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Mythili Rao

Producer, The Takeaway

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

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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Saudi Arabia Sends Women to Olympics for First Time

Friday, July 13, 2012

Saudi Arabia is sending two female athletes to the Olympics for the first time, becoming one of the last competing countries to do so. The step is a huge statement for female athletes globally, but some critics warn that it may be a deceiving one.

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Pakistan Ignores Legacy of Physicist Linked to Higgs Boson Research

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The world of physics has been agog in recent weeks over something called the Higgs Boson particle. One of the scientists who laid the groundwork for these recent breakthroughs was physicist Abdus Salam, Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate — yet Salam's legacy is largely ignored in Pakistan.

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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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