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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Student Debt: Striking Back Against Banks

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This year, student loan debt reached a new high in the United States, inching up to a whopping $1.16 trillion. Now some are pushing back with a "debt strike."

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Ex-Marine Guilty in 'American Sniper' Murder Trial

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A jury has handed down a guilty verdict in the murder trial of former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle—the man at the center of the film and book "American Sniper."

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An Intimate & Complicated History of Women in Pakistan

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In her new memoir "The Upstairs Wife," author and activist Rafia Zakaria takes an in-depth look at the role of women in Pakistan, beginning with the women in her family.  

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Rest Easy, America. Coffee is Good for You.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A new study from the nation's top panel on nutrition has found that coffee is good for you—and you should be drinking more of it.

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An Interactive Guide to Net Neutrality

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Want to know more about net neutrality? Check out this interactive timeline.
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The Conspiracy Theories Behind the Malaysian Flight 370 Disappearance

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Science journalist Jeff Wise joined the cadre of "experts" paid to have some ideas about what happened to the flight when he became an "aviation analyst" for CNN.  

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The Blurred Lines Between Theft and Artistic Inspiration

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A trial is underway to determine if the song "Blurred Lines" is actually a rip-off of Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up." But there's a long history of "borrowing" in the music industry.

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How Kansas City Became an Internet Powerhouse

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In 2011, Google announced that Kansas City, Missouri would become a test site for Google Fiber, which offers a connection that's up to 100 times faster than today's basic broadband.

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How the King of Kombucha Built a Beverage Empire

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Before GT Dave got into the business of selling kombucha as a teenager, there was no such thing as commercial kombucha.

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Web Utopias & Dial Up Dead Zones: The Fight for Net Neutrality

Monday, February 23, 2015

Should all internet traffic be treated equally? That's the question before the Federal Communications Commission this week.

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At the Heart of ISIS, a Battle Over Islam

Monday, February 23, 2015

A new article in The Atlantic argues that the U.S. can't effectively fight ISIS unless we understand the group's adherence to Islam, but critics say ISIS fighters aren't true Muslims. 

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A Slow-Moving Natural Disaster Overcomes Boston

Monday, February 23, 2015

Boston has been hit with more than seven feet of snow. It's not an earthquake, but some are arguing that this is a slow-moving natural disaster devastating the city.

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An Identity Shaped by The 'War on Terror'

Monday, February 23, 2015

In his latest book, author Mohsin Hamid reflects on how his identity as a Pakistani has been changed in the years since 9/11 by the ongoing “War on Terror” forged by the west. 

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How Much Does It Cost To Buy A Climate Scientist?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Dr. Wei Hock "Willie" Soon is a prominent climate researcher who argues that climate change is not the result of human actions. But all of his money comes from the energy industry.

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College Campuses: A 'Hunting Ground' for Rapists

Monday, February 23, 2015

The new film "The Hunting Ground" looks at the rape epidemic on college campuses, and how colleges contribute to the issue by deliberately erasing the truth.

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The Weekender: How The Takeaway is Made

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Have you ever wondered how The Takeaway is made? Now's your chance to find out.

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CDC Director on America's Battle Against Deadly 'Superbugs'

Friday, February 20, 2015

Drug-resistant bacteria kills at least 23,000 patients in the U.S. each year. The director of the CDC discusses the Obama Administration's measure to combat this growing problem.

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Half a Million Walmart Workers Finally Get a Raise

Friday, February 20, 2015

America's biggest private employer announced this week that nearly half its workforce is getting a raise. Walmart's wage increases tell us a lot about the health of the economy.

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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, February 20, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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The 2015 Oscars: Who Will Win & Who Should Win

Friday, February 20, 2015

All this week, in the lead up to the Oscars, we've been looking at the films nominated for Best Picture. Today, we talk predictions with our Movie Date Podcast team. 

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