Mythili Rao

Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

Former Treasury Secretary Michael Blumenthal on Shutdown Aftermath

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Congress still has to reach a long-term plan for taxing and spending policies, and once again come to an agreement on raising the debt ceiling in 2014. Otherwise, the Treasury Departm...

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The Latest Cutting-Edge "Stuff" in Science & Technology Innovation

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

David Pogue hosts the NOVA series "Making Stuff," which begins tonight at 9 PM Eastern on PBS with the episode “Making Stuff: Faster.” Other episodes in the series, produced by our pa...

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President Taft's Surprisingly Modern Diet Struggle

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Newly unearthed letters and diaries of President William Howard Taft show that the famously "corpulent" president pursued several modern dieting techniques, including keeping a food d...


Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Thursday, October 10, 2013

On Thursday morning, the Swedish Academy named Canadian Alice Munro as the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. Not a stylist nor a writer of experimental fiction, Munro is a self...


Understanding the Debt Limit Showdown

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Just around the corner an even bigger national fiscal catastrophe is looming. In September the U.S. Treasury warned Congress that if the nation's debt limit is not raised by October 1...

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Why Americans Abroad are Giving Up U.S. Citizenship

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act requires all financial institutions around the world to report to the IRS the earnings and assets of U.S. citizens living abroad in an effort to...

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Boko Haram Violence Plagues West African Nations

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Over the weekend armed members of the terrorist group Boko Haram are believed to have killed as many as 50 students at a Nigerian University. The massacre comes on the heels of the fo...


Walter Reed Medical Center 6 Years Later

Monday, September 30, 2013

As part of our onging partnership with our friends at the documentary team Retro Report, we flip the clock back to 2007. Each week Retro Report brings a fresh look to an archival stor...


The Mogadishu Restaurant Owner Who Won't be Stopped by Terrorists

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Five years ago, Ahmed Jama, a successful restaurant owner in London, left his life in the U.K. to open a restaurant in his hometown of Mogadishu. Jama now owns several popular restaur...


Roundtable: How to Ban a Book in America

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

This week is Banned Books Week. But how does someone actually ban a book? Today The Takeaway hears from Mike Holzknecht a lawyer and parent who's joined in opposition against certain ...

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The NFL: America's Favorite Nonprofit Entity?

Monday, September 23, 2013

The NFL gives fans around the nation something to cheer about for several months each year. But the NFL doesn’t just give, they also receive—in some cases millions of dollars in subsi...

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Can Georgia's Mysterious Monument Help the Local Economy?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Just 90 minutes outside Atlanta, the town of Elberton, GA is home to a mysterious monument: The Georgia Guidestones. The stones consist of two massive granite slabs weighing more than...

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New Art Exhibit "Iran Modern" Uncovers Forgotten Chapter of History

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

“Iran Modern," a new exhibition currently on display at the Asia Society in New York City, paints a vibrant portrait of a country—and time period—that many Americans are entirely unfa...


A Government Shutdown is Looming—Again

Friday, September 13, 2013

In just a few short weeks, the current fiscal year ends. For now, there is no consensus on how government operations will be funded after September 30. GOP lawmakers are refusing to p...

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Syrian Refugees Flood Jordan

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

According to the UNHCR, the number of Syrians registered as refugees or awaiting registration as refugees has now passed the 2 million mark. Of the 2 million Jordan has taken in more ...


Wall Street & The Role of Women

Monday, September 09, 2013

When Margo Epprecht worked on Wall Street in the 1980s, she noticed that after women rose through the ranks they left. She writes about the phenomenon in a new piece for Quartz. Ginny...

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Building a Frozen Wall at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Earlier this week the Japanese government announced plans to spend $500 million on a new effort to build a frozen wall to stabilize the Fukishima Daiichi nuclear plant, the site of th...

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A Syrian-American's Argument Against Intervention

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Physician Hadi Yaziji was born and raised in Syria. He now lives in Miami, Florida where he’s been following the news in Syria through the press and through conversations with friends...

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Was the N.F.L.'s $765 Million Settlement Fair?

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Steve Fainaru, senior writer for ESPN has been covering the NFL's battle over concussions extensively.  He’s the co-author of the forthcoming book “League of Denial.”  He breaks down ...


Takeaway Listener Talks U.S. Syria Intervention & Gulf War Memories

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Ahmed Daoud, a Takeaway listener in Minneapolis, experienced U.S. intervention firsthand during the Gulf War. That experience has shaped his idea of what U.S. intervention can accompl...

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