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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Here's What the Future of Voting Looks Like

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Many agree that technology can and should simplify the electoral process in this country. But in practice, what will the future of voting in America look like?

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Obama Walks Tightrope Between Asian Allies

Thursday, April 24, 2014

President Obama is walking a tightrope—he must balance U.S. relationships with China, Japan, and South Korea as a huge trade deal hangs in the pendulum. Can the president keep his footing steady?

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Are We Just Waiting for Another Tech Bubble?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Some in Silicon Valley and on Wall Street are scratching their heads, worrying that the tech economy has re-entered the boom-and-bust era of the late 1990s.

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New Migraine Drugs Signal Hope for Millions

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Over the past 50 years, there hasn't been a single preventative drug developed that specifically targets migraines. But some new research in its early stages shows hope that a preventative drug may be within reach.

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Report: FBI Coerces U.S. Muslims to Spy

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The FBI has been coercing Muslims living in the United States to spy on other Muslims by threatening to put or keep them on the federal no-fly list.

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Hamas and Fatah Reach Unity Deal

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

After meeting in Gaza, the two main rival Palestinian factions—Fatah and Hamas—have come to a new agreement. The groups say they have formed a "unity" government together.

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Voting in Congress? There May be an App for That

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

One lawmaker believes Congress should spend less time in D.C. He's come up with a proposal that would grant Congress the power to vote on legislation and attend committee meetings remotely.

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Was Shakespeare a Scientist at Heart?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

When most people think of William Shakespeare they think of his plays, not science. But how much did the real science of astronomy influence Shakespeare's writing? 

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This Is Where: Deep in The Woods of East Texas

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Around the country, Takeaway listeners have been submitting their own poems about places that carry meaning, and among the memorable poems was this one from a listener from Palestine, Texas.

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U.S. Tackles Tensions Between Japan & China

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

President Barack Obama lands in Tokyo today, the first stop on his week-long trip through Southeast Asia. At the top of his agenda are the rising tensions between Japan and China.

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Trans Community Seeks Dialogue to Break Barriers

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

For some, conversations about gender identity have gone from a collection of awkward, teachable moments to a much more open, cultural dialogue that can lead a whole group of people to become accepted and not as sidelined as "other."

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Are We Causing the Next Mass Extinction?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Vast changes in the ecosystem have caused five mass extinctions throughout history. The New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert argues that humans are causing the sixth.

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Obama, Biden Seek to Balance East and West

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

While Russia and Ukraine dominate the headlines, President Obama embarks on a long-awaited trip to Southeast Asia. As Vice President Biden practices Containment 2.0 with Russia in the West, can President Obama do the same with China in the East?

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SCOTUS Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In a 6-to-2 decision issued Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Michigan state ban on affirmative action in public higher education. Kareem Crayton, a professor of law at the University of North Carolina Law School, explains the ramifications of this ruling.

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Today's Highlights | April 22, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Also on Today's Show: Las Vegas could be facing a dire water shortage...The death count rises as each new body is brought to the surface from the South Korean ferry disaster, and now more than 100 are confirmed dead.

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Science and God: Can They Co-Exist?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Can science and God co-exist? For centuries, science and religion have been at odds, with some fearing that the more scientists uncover, the more religious theories may unravel.

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Turning to Brain Scans to Find Consciousness

Monday, April 21, 2014

Thanks to improved trauma care, more people are surviving brain injuries. But many patients end up in vegetative or minimally conscious states. A look at the tools and technology that better identifies hidden consciousness.

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Today's Highlights | April 21, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Also on Today's Show: Tensions remained high over the weekend in Ukraine...There are more grim details emerging about the South Korean ferry crash...This week the Retro Report documentary team looks back at the Terri Schiavo case...

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How Much Is This Man's Life Worth?

Monday, April 21, 2014

About $408, according to the Nepalese government, which offered this amount as compensation to the families of the 13 Sherpas who died in Friday's massive Everest avalanche. The tragedy is raising questions again about the treatment of Sherpas, who earn as little as $3,000 a year in one of the world's most dangerous professions. 

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SCOTUS Weighs In on the Future of Cable

Monday, April 21, 2014

Today the Supreme Court hears ABC, Inc. v. Aereo, a case about copyright law, digital technology and the definition of free access. It pits the biggest moguls in television against each other in court.

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