Mythili Rao

Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

American Sentenced in North Korea

Friday, May 10, 2013

Last week, 44 year old Kenneth Bae became the sixth American detained in North Korea since 2009. His sentence is the most severe punishment to date. He faces 15 years of hard labor ...


The Syrian Conflict According to Assad's Prisoners

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

On a recent visit to Damascus, New York Times Beirut Bureau Chief Anne Barnard and photographer Andrea Bruce were invited to interview seven prisoners by the Syrian government: five...


Should the U.S. Provide Weapons to Syrian Opposition?

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

On Monday, New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee introduced a bill that would allow the US to provide weapons to the Syrian oppositio...

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From Technology to Agriculture, Immigration Reform and American Workers

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

As Congress debates immigration reform, industries across the country want a piece of the pie. While tech companies lobby for programs to bring scientists and engineers to the US, far...

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Listening in on "The Lives of Other Citizens"

Monday, May 06, 2013

New Yorkers keep company with their thoughts as they make their way through the city's streets.  But what are they thinking? A project called "New York Stories: The Lives of Other Cit...

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Teen Diaries and the Power of Being Your Own Storyteller

Monday, May 06, 2013

Sixteen years ago, producer Joe Richman gave group of teenagers tape recorders and asked them to report on their own lives. Armed with recording equipment, they told their stories, an...


'Top Secret America': How Safe Are We?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

After 9/11, the Bush administration vowed to do everything in its power to prevent another attack. But more than a decade later -- and after billions of dollars have been spent on cou...


That's So Miami: Finding Poetry in City Life

Monday, April 29, 2013

April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate the occasion, our friends at WLRN have been asking for local poetry that captures the texture of their city: Miami, Florida. Scott Cun...

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The Value of a Neighborhood

Friday, April 26, 2013

We've been talking this week about the importance of getting to know your neighbors. Why is it important to know our neighbors? And how does it help us become a better society? Pete...

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A New History Puts a Critical Eye to Florida's Past

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Earlier this month, Florida celebrated the 500th anniversary of explorer Ponce de León’s discovery of the state. In new book, "Finding Florida," T. D. Allman takes a critical look at ...

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America's Relationship with Marijuana

Monday, April 22, 2013

America has a love-hate relationship with marijuana. Millions of people use the drug but it remains mostly illegal. Alfred Ryan Nerz, a journalist and self-professed marijuana enthusi...

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The Scene from MIT -- and Listener Messages for Boston

Friday, April 19, 2013

Along with most of Boston, the MIT campus is on lockdown this morning after the death of campus police officer Sean Collier in a shootout with the Boston bombing suspects last night. ...


Why the Background Check Bill Failed

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The United States Senate on Wednesday voted down the proposed restrictions to curb gun violence in the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December. Takeaway ...

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Running Coach Discusses the Scene on the Ground in Boston

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Amby Burfoot, a giant of running coaching, joins us from Boston to discuss the scene on the ground, the mood among runners, and what it feels like for this race—a race that is the cul...


Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Explosions tore through the large crowds at the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon, claiming three lives and injuring hundreds. Four hours into the race at around 2:50 p.m.,  two bombs ...

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A History of Marathons in America

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon.  When it was first held in 1897 only 18 runners took part. Last year, however, more than 21,000 runners finished the 26.2 ...


Deduction Reductions

Monday, April 15, 2013

When you file your 2013 taxes, some of the deductions you were able to take this year might be significantly smaller. The White House's new budget proposal gets tough on tax, curbing ...


The Art and Science of the Public Comeback

Friday, April 12, 2013

Anthony Weiner is not the only public figure who has recently tried to clean-up his image and restore his career. Earlier this month, as Tiger Woods reclaimed his number one World ...

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Your Best and Worst Memories of Science Class

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

We asked for your memories, good and bad, of science class and got stories about flirty classmates, burning desks, and much more.

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Study Finds Black and White Alzheimer's Patients Share Gene Variants

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

In one of the largest studies ever done on Alzheimer’s in African-Americans, researchers discovered that the gene variants associated with Alzheimer in people of European ancestry was...

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