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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T. J. Raphael is The Takeaway's Digital Content Editor. Before joining The Takeaway, T. J. was Senior Editor of FOLIO: Magazine and FOLIOMag.com. There she covered the evolving media landscape, technology, economics, social media, apps, publishing and marketing.

As a staff reporter for The Legislative Gazette, based in the New York state capital, T. J. covered Constitutional law, Congressional elections and the New York State Legislature. She's also been a contributing writer to The Village Voice in New York City, and a general assignment reporter for the New York Daily News where she covered everything from entertainment to crime.

Her work has been cited by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, The Economist and Mashable.com, among others. She graduated with honors from Purchase College with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. Follow her on Twitter: @TJRaphael.

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

U.S. May Lift Ban on Paying Ransoms

Monday, April 27, 2015

Senior officials say a White House-ordered advisory board will recommend lifting the ban on paying ransoms for U.S. hostages held overseas.

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Listeners Share Odes to Their Zip Codes

Monday, April 27, 2015

Listeners from Clarkdale, Arizona to Ferguson, Missouri, share poems inspired by their ZIP codes.

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Baltimore Pushed to The Brink

Monday, April 27, 2015

This weekend in Baltimore, thousands of protesters took to the streets demanding answers from police over the death of Freddie Gray. 

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Meet the Clerk Who Started the Same-Sex Marriage Revolution

Monday, April 27, 2015

Clela Rorex wasn't trying to be revolutionary when she issued marriage licenses to six same-sex couples in Boulder, Colorado in 1975. But her decision shook the country to its core.

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Searching for Hope Amid Disaster in Nepal

Monday, April 27, 2015

More than 3,500 people are dead and 6,500 injured after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday.

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Roundtable: Coming Out as Trans Later in Life

Monday, April 27, 2015

At the age of 65, Bruce Jenner has announced that he is transitioning. Two transgender women discuss their experiences and what it means to transition later in life. 

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Nepal: How You Can Help

Monday, April 27, 2015

More than 3,500 people are dead after a 7.8 magnitued earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday afternoon. Here are seven vetted nonprofits that are working to provide relief in Nepal.

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Migrant Crisis on the Med: At Sea With The Smugglers

Friday, April 24, 2015

VICE News shares chilling footage from the Libyan coast guard and travels to detention centers in Libya, where we hear detained migrants speak of torture and human rights violations.

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For A Generation of Armenian-Americans, Wounds of Genocide Still Fresh

Friday, April 24, 2015

Aida Zilelian's debut novel, "The Legacy of Lost Things," looks at the difficult lives of three generations of Armenian-American immigrants in Queens, New York.

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Love, Sex and Alzheimer's: The Question of Consent

Friday, April 24, 2015

An Iowa man this week was found not guilty of sexually abusing his wife, whom nursing home staff members said was cognitively unable to give consent. How are these cases to be handled?

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Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Takeaway's Movie Date Podcast team reviews the new releases hitting the box office this weekend. 

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Comcast-Time Warner Merger Unravels

Friday, April 24, 2015

Comcast is walking away from its plans to take over Time Warner for $45 billion.

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Time to Rethink The U.S. Drone Program?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Americans have been victims of drone strikes since President Bush implemented the program in 2002. Is it time to rethink the U.S. drone program? 

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Britain's Political Powerhouse: Nicola Sturgeon

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nicola Sturgeon, labeled the most powerful woman in the U.K., may tip the balance of power in the U.K. elections on May 7, 2015.

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White House: American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by Al Qaeda since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national who had been an Al Qaeda hostage since 2012, died in January.

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When Sexual Harassment is Part of The Job

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Brittany Bronson, a writer, teacher, and cocktail waitress at a Las Vegas casino, says that every shift involves a compromise between her gender politics and her daily wages.

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Bourbon Heist Reveals Industry of Illusion

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A series of bourbon and whiskey thefts have shook Kentucky. But one expert says the smuggling ring—which almost got away with $100,000 in spirits—tells us a lot about the industry.

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Giant Volcano Erupts in Chile

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In Chile, a giant volcano has erupted twice in the past 24 after lying dormant since 1972. The eruptions sent a massive column of lava and ash miles into the sky.

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Obama Wants to Fast-Track the Biggest Trade Deal in 20 Years

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Most of President Obama's support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership has come from the GOP and big business. Democrats and others say it would drive wages down and encourage outsourcing. 

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Bhi Bhiman on The Music of Protest

Thursday, April 23, 2015

For singer and songwriter Bhi Bhiman, the path to protest took form in his catchy and heartfelt compositions.

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