literary events at the Greene Space and other venues. 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, 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:

The Greene Space

Muslim/American: Storytelling

Thursday, May 28, 2015

7:00 PM

Thurs, May 28 | Join us for a night of storytelling focused on the geographical and spiritual journeys that modern day Muslim Americans take to better understand their faith. 

 

Millions in Limbo After President Obama's Immigration Action Blocked

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

On Tuesday, a federal appeals court denied a request from the Justice Department that would have allowed President Obama's executive action on immigration to go into effect.

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Celebrating 125 Years of Agatha Christie

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

 In the run-up to Agatha Christie's 125th birthday in September, the writer's estate is asking her fans to vote on their favorite Agatha Christie novel. 

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Why We Love Stories About the End of the World

Friday, May 15, 2015

As we look at the current crop of dystopian books and films on the market, it's hard not to notice that these fictional futures bear a striking resemblance to our very real world.

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How Sweet Briar College Shaped Generations of Women Leaders

Friday, May 15, 2015

After more than 100 years, Sweet Briar College—an all-women's institutions just outside Lynchburg, Virginia—is set to close its doors for good.

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'Shadow Work': The Dark Side of Self-Service

Friday, May 15, 2015

We pump our own gas. We assemble our own furniture. Craig Lambert examines the dark side of self-service in his new book, "Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day."

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Pakistan: America's Unsteady Ally

Thursday, May 14, 2015

If Pakistan was holding Bin Laden for years without America's knowledge, what does that mean for U.S.-Pakistani relations and the War on Terror? A former Pakistani official answers.

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The Joys of Spending Time Alone

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New research suggests that people actually have a lot more fun by themselves when they get out of the house despite the stigma of dining, or watching a movie, or catching a show alone.  

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Arctic Waters Open for Business

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Shell Oil scored a major victory yesterday when the Obama administration granted the petroleum giant partial approval to start drilling in the Arctic Ocean this summer.

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A Poet with a Pulitzer in Bed-Stuy

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Pulitzer board described Gregory Pardlo's work as "clear-voiced poems that bring readers the news from 21st century America." 

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In Russia and Ukraine, V-E Day Anniversary Reopens Old Wounds

Friday, May 08, 2015

On the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, questions of whether and how to commemorate the occasion have been a source of political tension across Europe and Russia. 

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If Hitler Were a Talk Show Host

Thursday, May 07, 2015

In a new novel, Adolf Hitler wakes up in the year 2011 and becomes a talk show host. The book examines how Hitler's dark personality would fare in our internet driven world.

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Pulitzer Winner Gregory Pardlo on Life as a Poet in Bed-Stuy

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Takeaway Producer Mythili Rao recently visited Pardlo in his Brooklyn neighborhood to talk to him about his newfound fame and what the daily life of a poet in Bed-Stuy is really like.

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In Swinging Ohio, Anything Goes For 2016

Thursday, May 07, 2015

A year and a half ahead of the vote, there's already a palpable sense of excitement in Ohio, a state which is likely to once again be a decisive one in the presidential election.

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The Art of Fake News: How 'War of the Worlds' Changed Media Forever

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The 1938 radio broadcast of Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” terrified the nation. A new book explores how the broadcast laid the foundation for fake news.

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Fracking Chemicals Found in PA Drinking Water

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

In Bradford County, Pennsylvania, new research has found that a chemical used in fracking operations has made its way into drinking water that was sampled from three homes in the region.

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PEN & Charlie Hebdo: Honoring Courage or Hostility?

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The PEN American Center will be honoring the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo with its annual Freedom of Expression Courage Award at it gala tonight, a controversial decision.

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Meet the Army's First Female Four-Star General

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Ann Dunwoody was the first woman to become a four-star general in the U.S. Army. She discusses what her position as a female in the military has taught her about leadership.

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ZIP Odes from Across the Nation

Thursday, April 30, 2015

​As April comes to a close, we're sharing just a few more of the incredible Zip Odes Takeaway listeners have been composing all month long.

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Listeners Share Odes to Their Zip Codes

Monday, April 27, 2015

Listeners from Clarkdale, Arizona to St. Louis, Missouri, share poems inspired by their ZIP codes.

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