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T.J. Raphael

Takeaway Digital Content Editor

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Artist Vijay Iyer on Finding Music in Empty Spaces

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pianist, composer, writer and Harvard Professor Vijay Iyer joins The Takeaway to discuss his new album.

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SCOTUS: Judges Need Limits on Campaign Cash

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Chief Justice John Roberts surprised many legal experts with his majority decision to restrict a judge's ability to directly solicit campaign donations.

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Amid Crisis, Nepalis Turn to Buddhist Culture

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The death toll from last weekend's earthquake in Nepal has surpassed 5,000. How does the Buddhist faith and culture help the Nepali people in a time of such suffering? 

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A Socialist President? Sen. Sanders Makes His Case

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Vermont Senator Bernie Sander, a self-described socialist, is running for president. The Takeaway explores what his race means for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party.

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Race, Class and Baltimore: Inside a Divided City

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Takeaway digs into the history of Baltimore—from the roots of the city's segregation, its economic disparity and police-community problems, and what it means for the future.

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'Oregon Trail' Creator on The Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

15 finalists have been selected for The Video Game Hall of Fame. Don Rawitsch, creator of "The Oregon Trail," discusses his legendary game, which is nominated for Hall of Fame status.

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Same-Sex Marriage: Inside The Supreme Court

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich reports from inside the Supreme Court as the justices' hear arguments for and against a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

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Lethal Injection Goes Before SCOTUS

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Supreme Court considers whether lethal injection drug cocktails subject death row inmates to cruel and unusual suffering in their last moments.

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Why Israel is The World's Toughest Beat

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In just three years, the NYT's Jodi Rudoren has covered two Israeli national elections, two wars in Gaza, failed peace talks and watched the fallout from regional political instability.

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Wendell Pierce of 'The Wire' Reflects on Baltimore's Real-Life Struggle

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

As Bunk on "The Wire," Wendell Pierce lived and worked in Baltimore for years. He reflects on the fictionalized world of "The Wire," and the real-life problems of today.

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To Thee I Wed: The Arguments For & Against Same-Sex Marriage

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Today the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, a case that may decide once and for all whether gay couples have the same rights to marry as straight couples. 

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Baltimore Burns as Anger Boils Over

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Chaos and violence broke out in the streets of Baltimore on Monday following the funeral service of Freddie Gray, an African-American man who was fatally injured while in police custody.

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Real Voices of Baltimore

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

As the city looks to heal, we're bringing you a few moments after a night of fear, violence, and heartbreak. 

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John Cage: Celebrating a Great American Composer

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The New World Symphony explores the legacy of John Cage, whose avant-garde manipulation of sound was completely novel during the 40s, 50s, and 60s at the height of his work.

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Nepal Reels As Death Toll Continues To Rise

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Humanitarian aid is slowly flowing into Nepal, but many areas remain inaccessible. Whole villages have been buried, and officials to fear that the final death toll will be over 10,000.

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Pope Francis Tackles Climate Change

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pope Francis is hosting a Vatican conference on climate change in anticipation of a major announcement on the environment to be made this summer. 

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Chicago to Pay Millions to Victims of Police Torture

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Chicago's police department has a troubled past of violence, but a recent agreement surrounding a horrific torture case could be a step forward. 

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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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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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