Mythili Rao

Takeaway Producer

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

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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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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