T.J. Raphael

Takeaway Digital Content Editor

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Bullets and Bad Luck: The Untold Story of Guns in America

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

“Melancholy Accidents: Three Centuries of Stray Bullets and Bad Luck” is a new book that looks at the history of accidental gun deaths in America.

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'Nothing But The Truth': America is Finally Rethinking Police Interrogation

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Forget the good cop, bad cop routine. Several police departments across the country are reinventing their interrogation techniques based on new research. 

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Why Insanely Long Airport Wait Times Are Likely the New Normal

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Cuts to TSA's budget and lower staffing numbers means many passengers will wait hours to get through airport security. A solution does exist, but it's politically unpopular. 

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It's Personal: Bernie Sanders Strikes Back Against DNC

Monday, May 23, 2016

Bernie Sanders is backing Tim Canova, who is facing off against DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in a heated congressional election. Canova says it's time for her to go.


What it's Like to Be Transgender in North Carolina

Thursday, May 19, 2016

A trans man and trans woman talk about the impact of HB2 on their lives, and their hopes for the future.

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Venezuela on the Brink of Collapse

Monday, May 16, 2016

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has declared a nationwide state of emergency, and many say the nation is headed for total political and economic meltdown.

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The Sexist Origins of Gender-Segregated Bathrooms

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Nineteenth century American reactions to women entering the workforce helped shape North Carolina's controversial HB2 ordinance.

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Searching for the Truth of 'The Hanging Bridge'

Monday, May 02, 2016

A new book tries to make sense of a dark and painful period of American history through the eyes of one small town in Mississippi.

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Veteran: Trump Will Throw the Military into 'Crisis'

Thursday, April 28, 2016

One veteran says that American soldiers will abandon the military under a President Trump, who will throw the U.S. Armed Forces into "crisis."

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How 'Bad-Ass Librarians' Rescued Mali's Precious Texts from Jihadists

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

When jihadists took over Timbuktu in 2012, a remarkable joint effort managed to save hundreds of thousands of invaluable illuminated manuscripts from destruction. 

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Freedom From Fear: Art Project Captures America's Struggle

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Japanese-American Artist Setsuko Winchester is visiting sights of Japanese internment during WWII in an ongoing project titled: Freedom From Fear. 

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The Damsels of Design: The Women Who Changed Automotive History

Monday, April 11, 2016

In the mid 1950s, General Motors introduced the Damsels of Design, an all female design team that made a lasting impact on the automobile industry.

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Meet The Man Who Spent 10 Days With ISIS and Lived to Tell About It

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Few individuals have gotten close enough to the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Jurgen Todenhofer is one of them. He embedded with ISIS for 10 days in December of 2014.  

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Stories From the Struggle: How The #EverydaySexism Project Empowers Women

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The Everyday Sexism Project chronicles real experiences of daily, normalized sexism — from street harassment and workplace discrimination, to sexual assault and rape.

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Can Offshore Tax Havens Really Be Stopped?

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

The Panama Papers revealed the immensity and scope of a secretive tax avoidance network. Can offshore tax havens be eradicated, or is this just the tip of a much larger, elusive iceberg?

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Massive Leak Exposes Global Off-Shore Economy

Monday, April 04, 2016

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has leaked a huge swath of confidential documents that show how the global elite uses tax havens to hide their wealth.

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How the Threat of Nuclear Winter Changed the Cold War

Monday, April 04, 2016

In 1983, Carl Sagan and other scientists predicted how a nuclear attack could terminate the human species, changing the Cold War strategy.

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Why is Trump Winning? He's Selling Glamour – Not Policy

Monday, March 21, 2016

If you vote for Trump, you’ll be rewarded with a life of prosperity and happiness. No need to worry about the details. Trump has you covered.

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Facing High Deductibles, Christians Look to Ministries for Healthcare

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

As dissatisfaction with deductibles has risen since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, communities of faith are joining together to cover healthcare costs without insurance.


Violence at Trump Rallies Mirrors Strife of Days Past

Monday, March 14, 2016

Though confrontations now seem to be commonplace at Trump events, for some, these demonstrations are beginning to echo other violent eras in American politics.

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