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Mythili Rao

Associate Producer, The Takeaway

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

French Magazine Publishes Satirical Cartoon of Prophet Mohammad

Thursday, September 20, 2012

France is closing its schools, consulates, cultural centers and embassies in 20 countries tomorrow amid fears of a new wave of violence in the Middle East over satirical depictions of the Muslim Prophet Mohammad. Benjamin Abtan, president for the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement, describes how the issue is unfolding in Paris.

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Listeners Respond to Mitt Romney's '47 Percent' Comments

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Some stories strike such a chord with our listeners that we’re flooded with far more responses than we can play on-air. This was certainly the case with the story of Mitt Romney’s comments about the "47 percent" of Americans who are "dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them."

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How Are Independent Voters Responding to Romney's '47 Percent' Remarks?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Late Monday, Mother Jones released video surreptitiously shot during a fundraiser for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in May. Romney’s team response was swift, but he stood by those remarks. What are independent voters saying in response?

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Documenting America's Unseen Workers

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Teacher, veterinarian, policeman, or firefighter — they're not uncommon aspirations for kids figuring out what they want to be when they grow up.But what about a coal miner? An oil rig operator? A truck driver or an air traffic controller? A landfill worker?

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British Archaeologists May Have Found a Lost King

Monday, September 17, 2012

Last week British archaeologists announced they’d found what appeared to be the remains of Richard III. The bones were discovered in a parking lot in the city of Leicester just more than a dozen miles from Bosworth Field, where Richard III became the last English king to die in battle.

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Have Swing State Voters Made Up Their Minds?

Friday, September 14, 2012

This past week, Anna Sale caught up with some swing voters to find out if their views have changed since the convention.

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Teenager Designs New Advanced Cancer Test

Thursday, August 23, 2012

In some ways, 15-year-old Jack Andraka is a normal teenager. He’s a fan of “Glee” and likes to kayak. But he’s also the mind behind a new pancreatic cancer test that is 168 times faster than anything else in the field.

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Do Your Favorite Sports Teams Share Your Political Loyalties?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sports loyalties often run just as deep as political loyalties, or deeper. Sometimes they even intersect. Do you know who the owners of your favorite teams support? The answers might surprise you. 

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Obama Threatens Military Action Against Syria

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

President Obama repeated calls for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down yesterday and, for the first time, threatened military action against Syria if the Assad regime indicates it will use chemical weapons.

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Harvard Geneticist Encodes Book in DNA

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

There are 70 billion copies of Harvard Medical School Genetics professor George Church’s book, "Regenesis," but very few people have read it. What gives?

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Early Facebook Investors Can Start Selling Shares Thursday

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

When they do, the markets could be overwhelmed with a deluge of Facebook shares. Henry Blodget, CEO and editor-in-chief of Business Insider, explains what's in store.

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Regulators and British Bank Reach Settlement Over Money Laundering

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Standard Chartered has agreed to pay $340 million — a paltry sum next to the total figure linked to the banks Iranian clients. Jessica Silver-Greenberg, a reporter for The New York Times, explains the significance of the settlement.

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Remembering Helen Gurley Brown

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Her 1962 book, "Sex and the Single Girl" was an American revelation: not only did unmarried women have sex, but they liked it, too. And as the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine from 1965-1997, she laid the blueprint of the most successful women’s magazine in the world.

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World Peace Might Be Too Heavy for Olympians to Carry

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Olympic Games has always meant more than just athletic battles of the world's greatest and strongest. The Games often become a forum for political protest, for social change. Is that too much to ask of the Games?

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Why The Name of the Aurora Shooter Should Be Remembered

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

When President Obama traveled to Aurora earlier this week, he agreed to not use the name of the shooter in any of his public speeches. John Cassidy, staff writer for The New Yorker, thinks that gesture comes at a cost.

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Remembering Sherman Hemsley

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Actor Sherman Hemsley, who was famous for playing George Jefferson in the 1970s sitcom "The Jeffersons," died in El Paso Texas yesterday at the age of 74. Celeste Headlee remembers Hemsley in this audio essay.

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Syrian Conflict Taking Heavy Toll on Children

Monday, July 23, 2012

Clashes continued across Syria over the weekend. As the conflict drags on, the toll of war is increasingly carried by Syria’s youngest citizens.

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Audio Essay: A Pin on the Map of American Reality

Monday, July 23, 2012

In this audio essay John Hockenberry reconciles violence, terror, blurred reality, and all the issues that will be on our lips while we attempt to figure out what happened during that midnight screening in Colorado.

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Uncertainty Looms in Syria

Thursday, July 19, 2012

In Syria, uncertainty about the future of the country looms after bomb blasts in Damascus reportedly killed at least three members of Syrian President Bashar al Assad's inner circle yesterday. From Cairo to Washington, officials expressed confidence that this latest violence will have repercussions.

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Romney and Bain Capital Remain a Forefront Issue

Monday, July 16, 2012

Among all the businesses that come and go from the headlines, Bain Capital is one that will not be escaping coverage any time soon. Romney and his campaign say that Obama's focus on Romney's former company is merely a distraction from the real issues and that Romney has shown what he’s needed to. So what’s really going on?

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