Mythili Rao

Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Mythili Rao appears in the following:

The Laquan McDonald Case: What the DOJ is Looking For

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department announced a broad civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department's practices. 

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Why It's Time to Treat Violence 'Like a Disease'

Friday, December 04, 2015

Another week of mass shootings has brought a familiar routine. One doctor argues that we can stop the spread of violence by using the methods associated with disease control.

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ISIS Draws Strength From Oil, Arms Trade

Thursday, December 03, 2015

ISIS has created a complex network that can resupply fighters in a matter of hours. Oil sales have also become a central part of the terror group's funding model.

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Texas Threatens to Sue Group Helping Syrian Refugees

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Texas's Health and Human Services Department is threatening to sue the International Rescue Committee for its efforts to aid and resettle of Syrian refugees.

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How Income Inequality Stifles Generosity

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

New research suggests that when wealthy people believe their community has high income inequality, they become less generous. 

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Taking a Stand Against Islamic Extremism

Monday, November 30, 2015

Maajid Nawaz is a former Islamic extremist. After his arrest in Egypt in 2001, he re-evaluated his views in prison and became a leading voice against radicalism. 

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Radio Drama Humanizes Syrian Refugee Crisis

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Syrian refugee crisis may be overshadowed by politics in the U.S., but it is front and center in a new English version of a popular Arabic radio soap opera.

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The Political Cost of a Climate of Fear

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Fear isn't just a rhetorical tactic used in politics. It can also be a real driver of policy—and that is what we should be truly afraid of.

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Never-Published William Faulkner Play Surfaces

Friday, November 20, 2015

"Twixt Cup and Lip" was recently discovered in the library at the University of Virginia.


The World Bombs Syria

Thursday, November 19, 2015

In the wake of the Paris attacks, Russia, France, Britain, and the U.S. have all increased airstrikes in Syria, and Raqqa in particular. 


Meet the Space Archaeologist Using Satellites to Save Ancient Ruins

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Earlier this week, TED announced that its 2016 Ted Prize will be going to Sarah Parcak, a "satellite archaeologist" at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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What It's Like to Be Interviewed by The President

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

President Obama recently sat down with writer Marilynne Robinson for a conversation about the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist's life and work.  

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A Short History of Charlie Brown, Lucy, and The Football

Friday, November 06, 2015

If there's one "Peanuts" moment that's seared in all of our minds, it's the one that appears after Lucy has yanked away Charlie Brown's football. Falling backwards, he cries "AUGH!"

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The Early Political Education of Bernie Sanders

Thursday, November 05, 2015

This fall, Vermont Public Radio has its focus on Bernie Sanders. But even in his home state, the road to the presidency hasn’t been easy. One VPR reporter dives into Bernie's history.


Community Leaders Criticize FBI Tool to Identify Extremists

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

A new FBI program called "Don't Be a Puppet" was designed to help fight radicalization, but community activists who reviewed it worry it will contribute to stigmatization. 


Diversity: A Buzz Word With No Meaning?

Friday, October 30, 2015

"Diversity" is something that's talked a lot about in American workplaces. But in the absence of real change, many say it's nothing more than a feel good word.

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Red Web: Struggling for Internet Freedom in Russia

Friday, October 30, 2015

Vladimir Putin's attempts to control who uses the internet is documented in "Red Web," a new book by journalists Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan. 


The Bitter Truth About Nutrition Science

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

When it comes to nutrition science, there actually hasn't been any "new" breakthroughs in a very long time.

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Meat and Cancer: Will Americans Change Their Eating Habits?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A new report finds that red meat can cause cancer. Food authors Maureen Ogle and Mark Bittman share two very different reactions to the news.

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Canada to Withdraw From U.S. Fight Against ISIS

Friday, October 23, 2015

Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau has pledged to pull Canada out of the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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