Mythili Rao

Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

Deported Immigrants Struggle to Stay Connected to American Children

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

For families that decide to leave Mexico and take their chances in the United States, there is a calculation to be made: What is the price of pursing a dream? As we discovered earlier...

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Where are the Cicadas?

Monday, June 10, 2013

The cicada "Swarmaggedon" has so far not lived up to its hype. Where are the scary looking creatures? And why do they only come out every 17 years? Dr. Gene Kritsky is the Chair of Bi...

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Is the U.S. Now Syria's Only Hope?

Monday, June 10, 2013

New figures from the United Nations estimate that by the end of the year, more than 10 million Syrians will need some kind of aid. That’s half the country’s population. The UN says it...

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Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strike Drags into its 5th Month

Friday, June 07, 2013

Less than a month ago President Obama reiterated his desire to close the Guantanmo Bay detention facility in a televised speech, specifically addressing the hunger strike that is ...

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I.R.A. Hunger Strike Participant Reflects on What it's Like to Strike

Friday, June 07, 2013

The historic strike underway at Guantanamo is one in a long line of hunger strikes we’ve seen in the past century. One of the most dramatic strikes in recent decades came in 1980 ...

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Philadelphia Building Collapse: 6 Dead, 14 Injured

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Six people were killed and 14 injured an after a Salvation Army thrift store building collapsed in central Philadelphia yesterday. A neighboring building was in the process of being d...

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'The Buy Side' and Wall Street's Dark Side

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

In 1994, Turney Duff was a fresh-faced journalism graduate from Ohio University with no clear career plan.  He moved to New York and called up a rich uncle who worked at Morgan Stanle...

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Pushing for More Transparency in Bradley Manning Trial

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

More than three years after his arrest and after months and months of pretrial hearings, the trial of Army Private Bradley Manning finally began this week at Fort Meade. But his trial...

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Anti-Government Protests Erupt in Turkey

Monday, June 03, 2013

Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Turkey in protest. So far, more than seventeen hundred people have been arrested. The protests began over government plans...

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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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