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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

SOTU 2015: Reading Between the Lines

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The president laid out an ambitious agenda in last night's State of the Union address. We parse through the proposals laid out in the address and the GOP response to the speech.

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To Counter Obama on Iran, Boehner Invites Netanyahu to Congress

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

President Obama is determined to make diplomatic progress with Iran. And now some say Speaker Boehner is raising the stakes by inviting Israel's prime minister to address Congress.

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Web Exclusive: Navigating The Tricky Business of Sex & Parenthood

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WNYC's parenting podcast "The Longest Shortest Time" is launching a series on sex and parenting. Host Hillary Frank chats with Culture Producer Kirsten Meinzer about the series and more.

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Accusations Fly in Wake of Argentine Prosecutor's Mysterious Death

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

An Argentine prosecutor was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot just days after he accused President Kirchner of shielding Iranian suspects in the nation's deadliest terror attack.

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Why it Might be Time to Refinance Your Mortgage

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The average rate for a 30-year fix-rate mortgage fell to 3.8 percent at the end of last week. Some experts say now is a good time to think about refinancing or buying.

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Can American Presidents Still Do Big Things?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What we expect of our president likely differs by party affiliation, but the historical records shows that some presidents are more effective than others. Why?

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ISIS Threatens to Kill Japanese Hostages

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

​On Tuesday, members of the Islamic State released a new video featuring two Japanese hostages. 

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Soap Opera Dramatizes Lives of Syrian Refugees

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Takeaway talks with the co-producers of a popular radio soap opera, airing in the Middle East, about the fictional lives of Syrian refugees living in Jordan.

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Bringing Up Baby: The Push for Paid Parental Leave

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The U.S. is the only developed nation without a federal policy that mandates paid parental leave. President Obama hopes to change that.

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Majority of Public School Students Live in Poverty

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

For the first time in at least 50 years, more than half of all U.S public school students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. We look at how this impacts their teachers.

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Syrian Exile Finds Her Voice Through Storytelling

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Syrian exile in Washington, D.C. describes how the radio station she co-founded has created a voice for ordinary Syrians and humanized the Syrian crisis.

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The Trials and Tribulations of the Capital Jury

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jurors will hear testimony that will be graphically violent and harrowing, and they will have to decide whether Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes should be executed.

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Research Lab Lets Animals Suffer for Profits

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

For the past 50 years, the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center has been making the meat industry more efficient and productive by utilizing aggressive and sometimes cruel methods.

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How Much is Enough? Study Says Half of Global Wealth Held by 1%

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The rich are on a roll. According to a new study, the 1 percent will own more than 50 percent of the world's wealth by early next year. 

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The Fight for The Vote Continues

Monday, January 19, 2015

Some 50 years after President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, the protections guaranteed by the law are facing their biggest threat yet. 

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Mormon Church Struggles to Move Forward

Monday, January 19, 2015

Thousands of Mormons are struggling with issues of same-sex marriage and the ordination of women. And one prominent figure in the Mormon Church is under fire for giving them a voice.

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Obama to Call For More Taxes for The Super Rich

Monday, January 19, 2015

President Obama says the additional revenue could go towards community college, child care, and retirement planning. 

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MLK Day Through the Eyes of Young People

Monday, January 19, 2015

Each year, the nation reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But we also want to look forward and explore how his work might be carried into the future. 

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Maya Angelou's Posthumous Hip Hop Album

Monday, January 19, 2015

On MLK Day, the folks at The Takeaway are listening to Maya Angelou, but not recordings of her classic poems. We're listening to her posthumous hip hop album. 

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Audio Essay: The Words of MLK & Coretta Scott King

Monday, January 19, 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King was a legendary orator whose voice has taken its place in the songs of American liberation. The Takeaway explores the words of Dr. King and Coretta Scott King.

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