Mythili Rao is a producer for the daily radio show The Takeaway with John Hockenberry.
Mythili Rao is a producer at The Takeaway. Her reporting, essays and book reviews have also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Millions, Publishers Weekly, Newsweek, and other publications. Before joining WNYC, she worked on the assignment desk at CNN's New York Bureau, where she filed stories on everything from Bernie Madoff to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are two of the oldest candidates ever to make a presidential bid, and neither has shared much information about their health. What do they owe the public?
To get kids to enjoy and wanted to read, LeVar Burton, longtime host of Reading Rainbow, parents must demonstrate their own love of reading.
The World's 50 Best Restaurants were unveiled this week — but it depends on who you ask whether these restaurants are really the 50 best at all.
Adolf Hitler did heinous things. For years after World War II, it wasn't even possible to present him in a comedic way. But by 1968, Americans started laughing at Hitler — and now Germans are too.
Gen. Ann Dunwoody wasn't even sure she wanted to be in the military at first, but the professionalism and leadership of her first co-workers put her on the path to becoming the first woman to be a four-star general. Yet she acknowledges many female service members still need fair treatment.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear a case that may decide the future of same-sex marriage nationwide. A case from 2010 helped set the legal and moral precedent to get us to this point.
Frida Kahlo was married to fellow artist Diego Rivera, but she had an affair with Spanish artist José Bartoli. The letters are between Kahlo and Bartoli and show the depth and nature of their relationship.
Are people who choose not to have kids really "selfish, shallow and self-absorbed?" That's the title of a new book that explores why the childless are actually none of the above, and want the rest of society to understand their often-complex reasons for not having kids.
The killing of a homeless man by Los Angeles police added yet another incident to the list of high-profile police killings that have rocked the US over the last year. Now the Justice Department is issuing reports and recommendations on police bias, hoping to help repair relations between officers and citizens.
The number of college graduates with debt is rising quickly, and some students have had enough. A group known as the Corinthian 15 say they're going on a "debt strike," hoping to force action to cancel the debts they owe to a for-profit education company — and spur broader change.
Former CIA officer John Kiriakou is the man who first confirmed that the CIA was using waterboarding to torture detainees. He's also the only person to ever go to jail over the CIA's torture program. Now he's home on house arrest, and speaking out about his concerns over the future of vital leaks.