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Mythili Rao

Associate Producer, The Takeaway

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

Remembering Sherman Hemsley

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Actor Sherman Hemsley, who was famous for playing George Jefferson in the 1970s sitcom "The Jeffersons," died in El Paso Texas yesterday at the age of 74. Celeste Headlee remembers Hemsley in this audio essay.

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Syrian Conflict Taking Heavy Toll on Children

Monday, July 23, 2012

Clashes continued across Syria over the weekend. As the conflict drags on, the toll of war is increasingly carried by Syria’s youngest citizens.

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Audio Essay: A Pin on the Map of American Reality

Monday, July 23, 2012

In this audio essay John Hockenberry reconciles violence, terror, blurred reality, and all the issues that will be on our lips while we attempt to figure out what happened during that midnight screening in Colorado.

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Uncertainty Looms in Syria

Thursday, July 19, 2012

In Syria, uncertainty about the future of the country looms after bomb blasts in Damascus reportedly killed at least three members of Syrian President Bashar al Assad's inner circle yesterday. From Cairo to Washington, officials expressed confidence that this latest violence will have repercussions.

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Romney and Bain Capital Remain a Forefront Issue

Monday, July 16, 2012

Among all the businesses that come and go from the headlines, Bain Capital is one that will not be escaping coverage any time soon. Romney and his campaign say that Obama's focus on Romney's former company is merely a distraction from the real issues and that Romney has shown what he’s needed to. So what’s really going on?

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Saudi Arabia Sends Women to Olympics for First Time

Friday, July 13, 2012

Saudi Arabia is sending two female athletes to the Olympics for the first time, becoming one of the last competing countries to do so. The step is a huge statement for female athletes globally, but some critics warn that it may be a deceiving one.

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Pakistan Ignores Legacy of Physicist Linked to Higgs Boson Research

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The world of physics has been agog in recent weeks over something called the Higgs Boson particle. One of the scientists who laid the groundwork for these recent breakthroughs was physicist Abdus Salam, Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate — yet Salam's legacy is largely ignored in Pakistan.

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On the Road Again with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Clinton's touch-down in Latvia will mark the 100th country she’s visited as Secretary of State — making her the most-traveled secretary of state yet. BBC state department correspondent Kim Ghattas accompanied Clinton on many of those trips, and recently produced a half-hour documentary about life on the road with the Secretary of State.

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Remembering Nora Ephron

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A friend looks back on the life and legacy of Nora Ephron, novelist, playwright, Oscar-nominated screenwriter and movie director.

 

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Follow Up Conversation: Balancing Our Work and Personal Lives

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Yesterday, Anne-Marie Slaughter of The Atlantic came on the show to talk about the juggling act between parenting and working, and what that struggle is like for both women and men. Today we look more closely at the specific choices and sacrifices families make to keep this balance.

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College Football Approves New Playoff Format

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A committee of university presidents has approved a new playoff system for college football. After this year, the much-derided Bowl Championship Series will come to an end, and be replaced by a four-team playoff and a Super Bowl-style title game.

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Mexico Elections: Who is Enrique Peña Nieto?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

In four days, Mexicans go to the polls to chose a new president, the vote being held against the background of a violent drugs war and a slowing economy. In this audio essay, Celeste takes a closer look at the frontrunner, Enrique Peña Nieto.

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The National Impact of SB 1070's New Provisions

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Alabama State Senator Gerald Dial and Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Zayne Smith discuss SCOTUS' provisions to SB 1070 and how it will impact other states dealing with immigration policy.

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Jimmy Fallon: Late Night's King of Musical Comedy

Monday, June 25, 2012

In the competitive world of late night television, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" sets itself apart not by its nightly musical guests, which include the likes of Dave Matthews and Elvis Costello, but by the musical numbers performed by Jimmy Fallon himself. He talks about his infamous spoofs and how he convinces fellow musicians not to take their work too seriously.

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What's on Your Playlist for the London Olympics?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Although most of us are not going to win a medal in the 2012 London Olympics, we're all going to be watching as the U.S. competes against the world's greatest. In partnership with our friends at The World at WGBH in Boston, we asked our listeners for suggestions for songs to be added to an Olympic playlist.

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Have Student Loans? Move Here

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Brain drain is a common curse. To combat it, cities across America are offering to pay some or all of graduates student loans if they live and work in that city. Some are even offering tax breaks to retain an educated workforce.

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African Pottery Gives Hints of the Earliest Dairy Farmers

Thursday, June 21, 2012

When did earliest humans make cheese? Butter? Yogurt? New archeological findings suggest humans were in fact processing milk 7,000 years ago. Researchers examining pottery from from a site in Libya recently discovered traces of dairy fats on the earthenware.

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CIA Secretly Steering Arms to Syrian Rebels, New Report Claims

Thursday, June 21, 2012

News reports claim that British and US leaders are prepared to offer Syrian President Bashar al-Assad clemency if he agrees to help push for a UN-sponsored conference on political transition in Syria. This could put an end to the violence, but would no doubt spell a bittersweet end for many Syrians who want to see al-Assad answer for his actions.

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State Rep Banned from Speaking after Use of the "V Word"

Monday, June 18, 2012

"I'm flattered that you're all so interested in my vagina, but no means no." That's what Michigan State Representative Lisa Brown told her fellow lawmakers on the floor of the State House during a debate on abortion rights and the "V word" apparently made a few nervous enough to ban Ms. Brown from speaking on on the floor of the house.

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Syria Arm Sales Cools Russia US Relations

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Earlier this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Russia of providing helicopters to assist the Assad regime. Is Putin fighting the last battle of the Cold War in Syria?

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