Mythili Rao

Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

Healing Society, One Latte at a Time?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Corporations are increasingly taking on social justice causes. The Takeaway explores socially conscious business campaigns that work, and the ones that go horribly wrong.

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NJ Lawmakers Say Christie's Exxon Deal Stinks

Thursday, March 19, 2015

This week, the New Jersey State Senate approved two measures designed to push back against an environmental settlement Governor Chris Christie recently proposed to make with Exxon.

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The Man Who Made Books Portable

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A new exhibit celebrates Aldus Manutius, a Venetian printer who died 500 years ago and was the first to print classics in thin volumes.

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The Typical American Millionaire

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

According to new figures, about 10 million U.S. households now have a net worth of over $1 million. But that money doesn't mean what it used to. What's the reality behind that number?

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Looking Beyond Sectarian Divides in Iraq

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Recent sectarian attacks near the Iraqi city of Tikrit suggest that Sunni and Shiite loyalties are playing an outsized role in Iraq.  But focusing on sectarian violence is limiting.

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The Surprising Truth About Rust

Monday, March 16, 2015

A new book dives deep into the shocking cost and surprisingly wide-ranging effects rust has on everyday life. 

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The Steve Jobs of the Renaissance: Meet The Man Who Set Books Free

Monday, March 16, 2015

This spring marks 500 years since the death of Aldus Manutius, a printer whose small, cleanly-designed editions of the classics paved the way for the modern paperback.

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Lessons from Forgotten Bavarian Fairy Tales

Friday, March 13, 2015

A retired teacher in the city of Regensburg, Germany found more than 500 fairytales that had been forgotten for over a century and a half in the city's municipal archive.

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Beware of False Tales About the Ides of March

Friday, March 13, 2015

The phrase "Beware the Ides of March" was never uttered to warn Julius Caesar about his imminent assassination. 

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Drama With The Dalai Lama

Thursday, March 12, 2015

In China, government officials are locked in a bureaucratic battle with the Dalai Lama over the Tibetan Buddhist leader's plans for the afterlife.   

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The Poetry of Immigration

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Writer Luis Alberto Urrea's latest book is a collection of poems that explores the fractured identities of men and women torn between Mexico and the United States.

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Former Navy SEAL Considers Bid for Missouri Governor

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Former Navy Seal Eric Greitens is the author of a new book all about resilience. And now he says he's exploring running for governor of Missouri as a Republican next year.

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Florida Officials Ban The Term 'Climate Change'

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Former employees at Florida's Department of Environmental Protection say they were banned from using phrases like "climate change" and "global warming." 

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Truth & Reconciliation: Building Bridges in Ferguson

Friday, March 06, 2015

This week the Justice Department released the results of its investigation into the Ferguson Police Department in a 105 page report highlighting countless incidents of racial bias.

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Iran's Role in Iraq's Fight Against ISIS

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Iranian allied, Shiite militiamen are fighting ISIS in Tikrit alongside the Iraqi Army. Is Iran trying to inflame sectarian tensions?

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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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