T.J. Raphael

Takeaway Digital Content Editor

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

If Hitler Were a Talk Show Host

Thursday, May 07, 2015

In a new novel, Adolf Hitler wakes up in the year 2011 and becomes a talk show host. The book examines how Hitler's dark personality would fare in our internet driven world.

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Pulitzer Winner Gregory Pardlo on Life as a Poet in Bed-Stuy

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Takeaway Producer Mythili Rao recently visited Pardlo in his Brooklyn neighborhood to talk to him about his newfound fame and what the daily life of a poet in Bed-Stuy is really like.

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In Swinging Ohio, Anything Goes For 2016

Thursday, May 07, 2015

A year and a half ahead of the vote, there's already a palpable sense of excitement in Ohio, a state which is likely to once again be a decisive one in the presidential election.

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Cleveland Police on Trial

Thursday, May 07, 2015

A white Cleveland Police officer faces voluntary manslaughter charges for killing two unarmed black suspects. The city is preparing for protests when the verdict comes down.

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How to Conduct a Tree Census

Thursday, May 07, 2015

We've all dealt with census takers knocking on our doors. But it turns out, there's another census. However, it's not for humans—it's for trees. 

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Your Guide to the 2016 GOP Candidates

Thursday, May 07, 2015

By our count, at least 10 Republican candidates are running or have expressed interest in being the next president of the United States. Here we explore the field for the 2016 election.

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The Royal Family You Should Be Watching

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

While Britain's new princess dominates the headlines, a quiet shake-up in another prominent royal family has much bigger consequences for the U.S. and the Middle East. 

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That Workaholic in the Next Cube May Be Faking It

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Are your coworkers who claim to work 80 hour weeks just faking it? A new study shows that when people leave early for work “meetings,” they are often tending to personal matters.

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The Art of Fake News: How 'War of the Worlds' Changed Media Forever

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The 1938 radio broadcast of Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” terrified the nation. A new book explores how the broadcast laid the foundation for fake news.

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America's Longest War: When Will it End?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A new series produced by The GroundTruth Project, "Foreverstan," considers what America’s longest war has accomplished, and its lasting consequences for the people of Afghanistan.  

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Study: New Music Discovery Stops at Age 33

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

An informal online study that compiled data from U.S. Spotify users found that people stop discovering new music at age 33. 

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Fracking Chemicals Found in PA Drinking Water

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

In Bradford County, Pennsylvania, new research has found that a chemical used in fracking operations has made its way into drinking water that was sampled from three homes in the region.

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Infighting Over Iran Nuclear Deal Creates Headaches For the GOP

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

To the dismay of Mitch McConnell, conservative junior senators are threatening to compromise a bill that would give Congress review power over a nuclear deal with Iran. 

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PEN & Charlie Hebdo: Honoring Courage or Hostility?

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The PEN American Center will be honoring the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo with its annual Freedom of Expression Courage Award at it gala tonight, a controversial decision.

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Making Muppet Magic: Caroll Spinney on Being Big Bird & Oscar the Grouch

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Caroll Spinney, who's played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for over 40 years, talks about his characters, and his primary inspiration in life, his wife Debra. 

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With Riviera's Closing, Vegas Loses an Icon

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Say goodbye to the Riviera. The hotel and casino, an iconic part of the Las Vegas strip, is scheduled for implosion. 

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Big Data Analysis Reveals a Grumpy Supreme Court

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

An analysis of over 25,000 Supreme Court opinions show a less friendly and more venomous court. 

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It Ain't About the Margaritas: The Real Meaning of Cinco de Mayo

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

A day filled with tacos and margaritas is not a bad day. But it's also not a true celebration of Mexican independence.

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Meet the Army's First Female Four-Star General

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Ann Dunwoody was the first woman to become a four-star general in the U.S. Army. She discusses what her position as a female in the military has taught her about leadership.

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A Game That Started with Segregation, Now Played with Pride

Monday, May 04, 2015

The game of 9-man looks like volleyball and is played in parking lots. It developed during a time of anti-Chinese sentiment, and is still dominated by Chinese-Americans today.

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