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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Divisions Remain as Ukrainian Election Nears

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ukraine is set to hold its first elections since the ouster of former president Viktor Yanukovych. Separatist in eastern Ukraine say they will hold their own elections in November. 

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SCOTUS Blocks Key Parts of Texas Abortion Law

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed a partial victory to abortion clinics in Texas. But this emotional and highly politicized legal battle is far from over.

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The Relentless Grip of the Foreclosure Crisis

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Years after foreclosing on a property, former homeowners can't escape the relentless knock of debt collectors.

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Church May Shift Outlook on Gays, Divorce

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A report from a meeting of Catholic Bishops, convened to discuss the family and contemporary society, signals a potential shift on divorce and homosexuality.

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Ebola Protocols: Sensible or Fear-Mongering?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

One doctor argues that when it comes to the Ebola virus in the United States, our hyper-vigilance is producing more fear-mongering among the public than needed.

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All Eyes on Kentucky as Midterms Inch Closer

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

With midterm elections just three weeks away, there is perhaps no other race that is being watched more closely than the campaign for U.S. Senate in Kentucky.

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Parents Can Now Choose to Have a Child Without Alzheimer's

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Under a new procedure, doctors can prevent a woman with a family history of early onset Alzheimer's from passing on to her child any chromosomes that carry the disease.

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Turkey's Reluctant Fight Against ISIS

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Domestic politics and a 40-year long conflict with Kurdish separatists have complicated Turkey's relationship with longtime allies.

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My Brother, The Terrorist

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A new documentary tells the story of how an ordinary middle-class white kid became a radical Muslim jihadist that's now serving time in a British prison on a terrorism conviction.

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Celebrating Indigenous People Instead of Columbus

Monday, October 13, 2014

This year, Minneapolis is celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day for the first time. 

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Ebola Fears Follow Doctor Home from Liberia

Monday, October 13, 2014

Dr. Adam C. Levine is back in Boston. He joins us from the studios of WGBH to reflect on Ebola in Liberia, and how some of the fears around the virus seem to have followed him home.

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The New Offering from The Budos Band

Monday, October 13, 2014

Influenced by West African jazz, funk, and heavy metal, The Budos Band got their start as high schoolers in Staten Island, but have gone on to tour the world. 

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A Breakthrough for Alzheimer's Treatment

Monday, October 13, 2014

A new report reveals that some of the barriers to Alzheimer's research may have been surmounted thanks to a team at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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Ebola: A Critical Test For Dallas

Monday, October 13, 2014

The city of Dallas, Texas again finds itself at the center of an epidemic that once seemed a world away.

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The Lost Tribe of Coney Island

Monday, October 13, 2014

A new book chronicles the head-hunting Filipino Igorrote tribe, their journey to American in 1905, and how they became the hottest spectacle of the year at Coney Island. 

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'Good Karma' Isn't How Women Get Ahead in Tech

Monday, October 13, 2014

Last week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told an audience of women in the tech industry that women who don't ask for a raise have "good karma" that will help them get ahead. 

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West Virginia's School to Prison Pipeline

Friday, October 10, 2014

While the youth incarceration rate has decreased dramatically in most states, West Virginia has gone in the opposite direction. One reporter finds out why.

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The Elusive Peace: Steven Pinker Explains Why Violence Has Declined

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Nobel Peace Prize announcement got us thinking: What is the meaning of peace? Steven Pinker, author of "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined," shares his view. 

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News Quiz | Week of Oct. 10, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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A Symbol of Hope: Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 10, 2014

The 17-year-old is now the youngest winner of the prestigious award, which will be shared with Indian human rights activist Kailash Satyarthi.

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