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Mythili Rao

Producer, The Takeaway

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

Egyptomania: Why An Ancient Culture Holds Our Fascination

Monday, November 18, 2013

What's behind our enduring fascination with all things ancient Egypt? After 30 years of studying pharaohs, mummies, pyramids, and other artifacts of ancient life along the Nile River,...

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Examining The Fed Under Janet Yellen's Stewardship

Friday, November 15, 2013

Janet Yellen, President Barack Obama’s nominee for chair of the Federal Reserve, gave a passionate defense of stimulus efforts in Senate hearings Thursday. If confirmed, Yellen, who c...

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Scandals Around Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Threaten City's Image

Friday, November 15, 2013

Most Americans have probably heard the soundbite that's been echoing around the world. "Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine," Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted last week. "Am I an addict? ...

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Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar to Retire

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Today, Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar played the start of his 200th and final test match—the match that marks the coming close of his 24-year career.The “Little Master,” as he...

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Love and Hate in Dallas

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Two new, distinct art projects are trying to reclaim the city of Dallas' reputation by casting a new narrative. The first is called "Dallas Love"—a rebuff to those who dubbed Dallas "...

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Stories of Living in a Paycheck to Paycheck World

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Roughly three-quarters of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, with little to no emergency savings. We asked about the days of the month that are better or worse for your budget...

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Planning Relief Efforts in the Philippines

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

As horrific as typhoon Haiyan's impact has been on the Philippines, it’s not the first time a typhoon of great magnitude has hit the region. After years in the field, disaster managem...

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In Meat We Trust: America's Historic Relationship with Meat

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Americans consume about 275 lbs of meat annually per person—that's more than three times the global average. In her new book, “In Meat We Trust: An Unexpected History of Carnivore Ame...

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Supreme Court to Hear Two Pivotal Union Cases

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Supreme Court will hear arguments today over a strategy commonly used by unions to organize workers. The practice involves pressuring an employer to sign a "neutrality agreement."...

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Lessons From the 2003 Northeast Blackout

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

In 2003, a great blackout left nearly 50 million Americans from Ohio to New York without electricity. This week, more than 200 public and private large power companies are staging a m...

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In India, Changing Mindsets to Empower Women

Thursday, November 07, 2013

A woman in India is raped every 20 minutes, according to the National Crime Records Bureau in India. One organization is trying to change those numbers.  Jameela Nishat runs the Shahe...

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Analyzing Ballot Measure Votes Around the Country

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Election Day has come and gone, and in addition to choosing mayors and governors, six states took up a total of 31 ballot measures. From Colorado to New Jersey and beyond, citizens we...

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What Elections in New Jersey & Virginia Say About National Politics

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Around the country, voters headed back to the polls yesterday to cast ballots in mayor and gubernatorial contests and to vote on a host of ballot initiatives. Anna Sale, a reporter fo...

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Can Data-Tracking Devices Help Kids Stay Active?

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Can data and algorithms help motivate kids to be more active? That’s the goal of a new project being pioneered in Snohomish County, Washington. Dr. Gary Goldbaum, health officer and d...

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Exploring 'The Power of Glamour'

Monday, November 04, 2013

What is glamour? Is it a $900 red dress, the curve of a leg emerging from that dress, or the way a woman in the red dress carries herself as she walks into the night? Virginia Postrel...

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Neil deGrasse Tyson On How Much We Don't Know About Our Universe

Monday, November 04, 2013

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.  He's also the narrator "Dark Universe," a new show about th...

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Report: NSA's MUSCULAR program taps Yahoo, Google data centers

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The latest revelations from NSA leaker Edwards Snowden about the agency's surveillance practices involve a program called MUSCULAR. By tapping into the data centers that connect Yahoo...

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Listeners Respond: Your Favorite Scary Halloween Stories

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Takeaway listeners share scary Halloween stories from their childhood, and  R.L. Stine, the author of several scary series for children, including  "Goosebumps," describes one particu...

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Rep. Alan Grayson: Congress Doesn't Trust the NSA

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

President Obama wasn't aware of many of the NSA's surveillance activities, like the one that monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to the The Washington Post. Rep. Alan...

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Tribal America and Moral Decision-Making

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Joshua Greene, author of “Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap between Us and Them,” joins The Takeaway to discuss how our collective groupings affect the moral decisions we make.

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