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Mythili Rao

Associate Producer, The Takeaway

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

On the Road Again with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Clinton's touch-down in Latvia will mark the 100th country she’s visited as Secretary of State — making her the most-traveled secretary of state yet. BBC state department correspondent Kim Ghattas accompanied Clinton on many of those trips, and recently produced a half-hour documentary about life on the road with the Secretary of State.

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Remembering Nora Ephron

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A friend looks back on the life and legacy of Nora Ephron, novelist, playwright, Oscar-nominated screenwriter and movie director.

 

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Follow Up Conversation: Balancing Our Work and Personal Lives

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Yesterday, Anne-Marie Slaughter of The Atlantic came on the show to talk about the juggling act between parenting and working, and what that struggle is like for both women and men. Today we look more closely at the specific choices and sacrifices families make to keep this balance.

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College Football Approves New Playoff Format

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A committee of university presidents has approved a new playoff system for college football. After this year, the much-derided Bowl Championship Series will come to an end, and be replaced by a four-team playoff and a Super Bowl-style title game.

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Mexico Elections: Who is Enrique Peña Nieto?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

In four days, Mexicans go to the polls to chose a new president, the vote being held against the background of a violent drugs war and a slowing economy. In this audio essay, Celeste takes a closer look at the frontrunner, Enrique Peña Nieto.

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The National Impact of SB 1070's New Provisions

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Alabama State Senator Gerald Dial and Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Zayne Smith discuss SCOTUS' provisions to SB 1070 and how it will impact other states dealing with immigration policy.

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Jimmy Fallon: Late Night's King of Musical Comedy

Monday, June 25, 2012

In the competitive world of late night television, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" sets itself apart not by its nightly musical guests, which include the likes of Dave Matthews and Elvis Costello, but by the musical numbers performed by Jimmy Fallon himself. He talks about his infamous spoofs and how he convinces fellow musicians not to take their work too seriously.

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What's on Your Playlist for the London Olympics?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Although most of us are not going to win a medal in the 2012 London Olympics, we're all going to be watching as the U.S. competes against the world's greatest. In partnership with our friends at The World at WGBH in Boston, we asked our listeners for suggestions for songs to be added to an Olympic playlist.

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Have Student Loans? Move Here

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Brain drain is a common curse. To combat it, cities across America are offering to pay some or all of graduates student loans if they live and work in that city. Some are even offering tax breaks to retain an educated workforce.

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African Pottery Gives Hints of the Earliest Dairy Farmers

Thursday, June 21, 2012

When did earliest humans make cheese? Butter? Yogurt? New archeological findings suggest humans were in fact processing milk 7,000 years ago. Researchers examining pottery from from a site in Libya recently discovered traces of dairy fats on the earthenware.

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CIA Secretly Steering Arms to Syrian Rebels, New Report Claims

Thursday, June 21, 2012

News reports claim that British and US leaders are prepared to offer Syrian President Bashar al-Assad clemency if he agrees to help push for a UN-sponsored conference on political transition in Syria. This could put an end to the violence, but would no doubt spell a bittersweet end for many Syrians who want to see al-Assad answer for his actions.

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State Rep Banned from Speaking after Use of the "V Word"

Monday, June 18, 2012

"I'm flattered that you're all so interested in my vagina, but no means no." That's what Michigan State Representative Lisa Brown told her fellow lawmakers on the floor of the State House during a debate on abortion rights and the "V word" apparently made a few nervous enough to ban Ms. Brown from speaking on on the floor of the house.

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Syria Arm Sales Cools Russia US Relations

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Earlier this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Russia of providing helicopters to assist the Assad regime. Is Putin fighting the last battle of the Cold War in Syria?

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Peacekeeper Calls Syria Conflict "Civil War"

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The conflict in Syria is escalating so rapidly and involving such sectarian violence that one U.N. peacekeeper has called it a "civil war." What does identifying the conflict as a "civil war" mean going forward?

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The Costs of Retiring Early

Monday, June 11, 2012

Grappling with months or even years of unemployment, some older Americans are tapping into the one safety net that's meant not to be tapped into: social security. Motoko Rich, national economics reporter for our partner The New York Times, recently profiled 62-year-old Palm Springs resident Clare Keany. Clare lost her job in 2008 and never found a full-time replacement. 

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Google Search Patterns Betray Racism, Voting Tendencies

Monday, June 11, 2012

In barely a decade and a half, Google has become an extension of our brains: with mobile devices and computers we can have the answer to a question before we complete a sentence. Google searches are a prosthetic memory, but they also may constitute an MRI of our collective personality – especially some of it's more disturbing aspects. The research of Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, doctoral candidate in economics at Harvard, focused on voting patterns and racial prejudice in Google searches.

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New Movie Releases: 'Prometheus', 'Madagascar 3'

Friday, June 08, 2012

This week’s big release is “Prometheus,” starring Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron. Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, hosts this week's Movie Date.

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Follow Friday with Dan Damon and Farai Chideya

Friday, June 08, 2012

Our Follow Friday panel, journalist Farai Chideya and BBC World Update host Dan Damon, discusses the top stories of the past week, including the European debt crisis, Diamond Jubilee, White House leaks, Clinton gaffe, and the death of Ray Bradbury.

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Unemployment Falls in Auto Industry Swing States

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Did the auto industry bailout work? New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest it did, with unemployment rates dropping faster than the national average, due in part to jobs created by the auto industry. This could be the push President Obama needs to stay on top until November, but as the rest of the country continues to struggle, it might not be time to raise the victory flag quite yet.

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Why The American Middle-Class Needs Unions

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Last night in Wisconsin, voters weighed in on whether Governor Scott Walker would stay in office. The recall began with protests over Governor Walker's attempts to curb union bargaining power in Wisconsin. However, as the election approached it grew into a divisive political fight, with $60 million on both sides. Whether or not the Wisconsin recall will prove to be a bellweather for the 2012 presidential election, it's certain to have implications for the future of labor unions throughout the country.

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