Mythili Rao

Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

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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Britain Seeks to Prevent The Publishing of Snowden's Leaks

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

British Prime Minister David Cameron appears ready to crack down on The Guardian, the news organization at the center of the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaks. Louise Mensc...

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Syria Moves Closer to Destroying Chemical Weapons Stockpile

Monday, October 28, 2013

Three days ahead of its deadline, the Syrian regime submitted a formal declaration of its chemical weapons arsenal and its plans for destroying that stockpile. Is this a sign that cha...

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Retro Report: Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath

Monday, October 28, 2013

This week, as we mark a year after Hurricane Sandy hit the Eastern Seaboard, our friends at the documentary team Retro Report are looking back at another major storm, and the lessons ...

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President Obama Apologizes to French and German Leaders Over Surveillance Concerns

Thursday, October 24, 2013

After German Chancellor Angela Merkel received intelligence from her government that her phone was under surveillance, President Obama called Chancellor Merkel and reassured her that ...

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Retro Report: The True Story Behind the Spilled McDonald's Coffee Lawsuit

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Takeaway travels back in time with our friends at Retro Report, a documentary team focused on shedding new light on stories from the news archives. Today’s report takes us back to...

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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...

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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...

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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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