Mythili Rao

Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

Is Syrian President Assad Winning?

Friday, May 31, 2013

Increasingly, it seems Syrian President Assad has good reasons to be confident.  Syria’s allies are standing firm while Syrian opposition and international community remain unable t...

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Budget Deficit Shrinks as Consumer Confidence Grows

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The federal budget deficit is shrinking. What’s more, it’s shrinking far faster than anyone in Washington anticipated it would. That bit of information, together with a slew of other...

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Was the I.R.S. Correct to Flag Certain Organizations for Additional Review?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Was the I.R.S. correct to flag certain organizations applying for tax-exempt status for additional review? New analysis from The New York Times finds that in many cases groups single...

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Congressman Tom Cole on Oklahoma's Recovery

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

When it comes to bad weather, Oklahoma is all too familiar with disaster. Last week's tornado in Moore, Oklahoma was the 74th presidential disaster declared in the state in the past ...

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What's Next in IRS Inquiry?

Friday, May 24, 2013

In Washington, the attention of lawmakers remains focused on a scandal stemming from the IRS and the scrutiny it applied to Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status. Earlier this ...

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President Obama Seeks to Narrow 'War on Terror'

Friday, May 24, 2013

In the first major counter-terrorism speech of his second term, President Obama outlined guidelines for the use of drone strikes, laid out plans to close Guantanamo and sought to fi...

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FBI Investigation of Man with Ties to Boston Bombing Suspect Ends in Shooting

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A mystifying development in the investigation of the alleged Boston Marathon bombing suspects came early Wednesday morning when an F.B.I. agent shot and killed a Chechen man named Ibr...

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Why Closing Guantánamo Bay Might Not Enough

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Today, as President Obama refocuses the nation's counter-terrorism policies, he will also address the on-going efforts to close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility. Previously, as a...

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Teachers: Unsung Heroes of the Oklahoma City Tornado

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

As the road to recovery begins for the people affected by the Oklahoma City Tornado Monday, unsung heroes have emerged out of this tragedy. People whose jobs helped to save lives, kee...

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More than a Weather Man

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

In some parts of the country, the meteorologist on the local news is more than just a weatherman. He’s a life-saver, a legend, a guardian. Few meteorologists fit that profile more t...

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As Syrian Conflict Deepens, Violence Bleeds into Iraq and Lebanon

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

As the Syrian conflict deepens, increasingly, the violence appears to be spilling beyond the country’s borders. Some of the worst fighting in recent days has been centered around th...

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What the James Rosen Case Says About the Freedom of the Press

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New details are emerging about about a Justice Department investigation into Fox news correspondent James Rosen, raising questions about how often journalists have been investigated w...

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How Long Will the War on Terror Last?

Monday, May 20, 2013

How long will the war on terror last?  Another five years? Or ten years? That question was put to a senior Pentagon official by Congress last week during hearings by the Senate Armed ...

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'David's Inferno': Depression's Lessons

Friday, May 17, 2013

Next week when the fifth Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is released it's expected to bring with it new debate on the definition of illness itself -- about what's a disorder and w...

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Revisiting the Tailhook Sexual Assault Scandal

Thursday, May 16, 2013

In 1992, a young Navy lieutenant named Paula Coughlin stepped forward to make a startling allegation. She said she and many other women had been sexually assaulted at the Navy's ann...

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Your Experiences with Genetic Testing and Reactions to Angelina Jolie's Preventative Mastectomy

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The news that actress Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy after learning that she carried BRCA1 -- gene linked to breast cancer -- elicited a range of responses from Takeaway listeners. er.

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Historic Election Marks Transition in Pakistan

Monday, May 13, 2013

This weekend saw historic elections in Pakistan. Despite the violence in the run-up to the elections, which saw regular bomb blasts and the kidnapping of the son of a former Prime Min...

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Selling the Affordable Care Act

Monday, May 13, 2013

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act is the responsibility of the Department of Health and Human Services. However, in a controversial move, the federal government has turned...

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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 ...

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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...

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