Mythili Rao

Takeaway Producer

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

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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Sen. McCain: "Do We Want to Sit By and Watch this Massacre Take Place?"

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

As Congress contemplates another potential conflict in the Middle East, the next few days will be a moment for you to hear from your elected representatives. Senator John McCain (R-AZ...

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Kerry: "High Confidence" Syria Used Chemical Weapons

Friday, August 30, 2013

Bill Keller, former executive editor of The New York Times reflects on the similarities between Iraq and Syria. UPDATE: Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the world on Friday aft...

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Could Nadal Hasan Become the 1st Soldier Put to Death in 50 Years?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan was sentenced to death for the 2009 the Ft. Hood shooting rampage that killed 13 people. If Hasan is put to death, he would become the first milita...

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Iran Warns of Israel Attack Should U.S. Strike Syrian Targets

Thursday, August 29, 2013

In response to reports that the Obama administration was considering military strikes on Syria, Iranian officials issued a stark warning against U.S. involvement in the region, saying...

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As Syrian Conflict Enters New Phase, Possibilities for a U.S. Intervention

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What exactly would a U.S. response in Syria entail remains unclear. Ambassador Kurt Volker, former United States Permanent Representative to NATO, and Phyllis E. Oakley, former U.S. A...

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FTC Complaint: Children's Apps Not Really Educational

Monday, August 12, 2013

A complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission last week claims that many mobile apps claiming to be educational are not. Dr. Melissa Morgenlander is an educational consultant an...

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Plans to Reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on the Horizon

Friday, August 09, 2013

Earlier this week President Obama announced his intent to drastically overhaul Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Congress is now considering bills that would phase out Fannie and Freddie ov...


Two Veterans Separated by 30 Years Come to Terms With PTSD

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Years after the Vietnam War, PTSD is now a household term. Mary McGriff is a retired Captain in the United States Air Force. She served at Balad Air Force base in Iraq in 2004. Dougla...

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Drones in Yemen: A Scene from Ground Level

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

On Tuesday, the State Department advised all Americans in Yemen to leave the country because of "the continued potential for terrorist attacks." Yalda Hakim, a BBC World News correspo...


Trial Begins for Fort Hood Army Base Shooting Suspect

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Four years ago this November, Major Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire on soldiers at the Fort Hood Army Base in Killeen, Texas, killing 13 people and injuring many more. Today, Major Hasa...

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Messy Desks a Sign of Creativity

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

It's thought that Albert Einsten once said, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Well, Einstein’s endorsement of the cluttered ...

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A Psychiatrist’s Encounters with the Mind in Crisis

Monday, August 05, 2013

Christine Montross, assistant professor of psychiatry at Brown University, is a practicing psychiatrist who focuses on the most severe cases. Her patients ingest knives, nails and lig...


Should Detroit Get a Bailout?

Friday, August 02, 2013

Congress has stuck by its promise not to bail out Detroit in the wake of its bankruptcy filing. It’s a position that has Dan Kildee, a Democratic Congressman from Flint, Michigan, inf...

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Congress Rejects Effort to Curb NSA Surveillance

Thursday, July 25, 2013

On Wednesday, Congress took up a controversial amendment designed to curb the NSA’s powers, but the bill was defeated in the House of Representatives in a vote of 205-to-217. The legi...

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