About Me

I'm an Assistant Producer (Temporary) at NPR's Morning Edition & radio journalist passionate about telling stories related to race, class, and identity. When I'm not telling stories, I'm hitting the gym or spending quality time with my friends.

I live in Detroit, MI. But home is always Jakarta, Indonesia.

You can email me at npbrao [at] Gmail [dot] com (npbrao@gmail.com).

The Nord Stream leaks are a wake-up call for countries with vulnerable pipelines

The Nord Stream leaks are a wake-up call for countries with vulnerable pipelines A week after several suspicious ruptures were discovered along the undersea Nord Stream pipeline, gas has reportedly stopped leaking but the questions keep flowing. Namely: What — and who — caused the damage? And how can countries try to prevent similar incidents going forward? Scientists say the two leaks were likely caused by powerful underwater explosions, based on seismic data from Sweden and Denmark. And Euro

I Want to Stay Here, Just Not Forever: “A Better Life?” Podcast

Mohammed Ahsanul is an international student at the University of Wyoming about to complete his Ph.D. in applied mathematics. Once he finishes his degree, he expects to return home to Dhaka, Bangladesh—but not before his family reunites with him for the first time since the pandemic began. In the latest episode of A Better Life?, Producer Naina Rao joins Mohammed and his family for a trip to see America as she examines the ways a better life in the U.S. doesn’t always mean a permanent stay.